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#166 OmniSoul

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:36 PM

I believe in All That Is, Source Energy, Creator... But I do not believe in organized religion.

I do appreciate and respect the religious or spiritual beliefs of others. And will honor another's cultural customs, out of courtesy and gratitude, when in their presence, regardless of my feelings; and expect reciprocation, respectively. (We all have the right to believe in whatever we choose. I will support one's journey of Self-Discovery, as long as there are no boundary violations on either side.) I do not push my beliefs on anyone, I do and will talk about it, pose questions, and stand firm in my own convictions. I want other's to be open minded enough to see things from my point of view, and share knowledge. Listening and talking, debating, etc.

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My grandmother was a Pentecostal preacher, who had this amazing Gift; she was almost full-blooded Cherokee, a Healer of sorts and would talk to God and hear his answer. (Now, at this point, I am not sure if it was dementia setting in or what, she was always a little off, if you catch my drift. I apparently inherited her amazing gifts, lol if that tells ya anything.)

My mother was raised Baptist, my father, on the other hand, no religious beliefs whatsoever. (I was raised by my father till I was 15.)

My mother expected me to be Baptist. It didn't fit me. The Bible in general didn't fit me.

I am an analyzer; an out of the box, unorthodox thinker. I think for myself, and will always, even if I'm standing alone (besides, it much quieter this way, not standing in a group of people screaming that their way is the right way, when it's not even "their way" in the first place, it's someone else's and they are just moving with that Crowd. That's their belief. That's fine by me.)

Something I wrote last year, when I was still on the fence about my beliefs (finding my Truth): "Why be a follower being lead around by a talker, like a toddler running for a walk in her walker. Slamming into sh*ts for giggles."

I've tried being Christian. But with my watchful, observant eye, those early childhood Church-Going experiences weren't congruent and didn't add up. (:) Doesn't matter that I'm bad at math most of the time.) It was in 2009 that I heard the expression: "Standing in your garage does not make you a car, any more than going to Church makes you a Christian." Which I then understood that that was "just how people are, regardless of their Religious Affiliation."

The profound wisdom imparted on me that day shed some much needed light on many a circumstance or situation. Those words allowed me to take a step back and not judge a particular Religion (or anything, really) based on the small circle of interaction that formed certain experiences.

I see things as "they are" not how "I am."

I don't believe in what some call the God-Concept. Not as other's do. I don't have a visual persona attached to my Creator. It is Divine Light, Total Conscious Awareness, Pure Intelligent Energy, Masculine & Feminine.

I have no real justifiable label or category to put my belief. I do prefer Buddhism, and I practice Wicca; both fulfill my spiritual needs on most levels. I appreciate the principles and Universal Truths.

I enjoy studying different Religions, incorporating certain attributes of each, whatever resonates within me; learning constantly, so that my Consciousness evolves with a well-rounded fluidity allowing external experiences and intuitive insight to propel my Spiritual Development forward towards Enlightenment.

I know that I can impact the world in a major way by relaying my knowledge for the highest good of all.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:03 AM

Recent convert to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, yet I have catholic views as well. I find other religions fascinating though.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

Recent convert to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, yet I have catholic views as well. I find other religions fascinating though.

 

 

I've worked with Mormons in the past. They were Jack Mormons. The one told me never to invite just one Mormon to go fishing with you. He will drink all your beer. Always invite two so they will keep an eye on each other and their hands off your beer. :)


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:36 PM

Recent convert to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, yet I have catholic views as well. I find other religions fascinating though.

Panzo, I'm a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My wife converted from Catholicism when she was a teenager.


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Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:33 AM

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Don't see you answered the poll... You could either be Christian, or Other Mixture maybe? hehe....

I know some Catholics don't like to call themselves "Christians" because they feel that is a generic term. Anyone else heard this before? Or is it just a south Texas hispanic thing?

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Actually, I've been told quite blatantly by "Christians" that Being a Catholic means I'm not a "Christian". I'm not much on religious snobbery but when that happens I answer that Jesus gave the keys of the Church to Paul and not the Reverend Billy Joe Jim Bob of the snake kissing 1st Apostolic Evangelical Pentecostal Dipsticks. They claim "But you don't take Jesus as your Savior!" To which I reply "Sure I do. But I take God as my God and the Holy Spirit as the Holy Spirit also. I don't kick two thirds of the Holy Trinity to the curb." The few times I pray, it's to God and not Jesus so I guess that DOES make me a Non-Christian. :)

 

The People who really irritate me are the ones who think they are the only ones getting into Heaven. Some of them even have a mathematical formula that says that only 144,000 people will end up in Heaven. If that is true then the No Vacancy sign went up almost 2000 years ago, so why even try? I believe in the state of Purgatory aka Limbo. What Ghosts describe who have not passed over is what purgatory has been described as being.

 

In the End, there are many ways to God. I have chosen one.

 

But I think I'll stick around a while and Haunt the crap out of people who have ticked me off through out my Life!

 

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The only difference between Socialism and National Socialism is the snappy uniforms. - Logan "Aside from ending Slavery, Fascism and Communist World Domination, War has never solved anything! ""For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute! But it's "Savior of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot." - Rudyard Kipling "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."---George Orwell "Always Remember-All Lessons in Life are Expensive.....and the last one costs you everything you have." - Logan" Socialism is just Communism without a Dictator....and you can always find a Dictator!" - Logan "An Armed Man is a Citizen. An Unarmed Man is a Subject. Subject to anything anyone wants to do to him." - Logan "Without the Second Amendment there is no First Amendment...or Third or Fourth or Fifth....or 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th or 27th!" - Logan Peace is not the Absence of War. Peace is the Absence of the Opportunity for War. True Peace comes through Superior Firepower. - Logan

 

 





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