Saturday, June 26, 2010

Many Paths to God

I guess the biggest change I've gone through these last few weeks is being able to completely embrace and accept the truth that there are many paths to God, not just the Christian path. I've instinctively know this, it's always felt true in my gut, but Christianity tried to beat it out of me. Now I can stop fighting it and instead live in it.

This makes me happy!

It means I don't have to put down others' beliefs in order to fully embrace my own. It means I don't have to be judgmental or pity others. Instead I can celebrate life and God.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


So I'm feeling very shattered these days. Most of what I thought to be true about Christianity is being torn down. It feels like I'm being shredded.

Or maybe more like de-programming they do with people who've been brainwashed into a cult. I'm deprogramming myself.

It leaves me feeling off balance and vulnerable, but I think it's only temporary. A lot has to be torn down before I can build something in its place.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Doctrines I No Longer Believe In

Heaven & hell
The inerrancy of scripture
The virgin birth
The atonement
The second coming
"Belief" as most important
Original sin
Need to go to church
Homosexuality as sinful
Female as subservient
Unmarried sex always bad
Jesus as savior and only Son of God
Worshiping Christ (vs. following Jesus)
Christianity as the only way to God

Is there even a God to find our way to?

Friday, June 11, 2010

What is Sin?

To sin = to miss the mark.

To miss the point of life. To live unskillfully, blindly, and thus to suffer and cause suffering.

That is SO different than the concept of sin I understood from being a Christian.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Problem with Words

Everything I'm experiencing now is so hard to put into words. It's so much bigger than my puny words can capture.

I think that's the problem with the Bible and all the ancient spiritual teachings. They use words, which limit the concepts being taught, making those concepts much smaller and reducing their significance. But over the years, people have grabbed on to those small words as if they were the whole truth. Failing to recognize the vast truths behind the words - truth that must be felt or experienced rather than intellectually understood.