I am not Christian. I am not Jewish, I am not Islamic and I am not of the Bahá’í Faith. I do not practice dharma and karma. I am not a member of the Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism faiths. I do not follow the traditions of Asian Shamanism, the Native American religions, the Austronesians or Australian Aboriginals.I do not follow those of the newer Scientology belief. I do not follow any known religion or faith structure that I know of (and there are many more than I have listed here). That is not to say I think the people who believe in these things are wrong, nor do I believe that what I believe is the end all. There are central beliefs in almost all of them. In my belief structure there are no tenants or commandments or the like.
Most of these religions and faith structures teach their children from a young age that what they believe is the true belief. I believe that is taking away a right every human should have (no matter your nationality or belief): freedom. You are forcing something that may not be the truth on extremely susceptible minds and you are doing it on purpose. How exactly is that a good thing?
I believe my child should not be indoctrinated at all. She is allowed to go to church or what have you with relatives as long as they don’t try to get her to believe that what they believe is the truth. And when she is od enough I will teach her as much as I know about the world’s religions and faith structures and she can make her own decisions, rolling from one to the other until she finds what is right for her.
My belief is convoluted, but the brief version is that there is a central energy source and from that source we are created. Everything is made of energy and if we believe/focus hard enough we can manipulate that energy. When we die we return to the source and are redistributed to new lives. There is obviously more to it, but that is the digest version.
I will never tell my children what to believe, but I do believe it is okay to teach them everything with an emphasis on one belief system in particular.
Religion will be back in my posts, trust me.
- Another ‘National Holiday’ That Is Dedicated To A Single Religion (anotherhallucination.com)
- Why It’s Not a “Safer Bet” to Believe In God (victorhugg.wordpress.com)
- A Whole New Religion for a New Age (socyberty.com)