Blind leap

 

I’ve never understood the logic of some religious people who tell people that they have to believe the way their denomination does because their soul depends on it.  They are expected to simply believe something that is huge, something that affects their soul for all eternity.  Sometimes they threaten eternal punishment if they don’t comply, and especially if they question. There is often a lot of guilt tied up in religion.

I’m not going to buy a house or a car without reading the fine print. I’m not going to get married to someone I just met. If I’m not going to jump into those kinds of major commitments without careful study, then what is the logic of entering into an eternal commitment without questioning it?

It is precisely because I take my soul seriously that I question.  I expect the same of everyone.   I think any faith tradition that expects blind obedience really just wants you to be blind.

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About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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