When did the Holiday season go from being warm and accepting to uptight and having groups of activists trying to bring back saying “Merry Christmas“? I don’t see the Jewish bringing in an uprising of Happy Hanukkah. Also working in the public, I hear Merry Christmas a lot, even from Jewish customers. If you are so into keeping Christ in Christmas, why don’t you live and act Christ-like? I haven’t read in the Bible about Jesus acting in manners such as these. Judging people so harshly. In fact, wasn’t he forgiving of
Judith Judas [thanks, commenter below!]? The one who betrayed him.
That image basically sums up my beliefs. God is God. We don’t have the answers until we cross over. We can feel that in our hearts, thoughts and souls that we do, and I think no matter what religion or non-religion you follow, you have the right to feel that you do. We don’t have proof though. People have died for a short amount of time. Sometimes over the amount of time for the brain to not be receiving oxygen. They came back and each experience is different. Why do you think this is? Could it be that God is God and loving and is even touted for loving those who may stray or never believe in Him, we are able to have our own personal experiences on the other side? Everyone’s heaven or afterlife a little different? We were only given so much to comprehend on this planet. We have come long ways in the knowledge of science and how nature works and we are still learning. Our spiritual pathways on the other hand, are very personal. I think God meant for that. There is diversity in everything. Humans, plants, animals, cultures, businesses, medical treatments, psychology/psychiatry. Why should diversity not exist in spirituality?
People need to lighten up. I know they won’t, but they should. Maybe it’s because I am older now, but I am seeing a lot more greed, entitlement, and lack of respect and acceptance for others. Our world is filling up with more hate as the days go by. If from your religion, you snub your nose at others for not believing your ways and ideals, you may need to look your beliefs over. After all, he without sin shall cast the first stone.