Thursday, January 22, 2009

Who would have imagined? A secular man enjoying a Scriptural world.

A friend of mine was curious how someone who grew up in a secular world could be so interested in discussing Religion and Scripture. I never really gave it much thought, I just assumed everyone would be interested. LOL, boy was I wrong. I grew up without any religious views on the world. As a family we never went to church or synagogue or mosque. There were never discussions on God, nor were there any on what may have started the universe as we know it. But looking back I see that my family has an inate sense of Spirituality. I think I have always known in my heart that there is a creative driving force. I just dont buy into any one belief. What draws me to reading and discussing scripture is that its essence is more about how to live life. The people who have penned these wonderful writings are just like you and I. They have experienced what we are experiencing in our lives, and in many instances they have excellent ideas on how to deal with them. Even the times when they didnt deal well with their situations, we can learn from that also. The Poetic nature of these writings has also been a pull for me. It speaks of the Humaness of us all that we try to find practical and creative ways to deal with our "not knowing". We all seem to have a rhythm that our hearts beat to, what your "choice" of music is depends on your spirit, just remember though, its all of us that are playing the instruments.

"Truth is one, the Sages speak of it by many names"

5 comments:

freestyleroadtrip said...

I am certainly warming up to concept of a single truth by many names. If mainstream Christianity is correct, Native Americans for example, who had no chance to know Christ by name and jump through all the hoops that are now before us, are eternally lost. And for just being unlucky enough to be born in the wrong era and in the wrong location. I just don't buy it anymore. The first interaction I had with Yael was a written shouting match about something similar. Could it be that when we all speak of our picture of God, in the end we will find that we are all speaking to the same God.

Tit for Tat said...

Could it be that when we all speak of our picture of God, in the end we will find that we are all speaking to the same God.(freestyle)

Thanks for commenting Doug. Its either the same God or its pretty busy on the other side.

Luke said...

COEXIST! RAWK RAWK RAWK!

and there's no such thing as secular btw... it's all a different way of talking about truth... just using a different name ;-)

thanks for the well-wishing and comments whilest i was away.

Yael said...

I never shout online. I yell at my kids and Rabbi in person but online I don't yell. Very seldom do I even get angry, what's the point? I do get disgusted quite often and sometimes just plain tired of it all, however. Other times I'm just have a little fun tweaking some noses....

Anyway, I'm glad I got to meet Doug. Someday perhaps I will write about that turning point in my online life.

My view is that we each have a unique role. None is better or worse than the other, just different. Same with our views of God. God is too vast for one view to contain.

tysdaddy said...

Scripture read as literature can be very enlightening . . . just give Job a shot and see if you agree . . .