Between the Fundamentalist and the Atheist…is me, and those like me.
I consider myself to be a heretic with agnostic tendencies and a seeker of deeper truth. This blog is a journal of my thoughts, questions and revelations while on the journey to know a deeper understanding and higher truth of God. It is a means to understand what is relevant to my own perspective, what I find true and meaningful in spirituality and a chronicle of my revelations, discoveries, and changing perspective.
For quite some time, even before I separated myself from the flock, I have known that there was a deeper wisdom in spirituality than what was being taught by the church. My view is that each of us in our search for God must take an individual journey to find the greater truth. My path is not the path of organized religion, but if that is your path, then I wish you peace and well-being upon it. I have no desire to cast stones at religious differences. Nor do I wish to diminish anyone’s faith or personal belief. If anything, I would wish for you to travel your own path and through your own prayers, meditations and self-search to find the reality of God and the spirit of love, acceptance and understanding.
What I Believe
Some may wonder if I am an agnostic heretic why I have spiritual beliefs at all. I am heretic in that I do not subscribe to dogma. I am an agnostic in that I have doubts which must be addressed and resolved. I am a believer in that I have had personal experiences, unexplained personal phenomena that I alone know the truth of which are prohibitive for me in saying that God does not exist. Something does exist and I call that something God.
I believe that there is one Supreme Being, the highest realm of infinite consciousness, which is the creator or source of all that is known and unknown.
On The Bible and Ancient Texts
I believe that the word of God is written within the heart of man. Although I believe that biblical scripture provides revelation from God, I am not an inerrantist and do not hold the belief that the bible in its current canonization and adaptations is the breathed, infallible word of God. I believe that the bible is divinely inspired, but that the inspiration was not given to the writer to create unquestionable dictation, but rather that divine inspiration is given to the individual reader who is seeking to know the will of God. The revelation of scripture is given to each individual in accordance with each need. Therefore, I believe that all ancient texts, and even words written today by those who are seeking truth and guidance with pure heart can be the scripture which is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
On Doctrine and Dogma
I believe interpretation of biblical scripture which is perceived as infallible understanding is the cause of distraction and disharmony which results in anger and contempt, even hatred, toward others. It creates direct violation of God’s commandments to love one another and to judge not. There is no greater means to cause failure of faith than commentary outside of God’s universal laws, which is simply to seek the creator and live in harmony with others. I believe satisfaction with dogma causes us to stall upon our spiritual journey, allowing us to become content with partial knowledge and agreeable to discontinue the continuous search for God’s hidden truth and divine will.
On the Belief of Others
I believe that all souls travel upon a journey back to the Creator. This journey is one of many stations and stages of knowledge. I do not diminish the stations or beliefs of others and adhere to the ideology that faith is a private relationship between the individual soul and God, of which I, nor anyone else, has invitation to intercede.
Live…and let live.