Friday, February 8, 2013

The Great Bell Chant: End of Suffering

Following my post wherein I feature a video disputing the omnibenevolence of the Christian deity (Yahweh) I have been asked what it is that I do believe.
At the crux of my belief system is the belief that all things are composed of energy. Energy cannot be destroyed, it can only change form. Thus, when asked if I believe in an afterlife, my answer is yes. The energy which powered the body does not cease to exist when the body dies. It takes on a new form. It is my belief that this energy generally finds a new body to inhabit. There is no set period of time in which it "must" do this.

Can we change the world on a spiritual level as well as a physical one?

I believe that chants, prayer, and spells are all forms of tapping into energy, of altering energy currents, of increasing energy. The form is not so important as the intent. One belief system's form of tapping into the energy is not superior to another belief system's way of doing so.

I have been accused of ridiculing Christianity. I repeat that I do not ridicule Christianity as a whole. I'm completely in favor of religious tolerance, and that includes not ridiculing other people's belief systems, whether or not I am inclined to belief the particulars of said system. But I do ridicule dogma and sanctimoniousness.

Let us raise the energy in favor of love, tolerance, and peace.



Vanessa V Kilmer said...

I love bells. I really miss the ringing of church bells. I have a Mindful Chime on my laptop that rings off on each hour.

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