Thoughts about God by Dan Gray
Well, over the years, I've struggled with the God thing. It used
to be that I had it all figured out: that was when I was growing up,
and in early adulthood, the bible was the word of God. This was
my upbringing. After some circumstances in my life made me think
some more about things, I realized that I didn't have God figured out
anymore. Well, I'm not a stupid person (well, most of the time
anyway), so I thought if I applied myself , I would be able to figure
out the God thing. And many years later, I finally came to accept
the fact that I will never figure out God, and I can stop trying, it's
a waste of my time!
So, after many years of thinking, I don't even know if "God" exists or
not! What I do believe is that there is a spiritual side to
humanity. Whether God exists or not, is really not relavent, and
not important. If there is a God, then this entity doesn't care
if we believe in It or not, and it doesn't really make any difference
to us either, as long as we accept and nourish our spiritual side.
God could be a real entity, or also, God could only be in our own
minds, God is created in mans own image! If the latter is true,
then early in the human struggle, the tribes that had a diety survived
better than the tribes that didn't, and our spiritual side came from
our own evolution.
It's not so important which is right, but it's more important to accept
and nourish our spiritual side. If we don't, we are denying part
of our humanity.
Personally, being out under the stars is one of the ways I nourish my spiritual side, also my 12 step program.
I know that I can tap into a resource of encouragement, strength, joy,
etc, and I choose to call this God, not knowing what It is. I've
come to believe that most religons are tapping into this same entity,
whether it be in their own minds, or a real entity, but the customs,
beliefs, etc. are different.
Anyway, Take what you like, and leave the rest!
I like the following picture, because what else could it be but God flipping us off!!!!