I’ve been hooked on keeping a lot of deadlines alive. That explains my long absence to this blog.
I appreciate those who took time to reply to my post about Bro. Eli.
Anyway, here’s my reply to bro. Rey Profeta “…but religion is basic requirement to salvation..”
I believe in salvation but not within the context you just mentioned.
I won’t hang with a specific group because I believe in freedom of choice. Salvation is not enclosed in the four corners of a church and religion can’t save a soul. Salvation comes from my own effort.
If my actions are out-of-bounds or morality-wise they are not acceptable, it’s my loss. Sorry guys, but we are all living in a world where religions ‘kill’.
I was raised a roman catholic, but totally in defiance for most of its doctrines.
I like the way Bro. Eli explains his belief. He is witty enough to sort out facts from fallacy.
Just to correct: Rejecting a religion does not mean rejecting morality or salvation.
A thought for inspiration:
“All the world’s major religions, with their emphasis on love, compassion, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness can and do promote inner values. But the reality of the world today is that grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate. This is why I am increasingly convinced that the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether.” – Dalai Lama