Creating Your Own Religion

  • tealchild

    tealchild (100)

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    For me, it's not really making a whole new religion, but rather combining a variety of beliefs until I'm satisfied with it.

    I get shifty when asked to believe and follow every belief and rule in a certain religion.

    I mean, in every religion, there are two things. They're not right and wrong, it's more like either if they suit you and if they don't fit you at all. You can always choose. To me, people are free to believe what they want to believe, as long as it leads them to a good life. Since I live in a country where there's a good equal number of Christianity, Buddhism and Islam living together, I learn a lot from other religions. I'm Catholic but no matter how hard I try, I can't follow what they tell me in good discipline. So rather than forcing myself, I let myself have the courage to be open to a lot of more beliefs. Right now I believe in one megahuge God and reincarnation. It satisfies me better than heaven and hell, I think.

    By the way, I'm never really sure when I pray - I think I'm way too small in this whole wide universe for this God to care about, even though a lot of people reassure me that he cares. Like that Horton Hears a Who movie, we're just one tiny little speck in this huge universe. Maybe God created this universe as a start, and then lets everything run on its own. We never know.

    I don't strongly believe on anything until I wanna argue about it though - it's sort of like accepting this world's physics, like how rain happens and why things can fall down because of gravity. I just feel absolutely normal about any kind of belief out there.

    I never reveal this to any of my friends or family. I don't think they'll accept things like these. I haven't tried talking about it either, though. Again, I don't really feel like it's important to tell it to them.

    I've never spoke deep opinions this open before for quite a while. Sorry if this doesn't make sense to you.
    March 6th, 2014 at 05:17pm
  • Rachel-Marie

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    Yeah, I don't really think it's so much of creating your own religion. I think it's just having your own set of beliefs. I think there's a difference.
    March 12th, 2014 at 07:48pm