There are so many religions now. People believe different things and it has created great diversity. I think religion or beliefs should bring people together. I am collecting testimonies for a semester long project and I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share? I believe that testimonies are the one thing in the world that brings people together and should never be ridiculed. Anyone of any faith can share! Don't be scared:)
I don't think my "religion" is currently defined. It's roughly, vaguely like Buddhism, Wicca, and Satanism all smashed and blended together to form a sort of blissful eccentricity. I'll start by stating that my unique(?) belief system makes me enlightened, happy, and intelligent. I cherish the good days and value the bad. I explore aggressively the extents of my brain (brought to you by the creator) and wish to share my findings with whoever will listen. I respect the people in my life and consider their feelings in relation to the degree of my apparent influence on them. I pick up and properly dispose of peoples garbage when I happen upon it in the street or a parking lot. I always give what I can to anyone who asks and I laugh along with everyone present when I act like a fool. I don't steal anything and I have great difficulty with lying. My life is good, and I want others to have good lives too so I try to be good to everyone I meet. I want people to think about their problems productively, and when they don't I encourage them instead of belittling them and making them feel stupider. I don't kill spiders in my house. I have directly killed 3 other creatures in my life, aside from insects and arachnids. I've been in 2 fights, both of which I started and finished. I loathe killing and fighting; not the idea of them, but the practice. The first time I killed something was when I shot a sparrow with a CO2 powered pellet rifle. I felt a brief triumph but that quickly faded as I approached the pitifully twitching, dying thing that I had created from a healthy sparrow, which (incidentally) the creator had created. It was the ugliest thing I had ever experienced in my young life up to that point. I felt an insurmountable guilt and shame and fear in the fact that I had willfully undone that which was done by my most ultimate of superiors. I had flown in the face of the creator and I was afraid for how It's retribution would unfold upon my life... My other two kills were a rabbit which I hit with my car. It had bolted out in front of me too late to safely do anything about it; and a dog which was apparently insane with some disease and was attempting to kill me, I kicked its head as it advanced on me the second time and its neck broke. I am not proud of these things but they were both necessary. The sparrow was the big lesson though. I had murdered it in a passing whim. It was then that I caught my first glimpse of "The Big Picture".
...Create and/or Destroy with consideration and respect for your own ultimate creator/destroyer. Be you a creator or a destroyer, or both; never do what you do without thinking about it first. We are not animals, there is a trace of the animal in all of us but mostly we are each a reflection of the divine... In my opinion lol :D
You asked for testimony.
well I can't give you an accurate testimony cause it won't be complete til the day I die. Well, I'm a christian. Baptist if a declared denomination is needed. I've grown up christian. Parents divorced when I was a kid and fought a lot. I've loved and lost. I've lived and died to myself. I do like you idea that everyone should get along, but as long as our ideas and beliefs are we can't be together. We can coexist if that is what you mean.
My testimony? I'm Wiccan. Everyone is equal, no matter race, sexuality, gender identity, age, gender or religion or way of life. Everything happens for a reason. Don't hurt anyone physically or emotionally because bad karma kits hard. Good karma means you're doing something right. I can't speak for all Wiccans but this is what I get out of my religion.
live life as if it matters to only you, remember everyday is a holiday and every meal is a feast. in the end nothing matters, on one matters, all ideals are lost. to be born is to be guilty, to exist is to sin, to give a s%%t is to be human.
Love everyone no matter who they are, what they believe in, how wealthy they are or how evil they are. Dont hate because its a waste of life. SMILE :D Help the people who are less fortunate than you. Have a humble heart. I <3 Jesus
my testimony??? I tend to stick to my own code of ethics, but it is strongly dependent on religious focuses ie: no stealing and things like that. But it also goes a bit deeper.
thats not what i saud. You can be wealthy and be a good person. or you could be evil and wealthy
is wealth the opposite of evil?