Oh Jay,, dont even get me started on the whole god/satan,, good/evil,,heaven/hell.. topic,
I think it is all bullshit stories made up by man to try and control man.
Now I really do hope to not upset anyone here, or start up a fight of any kind but these are my thoughts..
I believe there "may" be a higher power, who knows whether it is god/goddess/spirit...
I believe in "worshipping" (for lack of a better term) nature, taking care of our planet. If you want to call it motherearth/Gaia/God....I dont really know.
But I do know that the idea of God creating a counterpart is sort of redundant, if he is all powerful and all knowing,, then why would he allow the evil to continue.Why is the big question there are so many horrible things on this planet that happen and are done to innocent people and children each and every day, that I have a HARD time understanding why this god would let these things happen.
Some would say that I dont have faith,, maybe not.
But I honor anyones right to believe what they believe. And as long as they are causing no harm, then go forth and prosper.
The Wiccan religion comes the closeest to how I believe, But that one too has some loopholes.I guess I just think too much, and that is what my stepfather used to say when I would ask difficult questions about the bible. I grew up being forced to go to church and to say that i beleived in shit that I thought was stupid. I was forced to sit in church and listen to our preacher pound the pulpit and tell me that this "all knowing loving god" was going to send me"straight to hell" because i was a SINNER! well if he loves me so much, then why am I going to hell, and because I questioned these things, I was forced to be babtised ""washed in the blood"" because i was "such a troubled child"
okay I am going to step down off my soapbox now,,,,,,,,,,
I might have gotten a little carried away there
But you know what? Most of the time when something bad has been done to me, it has been done by a so called "christian"