Wednesday, November 10, 2010

If I said I wasn't a flower child, I'd be lying.

Maybe it’s the time of year.
Yes, and maybe it’s the time of man.
And I don’t know who I am.
But life is for learning.

- Joni Mitchell


WARNING: Before I start this post I want warn everyone it does involve religion & its very likely I will offend someone. I try to stay away from the topic of religion on this blog because I don't want anyone to feel like I'm shoving my beliefs down their throat. Everyone has different beliefs & different relationships with God or who ever they worship & I feel that is a very personal thing that needs to be found by themselves, for themselves, but today in order to know more about me, I feel it must be said.

The more I read the Bible over the years the more I realize how much of a hippie Jesus is. I find it disgusting that religion & some churches turn him into this thing that gives people a right to hate & judge others when its totally not what he's about. Read 1 Corinthians 13 & Hebrews 12:14-15 then lets eff religion & just go party with Jesus & be free!

I don't believe in religion personally. If I had to choose a 'religion' I'm definitely more of a Jesus Movement type Christian-Esq.
I just think because of us thinking we are 'better' than everyone else, or judging & hating in the name of 'God' (like the
phelps family for instance) we have given Religion a bad name!
I cant tell you how many of my friends have 'looked down' on my for being a 'Christian' or for my beliefs simply because of the way they had been treated in the Church or by supposed Christians.
Trust me, I'm a former preachers daughter who was abuse in many ways to me & my mother, but got up on stage Sunday morning and preached about love, I've seen it myself.
Also I think that people focus on religion so much & not on God.
I don't believe in religion I believe in having a relationship with God.
One of my favorite quotes actually is
"Jesus wouldn't be aloud in my church with his dirty feet & bloody clothes" I mean... how true is that for most churches & religious people? Sad huh?


& that is all for my religious vs relationship lecture.

If you got through this all, I love you!
If you stay away from a relationship with God because of the way you've seen so called religious people act, I urge you to find your own relationship with him, away from all that crap, find your own way.
If your beliefs are different than mine, I applaud you for your beliefs!
I think we all have to find our own way & honestly, who knows who has it right.
As long as you feel happy & its where you should be.

Hugs & Kisses,

Brooklyn

2 comments:

Carmella said...

i agree. i often think that i ideologies, dogma and doctrines of 'religions' can be dangerous. i don't think it's necessary to label and identify oneself with any particular religion. spirituality, a connection with the source, god, universe, or whatever you want to call it, is a personal and sacred journey and should be respected.
the vedanta says "the eternal Truth is one, but the sages call it by many different names" - this i believe is true. any action of intolerance and hate is bred of one's ego, not god, not ever god.

Brooke Leigh said...

@Carmella
I could NOT have said it better myself :)