As I sit here with HM Cupcake and type on a subject that causes more problems than anything else on our planet I cannot help but think that religion needs to be kept to the spiritual self and not used in the physical world.
Too many use religion as an excuse for their bad behaviour. There is no excuse for hate, bigotry or abuse and I am sick of seeing some god or other being used as such. If a god teaches any of that he is no god worthy of following.
I believe gods are simply aspects of us so therefore such behaviour is purely the fault of the individual. Taking responsibility for our own actions should not be replaced by religious rhetoric in the hope that some imaginary immortal being will forgive wrong doing at a later date. The only person who can put right a wrong is the person who did it in the first place.
The concept that there can only be one correct path for all humanity is ludicrous. What is correct for one person is probably not correct for someone else. As individuals we have to choose what is right for ourselves and that is not going to fit with everyone else’s beliefs. Respecting the belief of another person without making them feel less for following a different path seems so rare.
Love and light
Jez and Cupcake