My Belief System

I have had my belief system for a long time now. I have never actually written it down onto paper (or typed it onto a keyboard) until tonight and I find myself excited to do such a simple task.

I believe in God since there was an entity that did start all that we see and are. If you want to call it the Big Bang Theory and take God out of the equation then, smugly, I will share that I believe that God was the trigger for that big bang.

Since they both happened so long ago, God and the big bang that is, who are we to have anything other than a belief about it? Even if time travel was possible, where would you sit to watch the events play out? You could not sit in this universe since you could not go back far enough to see how it started. Well, I guess you could float in the nothingness before existence to see God bang his hands together to start life.

Seems like God might have an issue with you watching Him do His work though, just sayin'...

Melancholy does wash through my soul to think that such a monumental concept as the beginning of the beginning might boil down to such simple choices as a creator and/or a big bang.

Seems like we might have had many roads that could have brought us here if our minds were not so conditioned by religion and science.

The religions that we follow in America are the extension of the religious rebellion seen in Europe in the 1600’s. The Europeans did not like being told what to believe so they crossed the ocean to Puritan freedom across the Atlantic. The horrible irony that played out was that the new religious leaders found a path of control and so, to this day, we are expected to spend time in church listening to how bad we are.

The science we follow has one simple agenda: to prove that religion is a waste of time since it cannot be proven. Science, in its zeal to disprove religion, has merely strengthened belief in yet another glimpse of substantial irony for there is no point in proving that something does not exist.

Am I right? If it really doesn't exist then there needs not be proof to prove that, right?

I find that both sides have their rights and their wrongs. Of course, it is hard to prove any of it, which is what begot belief.

Sorry to be so blunt scientists (and to lack what you call proof) but it is what I believe.

There are people out there, like me for example, that believe in karma.

Karma is not spoken of in America’s religious platform for karma is an Eastern philosophy that was not allowed to cross the Atlantic with the religious rebellion. The ten commandments are a way to live a life of good karma but in this part of the world it is called being a good Christian as opposed to a life of good karma.

I believe in karma as I have seen it play out over and over again in my life. I will often dwell on a decision until I find the path that has the most potential for karma to smile upon me. Karma smiling upon you will give you a perfect moment in your life and I pray that you have all felt that perfection for a day, week, month or as long as that karma smile shines.

Religion cannot grasp a concept like karma because they put everything into God’s hands. Karma has Humanism ideals and Humanists see themselves as the God of their world, thusly, their actions dictate how karma views them. We all live our own lives and in that context, we are the God of our own decisions and the consequences that result.

Another Eastern philosophy that I have adopted into my belief system is reincarnation. I know that God is the creator so is it blasphemous to think that God would take a short-cut? He would never flood the world because He was upset with how we were behaving…

Oh wait…

It is the numbers here that are daunting…

To wit…

Everyone is born to die and that creates the need for a lot of souls. Is there even a number to express how many souls that God would have had to create for every soul to be fresh and new? Whether we are talking Adam and Eve or the link that evolved from monkeys, there is not a number to quantify how many souls have existed on this planet since man became self-aware.

So God created reincarnation, an afterlife human resources department if you will, to process those that have passed away. I believe that it is very hard to get into heaven and hell because we are all truly a work in progress. The pure evil obviously would not get another chance as they get shipped to hell as the saints would go right into heaven but most of us live our lives between those two extremes.

Life is a process, just as our many lives are a part of the process, and the script that is written for our life could be a script written for our souls as they travel from body to body and era to era so they can eventually go to heaven. That seems like a great reason to have another go at life: to improve so we can live our eternity in heaven.

I truly see God as a CEO and when He has to fire a wayward soul into hell then it is an indictment on Him. Why would God create anyone that was not destined for heaven? Free will is the reason that we do not all go to heaven after our first, second, third, fourth…

But with reincarnation we get another chance at improvement...

And another chance and another chance…

I was right to be excited to write this article tonight. I find that I learn about myself after I write. This one is obvious since I am writing about me and to sum it all up…

I believe in God, reincarnation, karma and Humanism. God built the TV, reincarnation is the channels on the TV, karma lets us know if we are watching a good or bad show on the TV and Humanism is the remote control that we use to surf the TV.

I might make it too simple but that is my privilege as a believer. And I always am amused when topics of belief come up as I am expected to change my beliefs to fit in with those whom might not believe what I do.

If our beliefs make us who we are then changing them would change who we are. Stick to your beliefs, listen to those who have different beliefs and always make the choice that takes you closer to heaven since it sounds like fun to hang out there for eternity.

Just sayin'...