Some of you have read the title and are like, “There Montré go…on one of his rants again” but no, seriously, hear me out.
We live in a time where people are getting really polarized in their beliefs and go to extremes to prove their undying devotion to whatever said religion they may be. And for the Abrahamic religions “God” is seen as this all powerful being.
I agree with that (to some extent), but in past rants, I believe religion limits what we believe as God to human standards of existence.. (ie… gender, role, personality, ego, favoritism, yada, yada) These are human concepts. The idea that you must “live for God” is the subconscious belief that God is somewhere outside of yourself needing your assistance and shaking his index finger when you opt out.
You see, in my view, God is everything; the source and the being. God is nothing and everything. Everything is an aspect of the force we describe as “God” … the good and the bad. Everyone is an aspect of the creator…you, me, the Jew, the Muslim and gasp.. even Trump. So everything we do God is doing because God .. is everything (and that includes bad things)
What do you mean bad things?
It’s like Star Wars where God is the FORCE… and that can be used for good, bad, or neither (ie balance). The Force doesn’t care, it’s your purpose to decide. Most people do bad things because they either 1. justify it as good 2. Have no awareness of self 3. Have no empathy. ( I don’t want to simplify it too much… there are plethora of reasons I’m sure.. but for the sake of time let’s discuss)
- Justifying as good– Believing you’re doing something for God is a setup to treat others badly and get away with it. Most these people feel disconnected already with the source and will do anything…anything to prove worthiness. desperation is deadly especially with the extreme religious (ISIS, the KKK, Pat Robertson…etc). Take responsibility for your actions and know everything you say or do is powerful and can either create or destroy.
- No self-awareness– No self-awareness is like having no soul or being drunk and blacking out. You’re just floating through life. Because when you don’t know who you are… you don’t know your purpose and you’re liable to misuse your own power. A person with no purpose can and will do anything. If I say “you are God” some people cringe and some people will shy away because most have been taught otherwise. That’s why they are powerless. Powerless people follow blindly. They spend their lives asking for permission to live and die hoping for a reward like a good dog. You can’t ask the lake to not drown you if you fall in. You just have to understand water and the force that it is .. respect it and learn how to flow in it. That’s how God is. You either know how to swim or you don’t ..there’s no asking.
- No empathy– knowing your self is not some power play because not only are you God but so is everyone. We are God together, we are the expression of the One. Empathy is feeling that in everyone. What I do to one, I do to many. One life does affect us all. One guy who drinks and drives at 6 am and causes a wreck affects the life of not just himself, but the person he hit, the people stuck in traffic and every little ripple that happens because of that… (maybe someone got stuck in traffic, got to work late and was fired) . So…Namaste-I see the divine in you and respect that. Stare into someone’s eyes without blinking…shit stare into your own eyes in the mirror. People would treat others differently if they knew everything they do.. they do to themselves.
So in a nutshell when I hear people say, “I’m doing this for God” I just wanna scream. You can no more do for God than you can drink water “for the ocean” or get a tan “for the sun.” People’s simplified, objectified view of God is not only limiting to their spirituality but also their view of their self and empowerment to take control of their reality. Give me your thoughts.
It’s no doubt that Mooreno people and spirituality go hand in hand. But how did it start? What did we believe in before the onslaught of Christianity and the slave trade in Africa?
No matter what you personally believe now, it is always good to know the foundation of what the ancestors believed and understood about spirituality. Please watch the videos and leave a comment on what you think about spirituality.
Sometimes people stop and ask me when it happened… No not when I had sex (get your mind out the gutter) but when I decided to quit the religious quest of Christian perfection, to stop comparing my life with biblical characters who may have or haven’t truly existed.
Continue reading “Why I left the Christian Religion”
Ah now that I have your attention…
I would like to direct you to this following video. I did a post of what it means to “exist” and why we as humans in our finite understanding put so much emphasis on existence. Lately I have been trying to understand the state of nothingness which for some…is just too deep. (feel free to exit the blog if you wish) You are welcome to write me off as some metaphysical nutjob …I’m sure your religion has managed to explain all life’s mysteries and there’s no need to learn or ask questions anymore…but IM STILL THINKING…so I digress…
Check my previous blog here on this topic
and whether you like Alan Watts or not please check this video out :
In a nutshell, I have said before my belief is that “God” is a state of being and not something or someone to be objectified. For example… attempting to “find love” is foolish. Embrace the idea of love and do what you love, and you will experience love. More love will be experienced. You can find someone to love when you have it give. But that person is not love itself, but merely the object of your love. Love is really nothing and you find something to define it by (people, family, sex, food, job, pets, religion). Nothingness is the state Something resides in. The question remains can we have something out of nothing? You can only create on a blank slate. Shadows are only cast in extreme light and rays of light only exist in darkness. We are defined by our contrasts and balanced because of the potential of nothing. too deep? Probably.
The idea of dying and becoming nothing …again..is frightening to some. But all there is …is nothing. (remember how you felt before you were born? No…didn’t think so) There is more nothing in the universe than something..and that is what eternity is because that’s what last eternally ….nothing. The objects in space (the somethings) are the only things that are finite. So if God is eternal…then God is nothing.
first video of 2013 I want to know how you guys feel about how we develop morality. Did you learn all your morality from your religion? Or is morality something more internal that we develop? Watch the video and give me your two cents… oh! So here’s there’s another video I want you guys to check out if you have the time… click the link here . It goes more into depth about morality and how we develop…the guy is pretty deep though so you have been forewarned.
All too often I hear people refer to God in “HE” sense. Meaning that God MUST be male. Which subconsciously I can understand why women are so under appreciated in society since they are just mere “adjustments” to the image of God. Of course I’m being sarcastic.
I believe that any time we refer to God in the male sense we are limiting God. While we are saying what God “is” we are at the saying time saying what God “isn’t” . By saying God is THE FATHER… you are saying God is NOT the mother. How then can God be omnipotent or omni-anything?
The best solution in a nutshell is to do away with any gender identity of the GOD IF truly GOD is everything. Then it would be male and female and neither male or female.
To assign God any identity is to say …. at some point, humanity has (at the very least) figured out one aspect of the God. And if you believe you have then continue to assign THE GOD as the father and nothing more or less.
Personally I believe God is beyond our gender roles. The God is a pure continual energy that knows gender as much as it interacts with different individuals. The God should not be limited although people choose to limit the God continually even though they ignorantly feel this is out of respect.
Tell me what you think. I invite your responses.
My previous post, I was blogging about comparing “God” to a girl playing with her dolls and we are representative of those dolls.
To reinerate, I say representative because what we are is not the dolls (or physical) themselves, but, we are actually the soul of the one playing.
We are all but branches and different manifestations of the same mind. [picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=puzzle&iid=291455″ src=”0288/ab485ec4-63bf-45c9-8884-b087fced97d8.jpg” width=”234″ height=”155″ /]We are like individual puzzle pieces trying to lock in where we fit together to create something bigger.
When we raise our own personal awareness and realize that our mind is God’s mind and that God does not necessarily talk to us so much as it talks through us.
I do not use the word it disrespectfully for those who are more conditioned to refer God as masculine. In truth, to refer to the Source of existence simply a male, is too limiting in view.
To see the bigger picture we have to realize that we are connected. [picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=connect&iid=5063844″ src=”0/a/1/c/Parents_with_children_935e.jpg” width=”234″ height=”176″ /]We are one. Listen to the crazy babble that homeless guy says (or your mother). Notice the themes in everyone’s conversation. Observe the small nuances in the course of your day. They are telling you something.
People all too readily seek holy books to hear from the Higher power.(which is okay for learning) But the Higher Power is actually the Inner Power that is constantly active. The Ruach HaKodesh exists in every living being (no need to ask for it) and wants freedom to express itself fully (just let it).[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=connect&iid=5063341″ src=”5/3/d/c/Young_man_turning_5ecf.jpg” align=”right” width=”234″ height=”333″ /]
Just like light or fire, it’s one desire is to spread, to illuminate…unconditionally and completely. Fire (light) does not care of race, religion, dogma, denomination, or politics. It has no concept of fear and refuses to be controlled. It is about action!
That fire IS the SOURCE of US.[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=fire&iid=5066453″ src=”2/c/8/7/Boy_79_holding_ec59.jpg” width=”234″ height=”156″ /] Alone …you are just a spark. Together…
WE are a FORCE