Tuesday, October 18, 2016
You are not a failure if you don't believe in God. This does not make you a bad person, or a "less than" person. To admit, to a company of believers, that you don't believe in God is to tell your truth. Why be a liar to fit into some group? You can still be on a spiritual path. You are being honest. Honesty is important in becoming all that you are made to be. The real lie is to try and live someone else's life, or someone's idea of what your life "should" be. If you are doing crazy, destructive, hurtful things, those will have to stop. But a fake belief in "god" is not going to help much. With some communal support, some spiritual guides, you might be able to cease bad behavior. That is a good thing. But real change comes when you come to some self-acceptance about faith. Faith is a gift. If you don't have it, OK. Practice love. How? Observe people who act lovingly. Follow good action, not words.