What Do I Believe In
"Do you believe in God," I was asked.
It's a complicated issue.
The easy answer is I'm an agnostic. But that's so vague. It doesn't tell what I do believe in.
I believe in possibilities. While it's possible that God exists, it's also possible he doesn't.
In the movie version of 'Angels and Demons', Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) says, "Faith is a gift I've yet to receive." It's the best way I've found to describe it.
Einstein is credited with saying, "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is."
Whether he said it or not the sentiment is sound
It's not that I don't want to believe. I want to believe that there is an afterlife, but I can't say I do. I want to believe there is someone who watches over us, but I can't say I do. If I said I do, I'd be lying to God if he exists
I don't hate God. You have to believe in something to hate it. I don't hate religion or the church. I don't hate followers. I respect them. I'd be with them if I could
I will say the willingness to accept as faith, that which you can't prove, allows con-men to control them, some church leaders, some failed politicians.
But I believe their heart is in the right place
Still, what do I believe in?
I believe in good and evil, right and wrong.
I believe that we should leave this world better than we found it
I believe in respecting our elders
Though in the last few years I find there are fewer and fewer of them
I believe in equality
I believe in tolerence
I believe in our Constitution
I believe in democracy
I believe in freedom
I believe that bullying to get your way is wrong
I believe that people should reap what they sow
I believe in laughter
I believe in beauty
Not of the body, but of the soul
I believe in enjoying what the world has given us
Or that God has given us, if he exists
I believe in Love
So, do I believe in God? Well, no. Do I believe in God's teachings?