Only day 4 and man are these questions intense. I have to think a lot about them before I read them.
Here are my views. To each their own. I am accepting of all types of religion and non religion. I was raised a Southern Baptist. I was in church at least 3 times a week. I was very active in my youth group. When I got to be an adult, I took a break from church. I had met my husband, started working, we moved, etc... and it was hard to go back. When I did go back to church, I saw it differently. It was no different than middle school with all the cliques. So many of them were hypocrites. I got very disillusioned. I mainly kept going so that my daughter could continue learning about God. She is very much a believer. We quit going to our particular church when my daughter went forth to be baptized on 3 different occasions (baptism in Baptist only happens after you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior). All three times, she fell through the cracks, got overlooked, or basically forgotten. I had already accepted the church as it was, but when it failed the one person God gave to me, I couldn't handle it. We haven't been back. Jesus wouldn't have been in church on Sunday morning. He would have been where the people that need him most are.
I don't like how religion separates people. If you believe in a higher being then what does it matter how we are baptized. My husband also brought up a good point when I didn't believe in God for a while, he said "what is it going to hurt by believing in a high power? When we die, if there is nothing there, then that is the way it is, but if Heaven is there we will be there because we believed." I have non believing friends and I have very religious friends. I am kind of in the middle. I do pray and read my Bible on occasion and thats about it.
Okay, this is starting to go all over the place. I don't like heavy topics. What I don't want to talk about either is how busy I am right now. We are in our first week of production for Music Man. I am costuming about 60 kids this week, and 50 kids next week. Ahh!! I have been pulling some 17 hour days. I do love the excitement of theatre week. I get to spend a lot of time with kids I (for the most part) adore. By the end of the two weeks, the directors and I will all be sharing a brain we become that close. It's almost like summer camp. My house suffers though. I look around and there are about 10 things that need to get done in my immediate vicinity. Can't wait to share pictures.
Photo Challenge Day 4: After Dark
Here are some of my path lights my neighbor bought for me.
Come over to Paula's Place and see what others are saying.