Where I am today in my spiritual journey

by skeeter1 7 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • skeeter1

    Some JW relatives just left from visiting me. We don't talk much about religion. It's best it stay that way. For, if I told them what I believed in, they would chaulk it all up to hanging out with you apostates and that I was lost soul. But, nothing could be further from that.

    Anyway, where I am today . . . when I am not in a Buddhist mood.

    Anyone else out there feel like this?


  • poppers

    Great video, Skeeter. Just wondering - did it take your computer a long time to load it? Mine did. Any idea why some take forever to load and others don't?

  • skeeter1

    No, the video out on Youtube. My video loaded fast. Perhaps it was that God of Abraham making the Internet go slower.

  • Open mind
    Open mind

    Very well done.

    Thanks for bringing it to JWN.

    And, all the best to you on your journey.


  • sizemik
    Anyone else out there feel like this?

    Scores a hit with me . . .

    The Abrahamic God is a diversion . . . a dead end . . . a premature end to the spiritual journey before it's even begun. Getting past it is an absolute necessity if the journey can even continue . . . let alone find a destination.

    Thanks for the post . . . fuel for the trip.

  • skeeter1

    There are a few moments in that video that really struck close to home. When it was talking about it's not that the religous people are pushing God on us, it's that the God of Abraham is a lunatic, and it rubs off on all of us. I also liked the fact that animals don't go to Heaven (at least not in the real Bible). Also, the part about living forever robs one of truly living.

    Every now and again, I'll listen to this regular Christian minister. Big Christian church. For the most part, he sticks to Jesus and I find some of what Jesus said to be uplifting. But, I listened to his sermon the other week, and it was about John 6:67 & 6:68. Yep, that was all it was about, but it went in depth.

    66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

    67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

    68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

    ....and that's when I saw the coercion in Jesus. My only hope is that the scribes in the 1st and 2nd Century that "wrote" or "compiled" or "filled in the missing pieces" . . . was adding some words into Jesus in this entire Chapter 6. Becuase I really liked alot of Jesus. But, this verse is so "JW-ee". Where else can one go, but with Jehovah's Organization.

  • nancy drew
    nancy drew

    Very interesting! One thing we have to realize is we've been programmed to accept these horrible ideas by our culture our family and fear has been installed in us. We're told to question is wrong and dangerous that just believing and obedience is the safe and good choice. It takes alot to overide this programming but the reward is being in a true place. Maybe at times it feels lonely and scary but it's a true place and it offers the hope and the pleasure of real understanding.

    I love looking at archeology for example with a fresh and wide open mind and going wherever it leads me and I may not find the answers but I will keep looking till I'm done. Fear of displeasing some terrorist god has disappeared from the equation.

  • skeeter1

    bmp, for the atheist thread.

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