Thursday, February 26, 2009

the truth behind Lent!

For those of you who know me, you know that I am always interested about the reason behind “organized religion”. Needless to say that when I read this morning a little blog titled: “what is lent?” I thought I will give it a read! AH!! Oh well, I thought! So I went onto a little research about what was the truth behind lent.
I do believe that most religion help people, but I also believe that some of the most religious people that I have met are a little too… narrow minded about their faith and where their faith came from. I respect the fact that prayers and worshiping help some of their follower, I respect the fact that it seem that for some going to church and being surrounded with other believer help them to better themselves one way or another. What I also believe is that some “believer” doesn’t accept other faith because they don’t understand them or for that matter don’t want to understand them! I do believe that some of those believers will have an idea of who you are just because you don’t follow their faith and their church celebration or guideline!
To me, I’d rather stay home and pray when I pray, and not when someone tells me to pray!
I’d rather explain to my children that every religion has its good and bad side and that it is in the eye of the follower that sometime it gets into bad! One of my beliefs is that you need to be true to yourself and believe in yourself before trying to believe in manmade rules, there is enough rules in life to follow for me, then following religious one! But this is what I think.
So while I was doing a little research about the real reason behind Lent, I came upon that web site and I thought it was kind of interesting.
So for those who want to read on, go ahead. And for those of you who don’t want to! It is OK too!!
Enjoy!! And happy Lent season for those of you who are doing it! It is a challenge in life!! Good luck!


Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you. I personally dont agree with religion or like religion and all of the rituals. It's so sad and ridiculous that Christianity in itself has numerious denominations. None of them can seem to interprit the Bible the same way, so they just make their own church, Stupid, LOL.

Nelly said...

I completely agree with you too. A lot of people talk about of how liberal and tolerant they are but most of them actually are not. They want others to tolerate their religion but they don't give it back. That's the problem.