Well, its Sunday again and it bought the usual senses of quietness along with it.. Its still light, though in half an hour or so, the green light left on the green trees in the Woods will turn them into dark shapes; comforting perhaps, for many of the animals and birds concealed in their midst. Many of them will soon be asleep. Humans, on the other hand, have the added luxury of electricity so are more able to chose their sleep patterns.
The Church was brightly lit a little earlier and the bells got louder as I walked up the hill. The doors were open wide and a few people were wandering inside. Mostly elderly people, I noticed (Churches nowadays rarely attract the young) who no doubt felt at peace within its sanctuary. Well, why not? Bless them, is all I can really say. At least they had made some effort to escape the noise of the television. But in an hour or so, they would all be home again, leaving God locked up inside the Church. He never ‘came home’ with many of them; was just ‘shut in’ until they could meet him the next time.
I never attend Church. But then, I don’t really have to. Because I am aware that that Divine Principle (God) is not ‘locked in there, but is available to all; to everyone, anywhere. Of course, it is first necessary to recognise this before that Divine intelligence can have any effect; without such recognition that God is really ‘there’, there can be no communication and He might just as well be locked up within the walls of some darkened Church.
“But He is not your God, but my God“, I have tragically heard some people say. God must love me because I go to Church; He can’t love you because you do not follow my particular Creed or doctrine.
How tragic it is when you see this blind ignorance in others sometimes. Even more so sometimes, when people believe that they can sin as usual outside a Church (with God still ‘locked up’ inside) and that God has no knowledge of it! To really believe that That Divine Love and Intelligence that gave us ALL life, is not aware of the very souls of the beings that It brought into existence. “Even the very hairs of your head are numbered”, spoke the founder of all Christianity. How true are those words. People are never really separate and apart from God. Tragically though, many believe that others are; that God has chosen only themselves and has condemned their fellow humans to eternal damnation just because they do not happen to be a part of their particular religion.
This belief in itself is almost a sin. For it deprives God of those very attributes of Love and Compassion for which He is supposed to be worshipped.
I did not intend to get on to religion today. But I passed the Church and it just reminded me. That, and various comments that have been brought to my attention recently by people proclaiming to be ‘Christians’.
It really is a strange world sometimes. People can be so obsessive, and nurture so much hatred; They can put this there for all to see; though little realising the evil intent they are projecting upon others is like a mirror; in reality, only reflecting the true nature of their own selves.
Well, that will do for religion today.
On another note, I shall be putting the Press Review up on James Randi later.