Thursday, September 10, 2015
I am not a practitioner of any organized religion. I struggle with the logical leaps of faith that most religions have and don't understand the desire or concern for eternal life. I was born, I will die, I will cease to exist, why should I expect or desire more? I try to make the most of what I can while I can, to be good to others, and to enjoy life. Many suffer hell on earth, in an effort to be worthy of avoiding hell after death. If I treat others well, don't allow others to mistreat me, and have a little fun along the way, I have found heaven on earth. Who knows what lies beyond, if I am good and do good I will enjoy here and be okay with there.
I do enjoy visiting churches, especially when I travel. Churches are frequently the most elaborate works of art and architecture in town. They are public places, built to send a message, and some really do. They are quiet and contemplative places.