Today is my 2 year anniversary from when I woke up and decided religion
as a whole was mostly bunk and not genuinely working to bring humanity
together. I went home from work 2 years ago with that epiphany and
without any prior warning to my DW, told her "the church isn't true,
I'm done paying tithing and am going to go get new underwear. Do you
want to come with me?". Something along those lines. She was
fortunately secure enough in herself that she didn't have any negative
reaction to that response surprisingly and gradually joined me on this
journey over the following year. You can read my exit story for the
full details of the unusual way I found my way out of the church ( in "Our Exit Stories" under Forum above).
I have grown more in past two years in terms of cognitive thinking
skills and emotional maturity than I feel occurred in my 29 years of
life before them. I recently pulled up the letter I wrote my family about a month
after I left the other day and was shocked at some of the crazy things
I still believed just a month after leaving the church. I share them
here for your entertainment. 2 years out and life is good and just
An excerpt from this 7 page letter (highlighted beliefs are now ones I no longer hold or severely doubt):
Some of My New Beliefs (as of 6/28/08)
So as to clarify my beliefs and prevent repeat answering of questions as to what my beliefs now are, I will try to summarize some of what I
believe as to spirituality. I do this
not to try and convert anyone to my beliefs, but to provide understanding and
reassurance that I have not just dropped off the edge of the spiritual world to
indulge in "riotous living". Feel free
to ask questions if further clarification/understanding is desired.
I believe in God as the creator and inventor of the universe and that if he did
not exist, neither would anything else exist
I believe that Jesus provided us the best example of how to live our lives
in harmony with universal principles that allow us to achieve the most
good in this life as well as how to put ourselves on the path of
ascension, which is, the process of raising our spiritual and physical
bodies into the higher spiritual realms of godhood and creation
I believe in the universal principles of free will/agency and unconditional
love. That which takes away the
free will of someone else, should be avoided. Love should be given and expressed
unconditionally to all walks of life both human and non-human.
I believe in the immortality of the sole, that each of us has a higher self,
our spirit, that has always existed and will always exist and that cannot
be destroyed either in this life, or in other lives. Our spirit/higher self, has a direct
conduit to the consciousness of God so as to teach us the truth of all
things. This can be achieved
through practicing meditation and quieting your mind.
Families can be the ideal method for creating a positive life experience.
The plan of salvation involves each of us experiencing thousands of lives
through reincarnation. While the
veil prevents us from remembering each of our previous lives, our
spirit/higher-self remembers each of them and the lessons we learned from
them. This process continues until
we have learned how to save ourselves and ascend into the higher realms as
Relationships with family, friends, etc, are eternal and transcend time and lives
regardless of how your current or previous life/lives ended.
All individuals will eventually overcome their lower vibrating karmas and be
able to ascend into the higher realms of godhood and creation. Hell is something we experience during
this life when we fail to see the good in ourselves, our higher godliness,
and engulf ourselves in needless guilt.
This can be overcome by forgiving ourselves and loving ourselves
and others unconditionally.
Mistakes are an experience to be grateful for as they teach us many
things about ourselves and what it is to be human.
Each of us creates our own reality. That which is first thought, and then sought after and believed can come to fulfillment. This is the
nature of the godliness in each of us. We are all co-creators on this
earth. We can change our future by believing and visualizing that
which best serves humanity (peace, no hunger, no poverty etc)
This Earth was populated and inhabited millions of years ago by extra-terrestrials
and overtime, the human form as we know it today was genetically created
as universal being that could be incarnated by beings from all over the
universe for the purpose of experiencing the 3rd dimension and
the forces of duality/opposites.
This cycle of duality and experiencing life on Earth in its 3rd
dimensional form is coming to an end and we are about to be welcomed back
into the cosmic family and back into the 5th dimension of
godhood and creation. The human
beings are the only beings amongst all created beings who carries within
his/her created self the ability to become fully the Eternal Infinite Power
and Divinity, Gods in physical form.
The "Holy Ghost" as believed by religions is actually the intuition and
guidance from our higher self, our direct communication line from God the
creator. All of humanity has access
to this regardless of religious biases.
Extra-terrestrials, known to most religions as angels or the hosts of heaven, are already
here, and have been here for centuries and are here to help us ascend
(comparable to the religious beliefs of resurrection/twinkling) and also
help the Earth cleanse herself and return to a paradise like planet. Governments have held this knowledge
hidden as they do not want to relinquish control over us and allow true
expression of freedom and free-will.
Only a few months to years remain before the Space Brotherhood
(extra-terrestrials) will be announced as being here, first by the
government and media, second by de-cloaking their spaceships and arriving
to help us achieve our ascension back to the higher dimensions of heaven,
godliness and love
Most of us were once gods on Earth during the Atlantis and Lemuria reigns,
before we fell from this state to the 3rd dimension where we
are found now.
hey, can I join your church!! It sounds so fucking crazy, that it MUST BE TRUE!