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It was weird hearing my father asking about religion yesterday. I didn't know what's on his mind. I'm no expert in religious matters, although I'm knowledgeable enough to give him a crash course concerning some religions. I owe this to my years of reading books/pamphlets about basic philosophy and intro to religion, studying evangelism (during my 'born again' days) and getting immersed in several religious forums — which unfortunately provided me more questions than answers.

So I explained to him what he just needed to know — the varied definitions of atheism, deism, agnosticism, pantheism and the simple theism, and how (or why) people came up with such ideas and decided to become men of such beliefs. I don't know if religious stuffs are getting into his head, or maybe he's beginning to experience "spiritual crisis," if such crisis really exists. Although I wish he would not inquire and try to dig deeply into religious matter — lest he really wants to get himself into confusion. I myself have had enough of it. Finding the 'truth' is a lost cause for me. "Kaysa naman hindi mo alam tapos oo ka lang ng oo, e di parang niloloko ko lang ang sarili ko..." he said, something to that effect. Indeed, there are lots of people out there who don't even have the slightest idea about their religions. I WAS one of them.

Sadly, there are many people blinded by their indomitable faith who keep on proselytizing their religions to some who they believe have become "lost sheeps." What made them think that their religions are true and others false?
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1 comments:

li'l star said...

I actually don't follow all the church teachings but I have this so-called "personal relationship" with God. ;-)

May 31, 2008, 5:13:00 PM  
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