7 May 2018 #121
I have to agree. Organized religion is BS - especially RC now. Honestly I kind of lost faith in the RC church as an organization after JP II passed. To me it's never really been the same and it doesn't even have to do with that he was a Pole. He was just so unique like even when you saw him in person he had this strange aura that just like oozed peace and tranquility. It's almost indescribable but you could like feel it from hundreds of feet away. There's a big difference between being religious and being spiritual. I find that the very religious people are oftentimes some of the most cooky. Spirituality is quite different. Of course I honor the traditions, go church here and there, go to confession when I do something really bad - more out of respect for what I was brought up with and my ancestors, but the dogmas don't make any difference to me. I think that a lot of Poles are going in this direction too where they identify maybe as like Roman Catholics because that's what they were brought in but they don't stick to the dogmas blindly like previous generations. Nonetheless, if some people started ******* with the church I was baptized in or asking that crosses are removed because it offends them, there's going to be problems. But even for a while like when I lived in Florida the local church pastor always seemed to squeeze in some political thing against abortion. idk it just seemed inappropriate to me especially since he did it all the tim
I've actually been getting into Bahai more idk it just seems to agree with more on a spiritual level than roman Catholicism. Hopefully the Bahai can soon move out of Haifa where they are being persecuted by the Haredi Jews... sigh, what's new....