In light of the recent fire at the Notredam in Paris, I started thinking about how it relates to my search for satisfying my spiritual craving. I’ve not found it in conventional religions & I think that I’ve finally found a way of thinking that clicks with me.
I was chatting to my mother about the Notredam in Paris Fire incident. She identifies herself as a Christian ( unconventional & of her own making).
There has been a lot of unrest and protesting and fighting and burning in Paris recently.
I know the only thing that could be seen when the fire cindered was a ray of sunshine & the cross..It was caused by ongoing repairs a gas leak apparently maybe God s way of saying is enough is enough
I agree that our planet has had enough. I don’t believe A God struck a bolt of lightning or caused it to happen. We did. We are responsible for what happens on our earth, in our most sacred church. Divine intervention that no relics were ruined?
There is no way for me to prove this.
My mom & U don’t share the exact same beliefs as I’m more analytical in my thinking.
My answer to my mom
Tragic news! I’m glad most of the oldest relics * parts of Notre Dame have been salvaged not because I’m religious but because of its historical importance & what it represents to so many who don’t profit or gain money from Religion. I wish people could see that their God wouldn’t go through all that trouble of creating a beautiful home for us (earth- our greatest & most sacred relic) and we could treat our planet with as much respect as we do buildings
Humanism is a set of core beliefs that I truly can own & incorporate & develop upon as my own.
I am 100% in agreement that we have free will. We are in control of what we do as earthlings & protectors of our true church (if you like) this earth.
Our planet. Its the oldest proof of our existence & the oldest relic we possess.
Yet, we can’t control it like the reported wreath of thorns brought back to the Notre Dame in Paris by King Loui XI
I believe we need to value history and the lessons it teaches us.
One source says humanists should ultimately choose to grow spiritually by ‘appreciating life’.
They don’t believe in the afterlife. I’m not sure of my stance on this-this belief as I’ve never died. I have felt dead inside whilst my heart is still beating. Isn’t that a form of hell?
I can’t truly “believe” in something I haven’t seen. Blind faith can be useful & it can be disastrous as history has shown.
I do love the idea of humanism belief of not worrying about any life but this one.
So the afterlife is dismissed as not to worry about ANOTHER life until we can actually do something about it.
I don’t dismiss the afterlife. I just don’t know what I can do to make my future, or life after this one better when I should be focusing on making this life & the moments I experience worthwhile.
I believe like humanist’s do that we ( to a degree )all inherently have an idea of what is morally right or wrong.
I’m not going into people with illnesses or murderers or rapists because I’m not a doctor. I believe the justice system is in need of reform.
I don’t believe killing & raping is right (for the record)
I don’t believe in ‘an eye for an eye’ either. So I’m against the death penalty & I’m pro-euthanasia. I’m yet to decide if suicide should be allowed/acceptable in our society.
My own suicide attempt lead me to believe that feelings pass. Circumstances change so, its worth seeking advice first. I’m 100% pro not shaming people by stating that ‘committed’ suicide like it is a sin.
I love the idea that our purpose is to find out what the hell we are meant to do with our lives. It’s a baffling concept & feeling displaced and lost in this world can’t create the desire for happiness (true inner) and we can’t achieve self-growth or self-actualisation as Maslow called it.
So many of us fear the afterlife cos we have no concrete evidence for it. Its easier to get wrapped up in ideas that immortality means no pain. only happiness & good times.
I think before we start thinking about afterlife being this utopic place, lets examine how we grow as people in this mortal body. this life
We grow (for the better or worse) not solely through our best moments & joyous occasion. We grow from our adversities too.
If we forget about afterlife & focus on this life,
‘live in the moment’ – hardest concept and theory to put into practice then we are living as we are meant to.
With immortality, if you go by folklore (vampires) or mythology such as the ancient Greeks beliefs of the God’s and their stories then we can see that being immortal is not exactly easy or desirable all of the time.