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« Reply #35: January 05, 2008, 04:36:39 pm »

Greetings All -

 And that's all well and good, but my problem is that I don't know what I believe and I don't want to be wrong.

I know this will sound strange, but I feel if you are worried about doing it wrong, then you are doing it wrong. I mean, there is a whole lot of your upbringing beliefs very present still in your worldview, and you may benefit by giving yourself plenty time to figure out what is your own, personal Truth. I walked away from Catholicism over a period of years, and I did not even have to deal with being beaten for 'wrong thinking', as in your case when you asked an intelligent and appropriate question as a very bright 8 year old. Be good to yourself, explore what attracts you. As you study other religious options/philosophies and move more out of the Christian mindset (IF that is where you end up) I think you will lose the fear of eternal damnation.

I have no worries about it myself, but then the concept of heaven and hell means no more to me than a Grimm's fairy tale. I find the Gensis story an interesting creation myth, culturally intriguing but not any more true than the Bhagavagita stories of Krishna killing 18 foot tusked demons with one hand.

I guess that would explain why I am not Christian or Hindu!
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