a true smile …. part 2

a lot of times i get asked why i do not attend church, the short answer is i just do not like people. i guess i should say i just do not like being around people i do not know and have no real desire to get to know them, because i am only going to see them once a week.  no offense to those people they are probably good people. i am so use to being by myself its just natural for me to be that way. also when i am in an area with people i do not know i just get the feeling they are judging me one way or another.

the long answer is i have had a falling out of going to to church and it all started at my home town church. i do not even know what it was that caused it but one day i was not welcome at church any longer and the preacher wanted nothing to do with me.  i had several experiences with the different churches while at college one was just to far out there for me. by too far out there i mean standing up singing a worship song say a prayer another song, a reading a few more song stand up dance around. i am sorry if you go to churches like this i just like sitting  down and hearing a message so i can go home and reflect on that message and see what that message means to me. i am old skool. one church i was asked to leave because i made a statement one time about how i believe evolution is a work of God. does that mean i believe we came from monkey’s? no it does not.

my love for science is something i can not ignore. do i believe the earth was built in 7 days, no. However ask yourself this question. If God is all powerful and all knowing does he exist in our frame of time. no he doesn’t 7 days to God could mean 4.54 billion years to us. our sense of time is because we are mortal we die. what is time to a being that can not die? … am i right or am i wrong? who knows i can not claim any proof one way or another. only my speculations and what i want to believe is what i want to believe. each of us was given the free will to choose and the freedom to believe in our faith. i choose to believe what i see and what i find as truth. i am not going to go out there and tell everyone they are wrong we all have a choice to believe, but trust me there is no end to the line of people that like to tell me i am wrong.

as in my previous post, the bible teaches us to love each other. it also sets a list of guidelines to follow as we live our life and i believe if we live the best we can that is all we can do. if you do not like where you are heading in life switch directions open a new door. we need to love everyone, do not judge for it is not our place … and so i leave you with this.

Weep not for roads untraveled
Weep not for paths left alone
‘Cause beyond every bend
Is a long blinding end
It’s the worst kind of pain
I’ve known

Give up your heart left broken
And let that mistake pass on
‘Cause the love that you lost
Wasn’t worth what it cost
And in time you’ll be glad it’s gone

Woah-oo-oh-oh
Woah-oo-ohh
Woah-oo-oh-oh
Woah-oo-ohh

Weep not for roads untraveled
Weep not for sights unseen
May your love never end
And if you need a friend
There’s a seat here alongside me

Woah-oo-oh-oh
Woah-oo-ohh
Woah-oo-oh-oh
Woah-oo-ohh

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