As I open up my locker m Buddha is revealed. Suddenly, behind me I hear comments that I am an idol worshiper, Satan’s daughter, and even a devil worshiper.
My locker closes after I kiss the forehead of my Buddha. Bearing the burden of being different is a hard one but I take it with such thankfulness.
I close my eyes, and feel the air as I give my prayer wheel a few spins and I notice the looks I get from those who do not understand. If I try to explain it to those who lack understanding they will turn their hearts away from me.
I am looked at as a nice person with moral, but then once someone really gets to know me and my belief in Buddhism, the once friend will suddenly turn their back on me as if I am a heathen worthy only of hate and Hell.
I hear scriptures from the bible on a daily basis about how Jesus came to save the world. Sure, I can handle that sort of thing if I was willing to buy into illogical reasoning. Unfortunately, for those trying to convert me, I am not willing to buy into something that makes no sense to me. Then I have to explain that I know what the bible says. I read it twice and I just cannot agree with the words inside.
The arguments will go one for a long time and most fanatics will tell me that ” if you try it you will be happy.” I cannot help but respond with a correction to their theory. I was never happy as a Christian. Nothing felt right. I felt like every thing was out of order and that I had no control over my actions or my life.
“The devil made me do it,” never was a reason for me to do wrong. Nor did asking for forgiveness for my wrong doings seemed to really justify the laws of cause and effect. It did not really suite me for the purpose of morality.
To most followers of the Christian beliefs, it is ok to sin because you can get forgiven for it later. Christianity seems to be a way to tear down the strong and make them weak. It is a way of coping out of responsibility for your own actions. The devil made me do it is always the response. I cannot help but snicker to myself when I hear that statement. If the devil made you turn around and announce to everyone around that you are a stupid moron would you?
People choose their faith based on what is right for their own life. Buddhism is not for the weak minded. In fact you must be of strong heart and strong mind in order to practice this particular belief. You must be mature enough to accept your own mistakes as exactly that; your own. You must also deal with the fact that the bad things that are happening to you are a result of nothing but your own karma. Not because of someone else but simply because you messed up, either in this life or the last one.
Every person’s heart believes in a certain thing. That belief is written on their DNA before they are born. Each soul has a certain maturity level, and some religions are not for the immature. Therefore, the weak shall believe in weakness.
I do not stand against any religion or belief but I do stand against those that put down other beliefs. Am not standing against Christianity right now, I am just standing up for the truth.
The truth is what is important. If any belief had no substantial reasoning would it really last? I urge you to consider before you pass judgment onto another with your dogma, to think of your own karma and consider that what you believe and what the other person believes in is not the same thing.
Forcing your beliefs onto another is not compassionate or peaceful. You belittle the very soul of the non believer, creating within them a sense of insecurity. Many wars have been started purely over religious beliefs. People have been killed for their own beliefs but what is the point in a life gone because they believe in a way that you do not?
Doesn’t the Bible say judge not lest ye be judged?