Let me take a moment to talk about religion (before I royally piss someone off).
Some of the time I try to use phrases like “I believe,” “I feel,” “I think,” “in my opinion,” but sometimes statements like that just don’t have enough punch for meaningful writing. So please pardon me when I slip into telling you how things ARE instead of how I see them. In truth, we each have our own perception, especially of non-physical things like God and Love and Truth and Life and what all those things and similar are about.
I am not trying to start a new religion. I am not trying to destroy anyone’s faith in their current religion, nor on the same note, advocating any particular faith. I am merely exploring ideas that I am drawn to and feel called to share with others.
Darkness is not about religion, except perhaps that it is a shadow of it. When a parent tells a small child “Don’t do that.” the child will ask “Why?” I think it’s when we stop asking why that Darkness begins to come into play in our lives. Somewhere we learn there are things you’re not supposed to ask about, but there is always a part of us that wonders what the answers are. Some may forget about it, push it to the subconscious, but others are almost driven mad by the need to know what their parents basically could not tell them because they didn’t know why. Some religions claim to have all the answers, but remember that humans are flawed. We make mistakes, we misinterpret the messages we’re given. Following the feeling of Darkness into a deeper exploration of your beliefs doesn’t mean you have no faith. Finding the Truth for yourself, instead of blindly believing what you’ve been told, will actually make your faith stronger, no matter what religion you have faith in.
Please if I make a statement you disagree with or don’t understand, just email me, politely, if you will. I love discussing this stuff, provided that it’s a discussion and not an argument. Oftentimes people of different beliefs are just haggling over differences in the language used, different meanings of the same words. If you don’t get my meaning, ask me and I’ll clarify as best I can.