LIVED RELIGION PROJECT

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God doesn’t think. He vibrates. We’re trying to enter into the vibration zone

God doesn’t think. He vibrates. We’re trying to enter into the vibration zone

As the sun sets on my way home from work, I decide to stop my bike in the promenade across the lake from the Binnenhof, the Dutch parliament. Every evening at sunset, hundreds of parakeets descend on the island in the middle of the lake, filling the sky with their screeching song. Sat alone onRead more about God doesn’t think. He vibrates. We’re trying to enter into the vibration zone[…]

Riding a car toy up and down with a child; that’s some serious connecting shit!

Riding a car toy up and down with a child; that’s some serious connecting shit!

I believe in personal strength. That it comes from inside out. That we were each born with a unique soul. All the answers lie within. And if we stay quiet enough, and listen to ourselves, and if everybody would that, I think we would have a great world. It’s personal experiences that got me toRead more about Riding a car toy up and down with a child; that’s some serious connecting shit![…]

One thing that I think catches people off guard is that we believe in the word of wisdom

One thing that I think catches people off guard is that we believe in the word of wisdom

I believe in Jesus Christ. Our church is a Christian church. One of our main beliefs – one of my main beliefs – is that when Jesus Christ established his church, 2000 years ago when he was here on the earth, after his death there was a state of apostasy where people changed the truths.Read more about One thing that I think catches people off guard is that we believe in the word of wisdom[…]

There’s a sense of gratitude and grace that is heightened by the idea that things are random and could have been a different way

There’s a sense of gratitude and grace that is heightened by the idea that things are random and could have been a different way

I believe that the universe is essentially random. Moments of beauty and pleasure – we’re lucky to be there when they happen. I don’t believe there’s a greater purpose or meaning to life. We’re here to make our way, and to hopefully make things easier for other people, to live well, to think, to feel.Read more about There’s a sense of gratitude and grace that is heightened by the idea that things are random and could have been a different way[…]

After the religion of motherhood, perhaps I’ll follow the Hare Krishna’s

After the religion of motherhood, perhaps I’ll follow the Hare Krishna’s

I used to be very religious. It started when I was 8: when you learn everything about god through school. You kind of become indoctrinated. I was Christened and confirmed, and that probably compounded it. And then when I got to a Church of England school, it was even more pushed in your face. AndRead more about After the religion of motherhood, perhaps I’ll follow the Hare Krishna’s[…]

What lies at the end of infinity? I doubt we’ll ever know.

What lies at the end of infinity? I doubt we’ll ever know.

I would call myself a humanist. I believe in the innate values of humankind. Religion tends to formalise these innate values. Religion can be called a superstition. The reason why religion is a necessity for most people is the unknowingness of the universe; the infinity. What lies at the end of infinity? I doubt we’llRead more about What lies at the end of infinity? I doubt we’ll ever know.[…]