the study of the nature of God and religious belief.
This is the study of learning about all forms of religion hopefully without bias or judgement.
For me I have been on this journey really all of my life and yet I have just began to touch the surface. Most people learn about Theology through higher education at school.
This is really all I know or believe at this juncture of my life….
It is true there are many ways to do something…no one way is right or wrong it just is and most come out at the end in the same place…so if you connect that to religion…it only seems to ring true that there is no one religion that is right or wrong.
The problem in my opinion is…most religions pass judgement on religion that is not theres or does not follow all of their beliefs.
At the CORE from what I have read and studied thus far: the fundamental basics of most are the same.
Here is what have found…all religions believe in God…now some might call him something else and in all honesty it doesn’t matter what the name is…most all believe that there is a higher source.
I was brought up as a Southern Babtist…and then I married a raised Catholic…and although neither of us were practicing the beliefs that were bred into us took a bit of time to understand why each of us was like we were…without even understanding why.
Theology differs inside itself just as much as religious groups really, they bend the Theology to go with the individual religion. For me…this is just a journey for finding out more…about all forms of religion and history of how they formed.
Here are a few of the studies that are not connected within any one religion if you are looking for the history not the specific area of any one religion.
- Anthropology of religion
- Comparative religion
- History of religions
- Philosophy of religion
- Psychology of religion
- Sociology of religionFor me it isn’t a question of if. It is more a journey of finding out how they all connect and in doing so hopefully finding out more about the connections of them….It is my hope when I find the common denominators…it will be like ok…as different as all religions are…they all agree on these points positive and negative…so I put more stock on those points more than the negative points…and also it has helped me to understand more of what I feel and believe.
For instance, I believe there is so much more out there than what any of us know…the more we look the more there is…the more we see, learn the more we are open to see and feel more.
I have not been a practicing Southern Babtist for most of my life now…but I have become much more spiritual as my life has progressed.
I believe we are all connected and not only that I believe we are connected with everything. We are proven to be made up of Carbon and energy…we know that energy never dies it just changes form…Energy is all around us… good energy as well as bad energy…I just am looking for more of the good energy in my quest.
I don’t believe in any one religion as the one and only any more than I believe that everyone is bad…or good. We all have our path and if you surround yourself with more good energy than bad…you have a much better chance to spread good energy while you are here on this plain.