…stuck in the middle with you…
In recent discussions on a particular news site I have noticed that belief has been segmented by many into “Christian” and “Atheist” with no consideration for the fact that others involved in the conversation might not ascribe to either label.
In fact, for the first time in my life I’ve had two people (that I know of) assume that I am an Atheist simply because I disagree with Christian posters.
Faith is not divided into two camps. Hell, even within those two camps there are hundreds of other camps.
Duality, in my opinion, denies they multi-faceted reality of the world in which we live. When all we see is black and white, us and them, we fail to experience the full spectrum of life.
I am neither Atheist nor Christian. My beliefs about Deity are not shared by many. My opinions on things are not dictated by any organized religion or philosophy, but by my experience in life. My friendships are not based on the claimed faith of the other person, but on their actions and personality. I have a beautiful, amazing circle of people in my life that showcase the amazing spectrum of belief, faith and religion in this country.
I can not imagine a world where the only choices were belief in one specific thing or not believing. I can not imagine thinking of the world in those terms.
Faith is not a straight line between the haves and have-nots. It’s a great big mandala just waiting for us to color it in…and I just happen to have a box of crayons…