Oh, two more things I love about the Judaism readings I've done - the focus on the here and now, rather than the afterlife; and the belief that the world and people are GOOD.
|I consider myself a panentheist, but I don't think I am fully non-dual at all. But I do believe everything is God. And that God is everything and nothing (because even when you take everything away...well, that's God, too). But I think God is also transcendent and personal as well as immanent. I came up with a really good non-dual analogy last night, but it requires a visual. Ha!|
I've found a progressive Christian church near me (Presbyterian) and have been reading the sermons they put online, ALL of which have resonated with me. I'd consider going to this church, but my DH is very anti-church and would not want me to take the kids, and I'd have to take them because he works on Sunday mornings and I don't have a babysitter. So going to church is out of the question for me (right now, anyway, since I do think that DH will soften his stance over time if this is something that I ultimately decide to pursue). For now I'm okay with studying on my own, but I would love to worship with other people someday.
Speaking of study, I get some daily emails from http://www.chabad.org/ that I love, and I've been using this site as a Bible study guide (it's put out by a Presbyterian minister).
|It doesn't really matter what *religion* I get "mixed up" with - I truly believe (in all senses of the word!) in the underlying truth that we seek and that God is in all of us.|
Sorry for rambling on like that. Great thread!