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|Anyone else in this sort of "boat"?|
Liz Lovin' DH DS (12) and forever missing DD (12/02/07)
From the withered tree, a flower blooms~ He's here!!! So crazy in love with my boy!!! 12/14/11
Shelley, mom to dd 5/19/01, ds 9/06/02, and ds 4/01/07. Lost babe 4/09
I fall in this category. I'm also pantheist. I see it as creating my own personal religion. Once a good friend pointed out the literal meaning of religion I became more comfortable with that idea. I'm a reformed christian and have been out on my own for 20ish years on this. But really seeking intensely the past 10.
I would love to have more of a sense of community with this as well. I went to a UU church a few months back, and it was nice. But it still felt like church and I was uncomfortable because of my childhood associations. So I didn't go back. Its a shame too because I need the community and so does DD. And I'm definitely the only one in my family with a similar belief system. Most of them are atheist or christian. I've been really curious about lots of other religions and have scratched the surface of many. And I can see the common thread. And for me it's that common thread, the unpolluted, untwisted, untouched by the human desire for power and greed, that I seek and connect to most deeply. Sometimes I think of it as "The Single Truth" because I don't know what else to call it. It can stand alone for me and doesn't need any of the things that I typically associate with religion.
During a lecture in college a professor said something along the lines of, "The more deeply you go into any single line of knowledge, the less you know about everything else around you." So it's like saying the more you specialize in a particular skill or line of knowledge, the weaker you become in other skills or lines of knowledge. I've always been more of a skimmer, wanting to take in as much as I possibly can, but this made me feel that it was OK to be a skimmer and that not everyone needs to become deeply specialized. Sometimes I've joked that there's not a religion big enough to hold me yet. So that's why I'm having to create my own.