I have heard of so many people making fun of people who believe in religion. Some of them are comedians, some are random people from Facebook and some are people who are/were important to me.
I am not religious. I just believe that there is a higher being out there and it can be anyone. No religion is better than the other. We are under one home and we only have one Father and/or Mother, whoever they may be. They are just there, watching over us.
Despite hearing so many things about God and Religion; and despite my own rational questionings, I still prefer to stick to the idea of having a God. Not because I was ‘brainwashed’ and that I grew up with it but also I have my own very intimate relationship with both God and religion. I am sticking to the idea. Here are some of my idiosyncratic reasons:
Knowing that there is a higher being out there taught me humility. It reminds me of my humanness and that I am so small. Not only by kneeling down and praying all the time, the idea of humility can transcribe in other forms in the course of our human existence. Like, sometimes I wish I’d feel good to act as if I am so awesome. Having humility reminds me that, NO, I am not because there is still so many things to learn and experience in this world. If one already thinks he/she is perfect, there will be no more room for improvement and learning. Religion taught me humility, that I will never be perfect and it’s ok because I am just HUMAN.
Part of humility and accepting humanness is Forgiveness. Because I know I am imperfect, I learned how to forgive others’ shortcomings as well. Nobody is perfect. I’ve learned how to embrace and love people as a whole regardless of their own sorts of humanness.
Having a religion taught me to trust. Trust that there is is always something better coming up. I know that I will never be alone. Inside my delicate humanness, there is a rock. A rock that adversities cannot crush. It is called trust.
Having a religion taught me that I belong.I have family anywhere in the world. I travel a lot and I’ve always felt welcomed. I know that anywhere in the world, I will have a family, an inclusive one. A family that will welcome even my friends who are not of the same faith or even those who hates it. We all are welcome!
We all have our own beliefs and I am not forcing anyone to come with me, but, I will try to be humble, I will try to forgive, to trust and to welcome everyone into my life. I will try to love and through my so-called love, people will feel…people will know….that it is ok to believe in God.