Recently, on my other blog Merovee, I have received comments from some readers claiming I need ‘ saving ‘ because I do not adhere to a Christian point of view . If only I came to Jesus all my problems would be solved and my sins would be absolved .
I have no problems with anybody following any religion they feel drawn to – there are many paths – but would just point out two Christians, George Bush and Tony Blair and ask what their faith has done for the world . Of course, they did not follow Christian teachings and if they had, the world may be in a better state .
What really seems to have got their goat though is my belief that ‘ guilt ‘ is a concept our Mind has made up to trap us in to believing we are sinners . The belief of ‘ original sin ‘ is one of the most corrosive in humanity’s Mind and stems from our belief there is something wrong with us which goes back to Adam and Eve, who committed the first sin in the eyes of God and got us thrown out of heaven .
From the Bible :
And the Lord God said, Behold the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil : and now lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever .
Therefore the Lord God sent him ( Adam ) forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken .
This God does not appear to be a very nice fellow (it is assumed the Christian God is a man) and definitely doesn’t believe in forgiveness .
However, I have a different view of God (whatever or whoever God is) . My God is all forgiving and loving and would never throw anyone out of Heaven, even if this was possible . The concepts of guilt, revenge and punishment are unknown to this God .The real crux of the matter lies not with God forgiving us but with forgiveness from ourselves for no matter what we have done, it is only in our own Mind we think we are guilty . Our natural state is Innocence which cannot be destroyed .
In my opinion, guilt is just an erroneous concept in our Mind . You are already forgiven by God, who probably doesn’t understand the idea of guilt anyway, but can you forgive yourself ?