I don’t know if I believe in god, but I do long for god.
The god I long for is with us always, suffers and grows with us, loves us unconditionally.
This god exists in the great mystery between the push towards the ideals we strive for and the desire to already be enough in this moment.
Does this god exist ‘out there’? I don’t know. But the concept moves me and feeds me. Maybe that’s enough to be called “belief.”
Anyone else here a former Jehovah’s Witness?
Unbreakable is one of my favorite movies. As a fundamentalist, I saw the theme as being: until you live up to your potential [sacrifice enough for the church] you will not be content.
Now, as a post fundamentalist I see it as being about finding your true self; being authentic.
I have no experience with Twitter. I would love to leave Facebook. But what I love about Facebook is the ability to have conversations in forums and threads - with the ease of notifications when someone replies.
So far Mastadon feels like my Facebook feed without the interaction. Just scrolling through a series of unrelated comments being blurred out.
I have a feeling if I did Twitter I would understand what was going on, but for now I’m not really engaged.
I have lost my belief in a man-in-the-sky, Zeus-like god. But I long for god nonetheless.
Over the past few years I have fascinated with alternative definitions of god, and panpsychism has been a very useful theory in quieting my left brain.
This article is very helpful:
INFP, Enneagram 4, Musician, Agnostic Panentheist [?], former JW
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