By Flea - Be A Survivor
I don't know why but I am feeling extremely philosophical as I write this post. I was raised with religion as part of my life but it certainly wasn't drilled into my head and I was given choices at select stages of my life on how I wanted to proceed going forward.
I think I have mentioned several times on the blog I am Catholic. I went to Catholic grammar school, Catholic High School (taught by brothers) and was even an altar boy in my younger days. I will be the first to admit there was a period in my life where I questioned my faith, even going as far to say I was an atheist. I grew out of all that doubt and rediscovered my faith.
I actually enjoyed learning about religion when I was growing up and my parents never forced anything on me. The decision to become an altar boy for example was all me.
I started to go to church every week again recently and have really started to feel much better about myself and my life. I CANNOT explain it, it certainly may not work for you, but I just have a peaceful feeling that I didn’t have before.
Please, stay with me, this is not a plea for you to convert to Christianity; unlike some folks I am keenly interested in the diverse beliefs of the religions of the world, as well as those who write off religions of all types as solace for weak minded fools (I disagree strongly with that BTW). I don’t consider my “brand” as the right way and everything else wrong. I have immense respect for people from all walks of life and those who have faith in SOMETHING.
That faith can be in nature or some other “higher power”, whatever your beliefs, it helps everyone to have faith in SOMETHING. I can tell you this; you will feel good about yourself if you place your faith in SOMETHING. Be wary about placing too much faith in any person as I don’t want you to be disappointed when (not if) they let you down. People are driven by ulterior motives and are fallible in every sense of the word.
Where one has to be careful is with regard to specific instances where religion is taken and warped by some fanatical group of people who think you should believe what they believe and nothing else. I would advise folks that any respectable religion preaches tolerance of other faiths and love for your fellow residents of this spinning sphere in space. Steer clear of anything that resembles hate speech.
One thing is for sure, if you and your family want to survive a SHTF event you better at least have faith in yourselves and your abilities. I constantly harp on the “survivor mentality”, having stone cold confidence in your ability to make it when it counts. This cannot be understated and I will continue to harp on it as long as I write this blog.
I would never force anything on anyone but I will tell you this, and this is MY OPINION; a life without faith in SOMETHING (not necessarily religion), is a life not lived to the fullest. If nothing else, have faith that you and your loved ones have what it takes to make it, no matter what the situation. If you do this you can only succeed…
...that is all.
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