"Now’s the time for knowledge
Now’s the time for Truth
Humanity has already suffered so much abuse
We must take responsibility, do away with apathy
Unlearn society’s teachings
To be blind and selfish
Because what you must learn
Is that the problem is us” - Being As An Ocean
Throughout my life faith and belief in God has been a very prominent influence in the decisions I made and how I would respond to situations. It’s something I knew I believed. I knew it. Faith in an almighty creator, a great savior, a loving father. It had to be true. All the life I’ve been blessed with and the opportunities that have been given to me. It couldn’t have been all circumstance and good karma. There had to have been something more.
Now I’m not saying I’ve abandoned those beliefs. Trust me when I say that there is something very real to God and the abounding love and provision he has offered me in this life.
As Adrian Fitipaldes from the band Northlane wrote “We are longing for an understanding of the universe around us when we barely understand the universe within our minds. Free your mind. Who will answer the call when it comes from within?” This struck me as something I have lacked greatly in this life. The idea to “free your mind.” If I am so blind as to only believe God exists because he says so and other people say so then a change needs to be made. There has to be more evidence of the creator of this universe than just the bible itself.
Over the course of the next year starting today May 7, 2014, I will be wiping a clean slate of my beliefs as it is and searching for truth, knowledge, and understanding through all religion, history, cultural beliefs and stereotypes, philosophy, science, and listening to others stories and convictions. Through all my research and findings I will try my absolute best to keep my opinions and views as unbiased as possible so that I may further understand life and the meaning behind all of it.
I am blogging this not to show off how “cool” and “real” I am as a person, but so that others may learn from my findings as well. Every week until May 7, 2015 I am going to try my best to post my research and what I’ve learned so that I may hear all your thoughts and views on the current topic. This is extremely new to me and I have never done anything like this before so please keep an open mind to what I have to say and I’ll do the same for you.
Grace, peace, and love to everyone one of you. To knowledge, truth, and understanding. <3