Faith is never an easy topic to broach, or a simple journey to take.
It’s always a topic where I’ve been outside the box, never really understanding the point of all this religion “nonsense”.
How can one religion be the absolute truth? What makes one group think that they are the only ones who are right, the end all, be all?
“When are you people going to learn? It’s not about who’s right or wrong. No denomination’s nailed it yet, and they never will because they’re all too self-righteous to realize that it doesn’t matter what you have faith in, just that you have faith. Your hearts are in the right place, but your brains need to wake up.”
This is a quote from one of my favorite movies, Dogma.
Not only does this movie have my absolute favorite, my spirit animal, Alan Rickman, but a slew of other amazing actors, including George Carlin, Kevin Smith, Matt Damon, and of course, God Herself, Alanis Morrisette.
While most definitely a satirical take on religion, and specifically, Christianity, the movie makes some good points.
An excellent point from an angel, played by Chris Rock: “…it bothers Him to see the shit that gets carried out in His name – wars, bigotry, televangelism. But especially the factioning of all the religions. He said humanity took a good idea and, like always, built a belief structure on it… I think it’s better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier…”
So, when it comes down to it, what did this movie teach me? What is it trying to teach all of us?
When it comes to faith, there is no right or wrong. Find faith in your own way, find the ideas that light you up, that make you think deeply.
Don’t be afraid to go against the grain – yes, going against the grain can be extremely anxiety-inducing. I’ve experienced this myself. But in order to truly find balance in our lives, we need to embrace faith in the way that makes the most sense to us, that is comfortable to us. And we should embrace that faith, so long as it is not harmful to anyone else.
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