I found the following in a profile recently. It is something that I have read before and I believe that it should ring true for all of us.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
With the recent passing of Christmas; I believe that a quote from Buddha is politically correct. Not that I have ever been politically correct, lol.
The quotation, to me, shows the ONENESS of the human spirit. Each person is a singular being; developing his or hers own belief system. Taking what they feel is the best part of one belief system and testing it against ones own beliefs to see if it can be added or deleted from your own individual thoughts.
We are individuals first; before we join any group. Where humans seem to get in trouble is when they latch onto a belief system that is corrupt or even evil. The rise of Hitler, the reign of Caligula, the infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan in USA Southern society or even blindly following the teachings of a self proclaimed prophet are examples of corrupted belief systems sifting into peoples lives and leading to mass hysteria. That is especially the case with Hitler.
Grasp what is good in people and hold onto it. Discard any thoughts of beliefs that will not enhance your individual life. Question everything, test everything, understand everything and believe what is truth and good because that is what improves your life.
Whew!! I know 'Don't give Night a heavy subject to rant about'.
This is for my friend Cally; the smartest girl I know. Because she will understand my ramblings.
Something lighter tomorrow. I promise, lol.