Religion is a delicate matter.
I can almost count the number of times I have been involved in discussions regarding this very topic, with people who had opposing opinions. Most times it kinda left a strained relationship for failure to agree; or a sour taste in the mouth for an opinion you couldn’t fathom. Sometimes the discussion ends with others more dissolutioned when a question/ challenge is poised to you and you have no answer for it.
Or you get a disasfactory biased answer which doesn’t convince you but you let it slide either way given even the other fellow ‘opponent’ doesn’t exactly know what the ultimate is, but gives you his preferences.
There have been times I have had questions about matters or situations that didn’t exactly add up, or go inline with the truth I have grown up with, truth of my religion, the truth of society I have grown around, the truth I have been continually seeking.
Reincarnation for instance, there are well researched cases of kids who remember who they were in the previous lives, kids as young as two to three years old and this precise and accurate details match those of people who have lived before. Proof that reincarnation is a high possibility.
So when my religion refutes reincarnation and thinks it an absurd idea about the concept of God to even come up with as a Christian, there was a disconnect. Something not adding up.
The issue of, which is the true religion and will the people of all the other ‘false’ religions be ‘condemned’ on judgment day for not choosing Christ as the way even if they lived righteously. While, it’s really not their choosing what geographical locations they were born which really did determine their life in terms of how they worshiped.
Not to mention how disturbed I got while a staunch Christian told me with conviction that our fore fathers who were mainly traditionalist will all be condemned to eternal fire because they did not know Christ, and choose him as the way to the Father. I mean it’s not their fault they parted before the missionaries brought the Word to them.
So who are we to condemn or convict them to hell already?
And so, in my quest to find an answer and the deeper universal truth that doesn’t contain biasness and reflects God as the Universal Creator , who loves us Christians, Muslims, Buddhist, Hindus etecetra all equally, as his children I found the book ‘Conversations with God’ By Neale Donald Walsch.
In the spring of 1992—it was around Easter as I recall—an extraordinary phenomenon occurred in my life. God began talking with you. Through me.
Let me explain.
I was very unhappy during that perantif personally, professionally, and emotionally, and my life was feeling like a failure on all levels. As I’d been in the habit for years of writing my thoughts down in letters (which I usually never delivered), I picked up my trusty yellow legal pad and began pouring out my feelings.
This time, rather than another letter to another person I imagined to be victimizing me, I thought I’d go straight to the source; straight to the greatest victimizer of them all. I decided to write a letter to God.
It was a spiteful, passionate letter, full of confusions, contortions, and condemnations. And a pile of angry questions. Why wasn’t my life working? What would it take to get it to work?
Why could I not find happiness in relationships? Was the experience of adequate money going to elude me forever? Finally —and most emphatically—What had I done to deserve a life of such continuing struggle?
To my surprise, as I scribbled out the last of my bitter, unanswerable questions and prepared to toss my pen aside, my hand remained poised over the paper, as if held there by some invisible force. Abruptly, the pen began moving on its own. I had no idea what I was about to write, but an idea seemed to be coming, so I decided to flow with it. Out came…
Do you really want an answer to all these questions, or are you just venting?
I blinked…and then my mind came up with a reply. I wrote that down, too.
Both. I’m venting, sure, but if these questions have answers, I’d sure as hell like to hear
You are “sure as hell”…about a lot of things. But wouldn’t it be nice to be “sure as
This is how the book begins, and the conversation goes on with Neale asking God the same questions you and I have continually asked.
What’s our purpose on earth? Is there a true religion and if there is which one? What happens after death? Is there heaven and hell? What makes relationships work? Why is there so much suffering in the world? The story of creation…
Does God speak only to special people or to all of us? The concept of time, Is reincarnation real? Is there life on other planets? Divine Dichotomy and the question of the soul, Is sex evil or bad? Marriage? Concept of the devil, Is smoking weed bad? (Haha I know). Awareness.(and a whole myriad of topics He addresses)
It’s a trilogy full of the most interesting conversation in human history (my view), enlightening answers and mind blowing view of life and God. Difficult concepts that could take sometime to internalise, as it gives you unexpected truths from the one a lot of us probably hold. While it acknowledges other truths(Jesus for example,)
I get how skeptical you’re probably feeling. I had the same when a friend told me about this book until I sat down and read it.
The question would be, how sure are we it’s God. A question the writer continually asks God, what if it’s his own imagination? To which God answers, Even if it’s not Him, can you imagine a better way to live? And either it’s Him or this writer is a very bright guy! Yes God has a sense of humour, didn’t He create it in the first place?
In my view, I cannot imagine a human mind with such a magnificent broad concept of life and especially God,(broad is an understatement) as presented in the answers of this book which you wouldn’t agree with until you read to get what I’m saying.
It’s free online for all human kind to access, to get enlightened and walk in full awareness.
You can also read how Neale life turned completely around after this revelation. His quest to bring people to experience God worldwide despite the religion they belong to, to foster peace, unity and healing in a world full of frustrated and self condemned beings who constantly feel unworthy while in true sense they are not.
In true light, they are the most magnificent of God’s creation.
If they believed this, they would have a complete turn around and experience of life, they wouldn’t fear death they would walk in awareness.
If truth is what you constantly seek, I’d recommend this book, hold it against your truth and what you’ve always believed in then choose, which is the better way to live.
My puzzles fell into place. You’ll feel it in your heart, a spiritual awakening you’ve probably haven’t experienced yet or haven’t fully experienced by the time book 3 is done.