Whether you subscribe to an organised religion, or subscribe to the religion of scientific and standardised philosophical reasoning, you are placing the onus of responsibility on another and choosing to be subservient to that belief system.
For as long as you hold the opinion of another above your own, whether it be that of a human or non, and be they long dead or alive, you are nevertheless renouncing responsibility for your beliefs, your thoughts and your actions.
The only conceivable reason that I can imagine why anyone would do that is because of a fear of having that kind of power and control within them. It makes you responsible for everything that happens to you, and that for many is a tough challenge because of the many implications it has. I speak from experience.
So, in choosing to place the onus on another, then you advocate your weakness, your irresponsibility, and thus your lack of self-worth, and you do yourself and others a great disservice.
The logic is sound, and the assumption reasonable.
There is only one requirement of us all, that we accept who we are, our achievements, our failures, our weaknesses and our strengths. In so doing we take responsibility for who we are, and we empower ourselves and those around us. If we cannot then we must look to another to serve that purpose, and that in itself has many implications.
Find your inner peace and live by it as best as you are able. Be kind to yourself. You are privileged to be as unique as you are, let that be your truth by honouring who you are and the many wonderful things that you are capable of. In so doing others cannot help but benefit from your presence and your energy.
Much love and blessings to all.
Ishaiya (Humble teacher and wise student.)
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