"There is no one good, no not one...for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" –Romans 3:10;23
How can any man or woman sin against God –this Greatness?How can any carbon unit on Earth, possibly betray God –the Almighty?
The realization is fundamental, and absolute –there is nothing to fear.
There is no reason to view myself as a victim of life in need of a Savior, but rather as the master of my own reality and able to face all things, no matter how difficult it might seem by my own power.
Only through experience can there be truth.
However, in my understanding, I reject the notion that we need externally enforced morals by nature if we truly comprehend that we are all connected, and that by doing harm to another, results in doing harm to ourselves.
This is why I rebuke Fundamentalistic Christian views.
Christians have this concept of being "Created in the Image of God" all backwards. Yes, we are created in the image of the Creator, but that Creator is us. We are Created to be creators. You see, we are the creators of our own lives, as much as we are the destroyers of the same. The "image" of god is our imagination which is the pure source energy of our ability to create. All things spring from our imagination. That is why god is imaginary. Imagination is creation.
Sadly Christians have imagined god in their image, thus anthropomorphizing god into a petty, vindictive male figure replete with all the baser instincts stemming from superstition (resulting from a lack of knowledge).
"The height of arrogance is the height of control of those who would recreate God in their own image." –RamthaThe Bible is a book of fairytales used to manipulate and coerce people into alignment with a form of dictatorship which inhibits free imagination, hence stymies evolution and expansion, which is the antithesis of our true nature.
Your imagination is a wonderful and creative tool.
Imagine that there was indeed a spiritual aspect to living; it would be through our imagination that you would be able to gain access to it. It is true that imagination, if wielded destructively, can cause great harm (war, weapons, hate-speech, and even religions are proof enough of that), but if wielded creatively it can achieve fantastic heights.
I Am that I Am
All of this can be found in oneself.
We are all connected to each other and to the Universe. All wisdom and knowledge is as far away as your own heart and mind. Yes, the Universe may "answer" through others, and through books and other forms of matter, but it is you that will use your own inner guidance (intuition, gut feeling) to see and filter and comprehend all.