While walking through downtown New Haven, CT you're always presented with a few views. Considering this is where Yale University is located, I'm always excited to be amongst this group of individuals who are lovers of art, history, and quaint coffee shops.
On this journey downtown, I came across a religious group seeking to inform others about their faith with signs, as well as pamphlets and spoken word. My question for readers today is:
"Should religion be forced upon society?"
I, personally, do not think it should.
Religion is a personal choice based on experiences, and should a person choose to learn more about a specific faith, they would seek it. People who try to convert others defeat the whole purpose of religion and spirituality. During conflicted times, the conflicted will ask the appropriate questions that will allow them to find the refuge they're looking for.
Spirituality is a personal journey - one that needs to be accomplished on your own. Discovering who you are and what you believe is truth that resonates with you must be deciphered on your own. I feel as though organized groups of religion hinder that desire to know more outside of what is being taught to you. But by seeking your own knowledge from particular faiths, and constructing your own faith, you can do no wrong.
What do you think about yourself and your spiritual life? Have you constructed your own personal views, or do you accept what is taught to you as truth?
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