Confronting Reality Without Dogma

After you strip away all your religious dogma, what is left? What is essential? The truth is you would just take life as it comes and you wouldn’t get so wrapped up in particular beliefs.

We need food, water, shelter, sleep, medicine, some human interaction, and that’s about it. And of course none of it matters without some sort of connection with God. But it doesn’t have to be religious. It doesn’t have to be dogmatic. It’s very personal.

We tend to make stuff up and push those beliefs onto others as facts. But all we’re doing is leading people away from their true self and toward a caricature of reality and of God.