I believe that it connects all living things (and perhaps non-living as well) and I think that we can and do exert our influence over it as well as being swayed by it's influence. I think that we get out of it what we put into it. I think that it runs through the strands of the atoms connecting us to the air we breath, to the electricity all around us, into the sky above and the ground below. I believe that it connects us to each other and that those who we are closest to the bonds are strongest. I believe that when we give ourselves wholly to one ideology or when we cut our selves off from any line of thought, we lose potential insight into what's out there. I think that most religious thought had/has a sense of this and attempts to understand it as filtered through it's societal beliefs, fears, norms, etc. I think that when theological thought becomes an institution it can then be corrupted as only an institution can, but that does not mean that there is not truth in the teachings of those who have put thought into these things. It becomes our responsibility to wade through it with an open mind and disseminate the politics from the divine, if we so choose to do so. I believe that it takes a lifetime to never fully understand the extent of what is out there, and the pursuit is well worth it.
It is good to discuss these things and be open to new ideas. I feel that people should not fear what they may find nor should they try to dissuade others from seeking a truth that makes sense to them.
Despite what some may say our existence is a beautiful and unique thing, regardless of the why, how, or when.
I believe that it is important to respect life, to be kind to one another, to be honorable and honest, to seek love and to experience joy.
I listen to The Beatles or Rolling Stones or both almost daily. I have a black cat who's been with me almost my entire adult life. Her name is El Pussy Gato, but we just call her Kitty. She's a sweet old girl with a taste for murder. I enjoy fantasy and science fiction in all of their dusty backroom glory, no matter the medium. My favorite holiday is Halloween and it saddens me that most children will never know it the way that I did. I would say that I'm an odd ball, but it seems self serving. I have an appreciation for women who read. Intelligence is a pretty big deal.
I've been told that I live in a cartoon world. I do not disagree with this assessment.