“I am not my belief system.”

Just watched a video that put words to something I’ve been feeling for a while now.  It’s a conversation between Spencer Burke and Tim King about several aspects of religion including the presence of doomsday scenarios in most of the world’s religions and the propensity to convert a person of a different belief system rather than contribute to his or her worldview.  I urge you to check this video out … it’s only 5 minutes long, and it touches on some issues that will become more and more important to grasp as our reality becomes more and more pluralistic.  I don’t believe these are purely reactionary principles (to the reality of pluralism), I’m beginning to see that viewing reality from this vantage point actually contributes to a better way of living. As Tim King says, when we back up and realize that we are not our belief systems (our belief systems are actually pointers — not “the point” — to a higher reality), we can meet with others beyond our belief systems and begin to realize not just peace, but celebration.  That’s the kind of life I want to live.  Thoughts welcome, as always!

Sorry, but I can’t figure out how to embed this type of video. You’ll have to click over to another page to view the video. Link.


One response to this post.

  1. I agree. AND it is hard to make this kind of acceptance/dialogue a reality when your belief system says that all other belief systems are wrong. Hopefully, I say that we are living in a time when people are starting to live beyond that kind of absolute dualism.


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