OK, please understand that my definitions come from my experience and don’t include every person in a certain category…these are generalizations and they are here for one purpose, to make you think…not to accuse a single soul.
1- Extreme Conservative Religion of any kind = I’m right, you’re wrong and you will suffer for disagreeing!
2- Conservative Religion = Only my religion is right and you are completely wrong.
3- Most Religions = Closed systems. Once you are indoctrinated, there is no thinking required — or permitted.
4- Liberal Religions = We are so happy you showed up today and we are here to share a blessing with you and yours. Everyone is welcome!
5- New Thought = Love is the answer. God is not a man in the sky but a Divine Presence and Power that we can use to heal our lives and help others. Other possibilities may exist and you are welcome to explore.
6- New Age = Angels, Fairies, Druids, Witches, gods, goddesses, numerology, Astrology, Aroma Therapy, Sound Therapy, channeling, etc.
7 – Metaphysics = Everything beyond the 5 physical senses. Because the atom has been seen to be space and energy with no matter, metaphysics has taken its place as a Science known as Quantum Physics. It includes ONE God that is not a man, but rather a CONSCIOUSNESS. The Consciousness that created and indwells the entire Universe. All There Is.
Its nature is: The Law, Intelligence, Spirit, All Life, All Truth and Perfect Love. We, all Life that is, are included in this ONE.
We, too, are pure Consciousness utilizing a form made up of ENERGY. All that exists is Energy and Consciousness.
Most students of metaphysics believe in a life after death as do most all religions.
8- Atheists = People who don’t believe in their own definition of god. Many are wonderful people, they just don’t believe in anything beyond the 5 limited physical senses.
9- Agnostics = People who don’t know what to believe or perhaps don’t care. It is all too confusing and not worth the effort to sort out. Most don’t like what a conservative or extreme religion told them when they were young.
I guess you figured out that I am most knowledgeable in #7. I found it through religion, but it is not a religion to me now, but rather a system of beliefs I’ve learned and adopted over the past 6 decades of study. Metaphysicians are aware that we create our life experience, environment and events by our beliefs. Therefore, we create lives that we want and are not stuck in unhappiness.
As you read through this, you might find that you belong to MORE than one school of thought. This can open you up to some fascinating studies!
I wish you blessings whatever you believe. May you find YOUR God within!
Author: 7 books including “Yours-A Rich, Full Life!”