Had a conversation today that has me wondering about different experiencesabout of faith religion and God, and why I seek to foter and nurture others faith, spirituality, and religion.
My friend was making a confession of sorts concerning his relationship to religion and God- he has no interest in it. This struck me... He didn't say he didn't believe (though lack of faith was part of what he meant though not a disbelief in God per se, not atheism, not exactly). At least part of he was communicating was a rejection of religion and God as these very particular realities or entities discreetly cordoned off from other things but that should dominate ones consciousness.
It occurred to that he and I don't mean the same thing by "god" and "religion" . When I speak of relating to God I don't mean a being I can clearly and completely distingiush fom other beings or things, in part because Od isn't a being in the set of being. Religion too isn't easily seperated out from other activities or dispositions. In a sense God and religion are what is in , what is between, and what is through all that is and all I know and experience.