Religion, Faith and I

I did like to clear the air around the Facebook status I posted on Sunday.  Some of you might think that I am a hypocrite going to church; No. I go to church when I feel like going to church. I remember an atheist saying this to an audience. If you think going to church makes you happy and it brings you peace, go for it and if you don’t,  use that time for something better. It should be your choice and not something to be compelled upon.

Why do I go to church?

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The first time I was asked the question was way back in 2010 by a reporter, she was covering an article on religion among youngsters. I had a very peculiar answer to it. That was the time when I would attend church almost 48 out 52 Sunday’s a year. Here’s my answer.

“The church is where I make most of my decisions. The atmosphere gives me enough time and space to plan ahead”.

Once I finished my sentence, she questioned me whether I concentrate on prayers and hymns? I replied, “I like to sing songs, there’s no one to hear me or tell me, it’s out of tune as most of the time the speakers would be at max volume. They do it purposely I think”.

So what do I do now when I go to church, I hardly concentrate, I just visualize my upcoming week, especially work, things I want to do, rides, photos and sometimes my thoughts go wild.  These days I tend to skip church as much as possible since I started riding.

Are you religious?

Now that’s an interesting question, no one’s asked me this till now so I will ask this myself. I am Christian, and I go to an orthodox church. I don’t remember going to any Holy mass outside my denomination. I have never felt the need too. I like the songs in my church especially the way it is sung. They are pretty good. You can check some of them here. I am pretty sure who likes music would like it. (Watch from 7 minutes).

I hope you have listened to Kandisa from the Indian Ocean. That’s an orthodox prayer song.

Oh, the answer is no. I like to keep peace with everyone. If I am to say my denomination is better than yours. Jesus is surely going to question me, He didn’t create denominations nor any religions, men did, women hardly had any part. There’s so much discrimination in religion.

Faith  

I was introduced to faith by my cousin Sebin who gave me the book, the Secret by Rhonda Byrne. I finished reading the book in about 4 hours. One of the tasks from the book was to visualize attracting small things in order to cultivate a habit of visualization. It was 2008, I was in my third year of college, the Olympics was yet to start. I saw people gathering at the college portico for a quiz programme. I said to myself. It’s time to test the secrets, the law of attraction. I closed my eyes; I visualized myself being asked the question, “What’s the motto of 2008 Olympics”? I saw clearly answering it, “One world, one dream”. I opened my eyes, two minutes into the quiz. They asked the question. I immediately raised my hands and answered it. I even got a prize.

I didn’t stop it there. I started using visualization techniques for attracting jobs, a bike, a car and guess what a skip level promotion. I had written about my promotion on a piece of paper and kept it in my wallet and it materialized. Some say the secret is nothing but prayers. I like to call it visualization.

It works for everyone. Listen to Jim Carrey and how he used visualization to his advantage.

P.S: If you want this post to be grammatically corrected, you are welcome.  Please don’t ask me to censor it.

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