Monday, November 29, 2010

About GOD,religions and related issues.. (EAT;LOVE;PRAY)

'Eat,Pray,Love' seems to be one of my favorite books of the year..
Here's a quotation from the book in which Elizabeth Gilbert,the author,comments about the concepts of God, religions and related issues in her way.

''Culturaly,though not theologically,I'm a Christian. I was born a Protestant of the white Anglo-Saxon persuasion.And while I do love that great teacher of Jesus,and while I do reserve the right to ask myself in certain trying situations which indeed HE would do,I can't swallow that one fixed rule of Christianity is the only path to God. Strictly speaking,I cannot call myself a Christian.Most of the Christians I know accept my feelings on this with grace and openmindness. Then again,most of the Christians I know don't speak very strictly. To those who do speak (and think) strictly, all I can do here is offer my regrets for any hurt feelings and now excuse myself from their business.
Traditionally,I have responded to the transcendent mystics of all religions.I have always responded with breathless excitement to anyone who has ever said that God does not live in a dogmatic scripture or in a distant throne in the sky,but instead abides very close to us indeed-much closer than we can imagine,breathing right through our own hearts, I respond with gratitude to anyone who has ever voyaged to the center of that heart,and who has then returned to the world with a report of for the rest of us that God is an experience of supreme love. In every religious tradition on earth,there have always been mystical saints and transcendents who report exactly this experience. Unfortunately,many of them have ended up arrested and killed. Still,I think very highly of them.
When the question is raised,''What kind of God do you believe in?'' My answer is easy.. ''I believe in a magnificent God'' ''