My Stand on False Beliefs

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I saw these two flying critters inside our house, the brown butterfly on the wall and the dragonfly on the picture frame. I remember what my grandmother used to say, that if a black butterfly entered your house, it means the soul of a loved one who passed away is visiting you and if it is a brown butterfly, it means luck, money to be specific, will come your way. I am glad that what we had was a brown butterfly, though until now I am wondering where the money is. Lol! 
Seriously, I do not believe in false beliefs like these. When things do not happen the way we have planned or wanted it to be, we always find reasons to explicate our dissatisfaction and frustrations away. It is because it is easier to blame it on superstitions and bad lucks than to admit our own mistakes and shortcomings. 
False beliefs are hindrance to faith, self-enrichment and progress. What bad is, many of us still live with these misconceptions and are passing it to future generations resulting to their incorrect reasoning and false values. 
Do not get me wrong. I have no any intention to denounce anyone or offend anyone in any way. I am respecting others’ beliefs most specially if it has to do with their religion and culture, I just want to share my opinions and stand on false beliefs.

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I am Lost

This seems the most difficult Girls Talk topic this month. Spirituality or religion is a sensitive topic. All of us have different views, opinions and beliefs when it comes to religion and spirituality and I respect that. No offense to the Catholics because I am a Catholic since birth and a believer. I was a  choir member, a Catechist and was very much active in church when I was in high school. This post is based on my experience and I am not generalizing the Catholic church.

Well, there are no doubts that my husband and I are true believers. We have the great belief of the Lord. But now we are lost, not spiritually but in church issues. I almost cannot remember the last time we go to church. Two years ago? Three years ago? I cannot remember exactly.

It started with the fund raising project in our parish. The car for the first prize is parked at the altar. My daughter was the first one to notice it. She asked why there is a car in front. I was shocked when I saw the car there on the altar. Yes the parish needs fund to support its projects but perhaps not right to put the car on the altar. Not to add the so many collections during mass. There is the first collection and the second collection that I do not know what for. I know that it is our obligation to give tithes but it should be put in place. So to sum it all, these incidents gave us doubts about our church. We are also particularly disgusted when priests are very much involved in political issues. Yes, they are also humans and entitled to their own opinions but sometimes they are going too far.

Am I spiritual? Yes, I am. I am a follower and a true believer. I may be lost when it comes to religion or church but I am not lost spiritually. I may not be obeying or following the religious traditions that I have gotten used to but I have this strong faith in GOD. HE is the center of our home and I put HIM on top of everything I do.

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