This would be my first writing piece on here, I hope it is a good start. I don't want to get into a religious debate on my own naiveté, I just want to know what you all think on my writing style, skill, and the concept and message. Just not my own stupidity.
Omnism is the recognition and respect of all religions; those who hold this belief are called omnists (or Omnists).
Firstly, I just realized the title of this essay sounds like a headline to a tabloid article. "How I sold my baby to a Rabbi", would do just as well. So I apologize for the mislead. Hopefully the essay is better than the title.
Secondly, I want to establish my opinion on religion. I greatly disagree with those saying it is a bad thing. Self destructive, yes. Lead to death? Many times. But religion is belief, and belief gives hope, and hope? Motivation to make progress. I think that hope is beneficial to us all, and I find anyone who says otherwise not only has a lack of hope, but an abundance of cynicism. Hope keeps us going into the face of danger, it makes us brave, it upholds morals, and keeps us honorable. Without hope, we are reckless cowards and narcissists.
Our beliefs are funny though. We recognize them, rely on them. Occurrences to us that are improbable, we recognize as a hand played by our gods. Just random occurrences. We are blessed when a car misses us, when we nearly get shot, we are blessed and thank the powers that be. We are thankful for them giving us what we have and we will stay strong for them. We abide for them.
But why am I an omnist? Why do I not believe in one singular God or pantheon? Well, I believe that faith is what matters. What we have faith in plays a hand in our life. An atheist never has a divine occurrence, because they do not choose to perceive something as such. There's nothing wrong with that, as long as you love your life nonetheless. The religious man chooses to see these random occurrences as divine, and when it comes to faith, you see when you choose to believe, as it only happens when you're willing to do both. Is it delusional? Maybe. But that puts a negative twist on it. Have faith in life, have faith in everything, good, bad, and prepare for it, but Gods, please savor it.
I have faith in what people believe in. I have faith in everything that may or may not be, and all that is. And I have faith in you all. Thanks for reading.