First, read this for a lol. The current Prime Minister of Canada stated in an interview that “marijuana is infinitely worse than tobacco”. Ha.
Then I went and did some searching of my own. I found a lot of websites obviously that described the negative effects of tobacco, the positive effects of marijuana, and of course the controversial negative effects of marijuana. I don’t believe marijuana is harmless. I don’t think anyone other the age of say 16 should be allowed access to it – like driving a car for example! And on that topic, I don’t think anyone should be allowed to drive super stoned because they’re not fully aware and may be more likely to make mistakes. Just like alcohol is legal but not legal to drive with. UNLESS OF COURSE the person has some kind of prescription and they are driving safely under the instructions of that prescription. I know people who use medicinal marijuana regularly and safely and can drive because they moderate it and aren’t STONED like they would be if they just hit a huge bongtoke or something. Go ahead and find those links for yourself because there are lots and they are not hard to find.
THIS ONE was hard to find and took me a while to come across it. I’m very glad I did. It makes some excellent points about life in Western society.
The truth is confirmable. It’s learnable from everyday life, and being present.
You do not need a religion or a teacher or a book or anything except to be honest with yourself about life in order to find it. If you are dishonest with yourself and delude yourself, you will become delusional due to your own choices and beliefs. I’ve been there and luckily I escape my own elaborately built mental prison. I believed I was alone, and everything in my life was a giant delusion that I invented and can’t stop because it is neverrending and that it was my ultimate mistake. This is scary and IMPOSSIBLE TO DISPROVE. You just have to believe that the life you are experiencing is real and matters. Otherwise life goes to shit.
Eventually you will have to start reacting to the truth, or you’ll be going in circles getting nowhere. This is true in every sense, for everything you do in your life is either going to work for you and work for others, or not work for you or for others, or something neutral or in between. If it works for you and others, you done good. But never expect it to be simple, or the same every time, or for there to be only one right answer because the only rule of Life is…. EVERYTHING CHANGES. :) And you, and I, and every other life form are a part of that Everything.
No religion or judgment of others is nevessary or prudent ever. Seek to understand and be mindful. Set a goal of what you want to be and stay true to that as much as you can, not tomorrow or only sometimes but in every moment.
I did a Google search on “do all religions see the same truth” and found a few awesome links. Here’s one: http://leewoof.org/2012/11/05/if-theres-one-god-why-all-the-different-religions/
“We could argue until the cows come home about which religion is the best or truest, and it would be a monumental waste of breath. God is not concerned about which religion is better than other religions. God is concerned with how well each religion brings its people closer to God, and how well each religion moves its believers to love and serve their fellow human beings.”
“All who do these things, no matter what their religion, are part of the spiritual community that is God’s universal church on earth, and will be part of God’s heaven when they pass into the spiritual world.”
Soooo gooood. <3