I found this quote in a post by Fortafy on Facebook:
“Humanity should be our race; Love should be our religion.”
It was the caption below a photo of two children of different races and religions. The simplicity of the thought struck me. This was a faith I could embrace. The past year has seen my faith in the religion I was raised dwindle to the point of fearing that there is no god. I say fearing because the god I believed in was compassionate, loving, just and caring. I saw him as the good father I never had. Losing my faith has meant losing my loving father figure. Losing someone who loved me and who could help me. I haven’t made any final decisions yet. Who am I to decide whether there is a god or not? But if there is, I believe he is capable of accepting my doubt without punishment. But, all this has left a void in my soul. What did I believe? What would give my life meaning? How should I live out my remaining days? And so, this quote spoke to me. It says simply to love. And to love each human. I don’t have the audacity to think that I can do this perfectly; but, it could be my aim, my goal. Its a sort of religion, but one without infidels or a hell for unbelievers. At any rate, it is a path. A path I can follow as I venture into this new year.