Wandering Wonders

Depending on the religion
faith is belief in a single god 
or multiple gods 
or in the doctrines 
or teachings of the religion. 
Informal usage of faith 
can be quite broad, 
including trust 
or belief without proof, 
and "faith" is often used 
as a substitute 
for "hope", "trust" or "belief".

Does anyone ever wonder why, why are converts, or in other words, one whom is newly embracing a different religion, so significantly pious compared to the ones who are born from the religion?

A simple seed of a question which germinated in my mind just now. Letting it simmer in logic and reason, with a little dash of faith and belief, I came to a conclusion with a theory of mine. Maybe, these converts are far more pious and righteous compared to the original believers because they are genuinely enlightened by the true word God. In contrary to the latter, people who are born into their religions are considerably less pious. Before anyone is sparked by my remarks, either in a positive way or not, hold your horses and hear me out. Why have I suggested this idea? Well, to me, the majority of converts choose their new religion because the claim to have found enlightenment or a better cause to their life. a sense of belonging and something to finally believe in is also part of the reason. But still, why are they more pious? If I were to find my path to enlightenment, surely I'd be more pious and my beliefs would be so much stronger. I am not saying that I don't believe in my God and religion but I'm just curious of why, why I am less pious compared to converts. Being born into a particular religion does not mean that you are happy with it. Some may stay and continue practicing but some might leave and find peace and serenity elsewhere. The majority who are born in their religion only practice it because it is the way their culture has been living out their lives for some time now. Trying to believe in something with an empty heart and being bombarded with ideas and doctrines from other causes is not easy. Further more, lambasted by scientific and technological advances that further provoke logic and reason. Nevertheless, there are still some who are born in the religion and still pious and converts who are less. No matter how it goes, it is still in the individual hands. or more likely, their hearts and minds.

"At least believe in something rather than nothing.
At least come towards the light rather than sit in darkness."


Ecstasy Au Natural

"I'm John."
"I'm Jane."
"Um...nice to meet you."
"Um...see you later?"

We all have experienced this conversation. especially when that one time, one may lay ones eyes on someone from the opposite gender, whom might just spark something in ones little heart. Racing and pacing itself, ones heart suddenly has a mind of its own. Oblivious to the logic coming from the original state of mind that one has programmed in ones brain. Then abruptly, hormones and adrenaline start pumping and coursing through ones veins, enhancing ones sense, specifically the reproductive system. Then a conflict of interest arises, whether to love or to lust on the sight of serenity that had just been imprinted in all corners of the brain, with influence of the heart, and with aid of ones photographic memory. The basic process of a relationship start just as the conversation above progresses. From unknowns, one may discover paths and solutions that bring either happiness and joy or sadness and despair. Liking, admiring, crushing, adoring, befriending, loving, these are all labels one may put on a certain relation that sometimes one may not even know the specific status or state the relationship is in. Counting down the seconds, minutes, hours, days and so forth, one further may fog ones mind with emotions and expressions mainly coming from the heart, putting aside logic and reason. Forgetting how to think and sharpening ones love for love, in a way polluting ones own body with unnecessary drugs of ecstasy. When will one ever notice? When will one ever realize? Not to leave out an essential part that can be the glue or the very thing that breaks the relationship apart, hope. Hope can make one stronger and the other way around. An unnoticed vice that many encounter and perform without realizing that one has delved in too far. Too far to climb back to that very edge of the cliff that one has jumped from. But oh well, we are all human after all, why bother discussing all this when one can just break all the rules and still flourish in this hidden deadly sin. So I say, good luck, good luck to all who venture in this path, whether to love or to lust, that is your choice.

"...marijuana? It is not a drug, it is a herb. And like many herbs, it is good for you."