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          Hey there!
  Well I guess I'll try and get things started here entry wise. Right now I'm doing research on different religions and beliefs, keeping an open mind about it all. Think when I started out I was searching for something I could personally identify with and I haven't truly found that yet. I may not be the only one with that problem, part of why I started this community.

     Feel free to post anything you find interesting related to religion, beliefs, and things like that. Images are okay to post related to the topic, songs are okay, poems, etc. 

         Myself, I'm currently reading the Bible off and on when I can. It's hard for me to look at something like the Bible and say I do or don't disagree with it when I haven't actually taken the time to read it and try and understand it better. I do believe there is a God, not sure what else to call it, maybe a Higher Being, that watches over all of us. I pray but like some I wonder at times if my prayers are even heard.

          I'm also reading Volume two of Thomas Merton's Journals. If you don't know who Thomas Merton is, check out these links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Merton


http://www.monks.org/thomasmerton.html


http://www.merton.org/


           A couple of years ago, I had no idea who Thomas Merton even was. I was in my garage going through things since I was going to be moving soon. We'd been keeping some things for my Uncle who was in Vermont at the time. I came across these journals that were written by Thomas Merton. Me being curious I opened one up and skimmed through it. Something about it just really interested me so I set it aside to read later. I also came across the writings of  Henri J.M. Nouwen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Nouwen


http://www.henrinouwen.org/

          If we hadn't of moved I never would have learned who they were. 

          
         I'm sure there are more writers out there I've yet to discover, spiritual writers, more books I'll eventually stumble across.

      That's it for now, hopefully more entries will be up sometime soon.

~Silenced

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