i'm checking in to hubzilla only rarely these days, inactive for every practical purpose. when i did just now i came across this post from mike, which really surprised me. not in a bad or incredulous way, but because i wholeheartedly agree with pretty much everything he so carefully formulated.
my beliefs are very similar, even though i tend to stick to one particular belief system, simply because that makes it easier. not having to build the whole castle of ideas myself but take one that comes close to my 'gut feeling' and use it as a working hypothesis.
at the same time i know that i know nothing. as mike wrote, it's beyond my mental / intellectual capacity to really understand. still it's there, and calling it by a name makes it easier. without ever excluding others who use different names or models for their beliefs.
what i do exclude are people who use these belief systems / religions for their personal or political ends -- which is almost everyone i'm afraid -- at least from those who make a lot of noise.
mike's post is a week old with not one comment (that i can see). i can't comment myself either, therefore this re-share. i don't expect to come back here soon or frequently. if anybody wants to discuss this further, please include me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org