I dont have a favorite, what fascinates me is how it all comes together~
I have recently found myself relentlessly researching, searching, comparing, drawing, and trying to understand all that is, and Im still not sure where this relentless drive in me came from. All I know is I love what I have found this far into my journey :)
All that has been forbidden from my Catholic youth LOL
I believe that only when one looks at any contradictions between religious beliefs with the "mind's eye" can they really see things as one should...and it's amazing then how clear the truth becomes. Religions (and their practitioners) are FULL of defensive posturing, always at the ready to demean others by far too often sighting references to passages from their holy books and twisting them as deemed necessary to fit the application. Sadly, when that happens what most always gets left in the dust are the very foundations of the messages brought by those whom shared them...with those being, love, forgiveness, servant-hood to others, etc. Those foundations would also be (and should be) the commonalities between the different religions but over the centuries have been put on the shelf to be replaced by oppressive dogma and doctrine...and there would be where ulterior motives can always be found. I know only a bit about Kabbalistic practices and Judaic mysticism...though it's something I probably should endeavor to learn more about (since I hear it being spoke of more frequently as of late). Thanks again for your insights SDA...it's always welcomed and appreciated.
You're very welcome SDA, and thank you for befriending! Upon my discovery of the Nag Hammadi library of books (online), I'd devoted a great deal of time to reading what are known as "the lost books" and found them incredibly fascinating. In addition, it quickly became even MORE obvious to me that the Bible as it's known today is indeed NOT a complete collection (as Orthodox Christianity has for so long trumpeted) but rather represents a very small fraction of what had been written concerning Christ and what he'd actually taught...and THAT small fraction was selected and assembled under the auspice of a committee (the Nicene Counsel) comprised of a Roman Emperor's loyal subjects (so there was "motive" behind each book selected to be part of the "official" cannon). Reading in "the lost books" taught me a great deal about Gnosticism, the Essene culture (a Jewish sect which Yeshua and his family were members of) and opened my eyes to the reality of the demographic of the time. Blessings to you as well, and may your day be filled with abundant peace!