Friday, April 17, 2009

Sunday Stills - Religion

So I had no clue what to post for this, as I am not a particularly religious person. I did a my town shoot out a few weeks ago on churches, but somehow that just seems like cheating... I could put up images that aren't my own and claim a membership to the Church of Buffett Orthodox, but again, that's a bit like cheating. I could revel in tales of the followers of Bacchus, but I think the statute of limitations has yet to run out.


As I said, I am not particularly religious. I have found that many evils in this world are veiled behind the label of religion, and I think that is wrong, but as such it has turned me off of organized belief systems. I have studied many world religions, monotheistic as well as polytheistic and pantheistic. I have read the major religious texts, and they have many commonalities. I have toyed with labeling myself as Unitarian, Buddhist and secular humanist, but ultimately decided to just take it one day at a time. I do believe in a power greater than that of human kind, and whether that is one single being or many is not for me to decide, nor what form that takes. I also am very spiritual an live my life with a code of ethics and morality to harm no others.


So, what image would I choose to represent my spirituality? The very same one that graces my header, in it's original size. I love this image. It represents everything amazing about the world, and it centers me like no other.
Happy Sunday all!

22 comments:

Ed said...

Love the pic!!!! I'm not religious either but I do like the architecture and history behind the various churches..:-)

WhimsybyMari said...

I love the shot and yes we can see the splendor and glory of God's architecture in everything

Regular Guy said...

Very tranquil shot, very good too. Nice job

Shirley said...

I really like the yellow tones in your photo; so often sunsets have orange or red.

Andrea said...

Wonderful pic...simply beautiful! :)

Sherri said...

Perfect submission.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I always feel closest to God in the mountains...or by the sea. Places that make me feel small and insignificant.

But I do love seeing the architecture of beautiful, old historic churches....

Lisa
New Mexico

Patty said...

I agree with your post! I like religion for the beauty of the churches.

Flo said...

Well I too am a Buffett Orthodox :) Love the shot.

Mine is up over at the photo blog.

Jen Mo said...

That is the best religion I ever saw!!!! I love it! Great job!

MariesImages said...

OMG, this is such a stunning shot! Another one of my favorite images of yours & of this challenge. I LOVE IT!
Ü
Marie

prairierunner said...

It's my idea of "being still and knowing" there is nothing like a sunrise or sunset!

Stacey's Treasures said...

I like this. The picture, the ideas, everything.

Carroll Baker said...

Excellent shot and outlook on life!
Great work!

Holly said...

gorgeous!

Pete said...

Great tones and an amazing sense of space and spirit.
Well worded too.

VioletSky said...

That is a very serene shot.
And such warm colours.

The Wife said...

Gorgeous pic!!

Patches said...

Very nicely done!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very peaceful photo..my belief in God gives me that peace everyday! :)

CTG Ponies said...

Gorgeous pic and very creative!

Annette said...

Well spoken. I enjoyed your post and the picture.