I decided to take out the old 70-300mm Sigma lens that doesn’t get to see much play and take a few still life snaps of various objects around the flat. I then noticed there was a topic running through the objects I was choosing to photograph. They were mostly objects symbolizing various religions or beliefs. Religion is a hot topic and most people are still too egotistical and competitive to have a non threatening discussion about it, without it being reduced to an argument of who is right and who is wrong.
Religion is not about whose belief is more correct than others, it is supposed to be journey to find truth and God. It is supposed to make you want to be a better person, but instead the focus has shifted to one of conversion, competition and self-righteousness. The truth is we do not know what God is. We are all searching for answers and it is OK not to know. It shouldnt fear us, but intrigue us. Whatever your religion or belief is, I hope it is making you want to be a better person.
“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality.”
~ Gary Zukav ~