Feb 22, 2014
No, I don't believe. It could be said that I don't believe in any god, goddess, angel, saint, or other deity or near-deity. I began with belief, but it grew beyond that into something much more.
And that's the point and the beginning of the reason for its importance. Many young children believe in such characters as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny too, but we're talking about belief and more in something and someone substantially different.
And what makes the difference is how we can go beyond mere belief in our deities. It can also mean spiritual safety when we have to deal with those who would manipulate or control us.