Do good, be good, pay attention, be happy. -Kenneth Udut

I’ll provide an example of “apparent change of view” that’s really a series of substitutions using myself, rather than the “strict Roman Catholic substitutes strict Atheism but really not fundamentally changing”. [or more commonly, Southern Baptist changes to New Atheist – I see that more commonly]

I was raised Methodist. An easy, be good, do good, pay attention, be happy way of looking at things. My grandmother was into new age-y stuff. Influenced me. An easy do good/be good stuff.

I was in boy scouts. Do good, be good, pay attention, be happy.

Went religion hopping. Baha’i. Do good, be good. Unitarian Universalist. Do good, be good. Quaker. Same. Vipasanna Meditation. Same with some exercises to do. Eastern Orthodox. Same, with more stuff to do, deeper in the exercises and mental thought / experience stuff. Intertwined with some of my theoretical physics way of thinking. But even with all of that, “do good, be good, pay attention” was main focus. Same idea.

Osho. Do good, be good, pay attention, be happy.

Agnostic since, i dunno, 12-15 years now? My attitude:

Be good, do good, pay attention, be happy.

For all the metaphorical robes and hats I put on, for all the research and study that I did, my beliefs never changed any.

What’s important is Be good, do good, pay attention, be happy.

I kept substituting one for another. I never changed.

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