What I have seen and what I have experienced is otherworldly. I am in a new place as it seems. Sad is it may seem I still fight for my beliefs, not that they be heard, but be respected just as I respect any person who does no harm.
There is new life, there is more pupose than I could have possibly thought. Surely I am here for some purpose. I won't ask, I won't question whatever is The Lord's will. I'm going to paste a favorite piece from Ecclesiastes (or The Preacher) Chapter 11, Verses 9 - 10;
9. "Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment."
10. "Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity."
One of my favorite bits out of the book. This of course has nothing to do with the next few paragraphs to come.
It seems that the book (the Holy Bible), as well as the whole book in its entirety is a great work of man. What I find very interesting is that we can find very many different meanings on just on subject. People will interpret the piece literally, figuratively or metaphorically. However it's not about what someone chooses to find in the book. It's actually about finding the truth in the book, hence bible scholars and theologians come in.
Now that we (the ones who study the text) are going back and studying the ancient "old testament" Hebrew scrolls, we are finding that a single word in Hebrew unlike it's English counterpart can mean almost 15 different things in English. Leaving almost no truth in, say an Authorized King James bible.
A well know English translation used for 4 centuries (also tends to be my favorite due to it's English historicity).
The Bible even interpreted properly can still be slightly incorrect. Although we can and do get a good meaning from translated English scripture it could be even more of a great book translated correctly. This applies also to recent English translations as well, which are really more of a modern English translation from the Middle English translation (KJV).
Just working on my bible studies. :)