Christy Caputo

Lake Placid, FL, United States

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Christy Caputo
Posted over 3 years ago
If you did not have religion or never exposed to religion; how easy would it be for you to believe in a heaven and hell?
I do believe the Bible is a form of control but I want to make clear not in a harmful way but perhaps in a way that someone at some point thought would be the most "good" way for us to live. Really...are the Ten Commandments that bad to follow? If we think of it in a moral way, no I think the Ten Commandments are very moral and the way my morals tell me is a good way to live. Are the Ten Commandments easy to follow? I will say NO WAY! Unless you are on an island with no other human then yes, you have a chance. But the rest of us are no better than a snowball in hell. Not gonna happen. At some point in our lives whether intentional or not, we have broken one or more of the commandments.
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Christy Caputo
Posted over 3 years ago
What are we supposed to eat?
Its actually simple...if you want it eat it. I believe it was Julia Child that said... "everything in moderation, including moderation"! Listen to your body and if your body doesn't like what you eat then don't eat it. If your body doesn't argue then eat away! Now saying that, if you are diabetic or have high cholesterol or heart disease...eat what you should for your health. But if you are a healthy person, moderate exercise and see your doctor on a regular basis...I say go for it! Eat whatever you crave! Enjoy!
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Christy Caputo
Posted over 3 years ago
What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
I would not have married my first husband. At that time our oldest child was 9 months and we were expected to get married. But in my heart I knew it was not meant to last. I even remember rolling my eyes when the preacher said "to honor and obey" I was disgusted by that thought. So if I would not have been judged I would have stayed unwed with my son.
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Christy Caputo
Posted over 3 years ago
If you did not have religion or never exposed to religion; how easy would it be for you to believe in a heaven and hell?
"Not only do we each have various ideas, but our concepts can even change several times over the course of our lives." BINGO! This is where I am now. Once I started to read about and learn more on other religions this is where my questioning started. Not that I have lost faith in the religion I was brought up in, but more I have opened my eyes to the possibility that there is never going to be a one way religion that is all knowing and the only way to whatever version of heaven one believes. I remember the very thing that changed my thoughts... I was raised to believe that the Catholic religion is wrong; praying to priest to talk to God and praying a rosary, using statues, Saints...etc., then the thought crossed my mind...how could the God I believe in send a grandmother that is a dedicated Catholic her entire life, never harmed a soul or said a foul word to anyone to hell just because she is a Catholic? This is the moment I said SOMETHING ISNT RIGHT with that thought. With or without a documented religion I personally believe that there may not be the heaven and hell I was taught about. So its not so much I am living to die just to get my "mansion of gold". I am living to take care of my family, be a kind person, do kind things, take care of the less fortunate, and not allow anyone to take advantage of those that I love. I have never stolen, harmed another, or done anything I was not willing to do at that time so I cannot have regrets on past choices. I question because I am human; have a willful way about me and never want someone to tell me this is the only way you can believe or you are doomed to some version of hell. To me, some religions are nothing more than a control device to keep those that free think in a tiny bubble and limit them to only certain thoughts which is nothing more than communisim religion in my way of thinking.
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Christy Caputo
Posted over 3 years ago
If you did not have religion or never exposed to religion; how easy would it be for you to believe in a heaven and hell?
Thank you for your reply! I find your writing very interesting. The way you express your thoughts is just lovely! Hell to me is something some people live on a daily basis...child abuse, rape, torture, false imprisonment, adult abuse, etc. So for me it is hard to believe that someone that was abuse to a point they cannot fathom a heaven or hell can not be held to the same rules of religion as someone that had a life free of abuse. I am happy that I stopped my very narrow view on religion and opened my eyes to other religions and learned more that I had every thought I would. Thank you again for your reply!
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Christy Caputo
Posted over 3 years ago
If you did not have religion or never exposed to religion; how easy would it be for you to believe in a heaven and hell?
Thank you for your reply. I believe in Karma, which in another form is "what comes around, goes around", "reap what you sow"...etc. I too believe there is life after death but leaning more to the Egyptian belief of a version of reincarnation versus eternal spiritualistic life in a heaven or hell scenario. I personally do not believe I am a bad person...I swear now and again, I drink wine on occasion, I tell my son that Santa Claus brings him presents (which is a non-truth)...so in the religion I was raised to believe as the truth I would be doomed to hell. It is all so confusing at times. I struggle in my way of thinking since it really isn't as simple as some would have us believe.
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Christy Caputo
Posted over 3 years ago
What is something you've learned that dramatically changed your life?
I have learned patience in regard to important decision making. I have learned when there is heart break; yes it will hurt, but no it will not kill me. I have learned when I need to keep my mouth shut when I know what I could say would ruin a friendship or relationship. I have learned that little things don't really matter if the big things are being taken care of.