Quite frankly there are too many rules to follow and I don't need yet another reason to feel guilty. Granted there are those who need guidance, but I feel there are others who need to trust themselves more. For me, following a religion would be too restrictive for my outlook on life. Sure, it might have saved me from some of the pitfalls I've stumbled in, but then I would not be any wiser from the mistakes I've made. Also, if I make a judgement about something I would like to think it is because I've looked at it ob
jectively. Whilst I know this isn't always possible and I sometimes refer to my gut instinct to make judgements, I feel that this suits me better than teachings and writings that have not only been lost in translation over many years, but also, I feel do not contain absolute proof of why they exist.