If it works for you great, but it doesn't jive for everyone.
Threads like this never end well, not a knock on the OP.
Team "Agnostic" has spoken.
Everyone is entitled to practice whatever they want, even Pastafarianism.
For me, surfing and yoga hit the spot. :D
Im not getting into the debate, Im not religious, but Im reading a book called, Walking On Water - The Spirituality of the World's Top Surfers by Jeremy V. Jones, in which he interviews CJ and Damien Hobgood, Tom Curren, and Al Merrick. It's pretty good.
Lord God Jesus Christ
& if he "annointed" my face as you say, that would be the epitome of irony.
my position is summarized thusly: religion is illogical & makes no sense. it has had a generally detrimental effect on the world as a whole (NOT talking individuals) & the world would prob. be better off w/out it.
Christian Surfers are by far the best guys to surf with. Always generous with sharing waves and just generally stoked on getting out in God's creation.
I'd like to hear njsurfer42's reasoning for why religion and surfing do not mix. By the way njsurfer42, most Christians would not consider themselves religious and most would probly speak out against religion. Christians would consider themselves to be spiritual. It's obvious that you've denied something that you know nothing about. I'll take that back if you can explain the Gospel to me.