A Belief System is not so much about the beliefs, but the System. When you enter into a Belief System, you enter a Covenant with all of the others who have adopted and devoted themselves to the same Belief System. It is, therefore, imperative that you observe how the people who adopted this Belief System comported themselves in actuality, not what they claimed to believe in, because your Soul is now intimately tied with all of them.
Don’t let the beauty of the claims of the beliefs influence your decision whether or not to join – ask yourself if you are honored and dignified by the Society.
Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel