Who are you, beneath the surface, when no one's looking?
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I’m not one to dwell on religion, really.
The thing is, I used to be slightly devoted to it. I say slightly because, really, I had an incentive to actually go to church. While the homily is occasionally fun too listen to, I wasn’t to keen on focusing on it, making it my way of life.
There are several points in which I disagree with this famous concept.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve no intentions of worshiping satan or anything like that. No, it’s actually more like—I’m not worshiping anyone.
I’ve my own morals, and admittedly, they were formed with religion as their basis. Some of their rules, I really liked, you know? Love thy neighbors and stuff.
But… of course, I don’t fully agree to and believe in everything that’s said and written in the scriptures. I don’t like the idea of fate being so far out of my reach. Do I have to rely on an invisible force just to get through the day?
I’ve prayed, you know. Lots of times, when I was little.
I went to church, even joined a religious youth group, but none of them were from the heart.
Will you judge me for thinking this way?
I truly believe that it’s wrong to kill, steal or whatever crimes there are in this world, but I think humans rely to much on religion, that they forget to do anything themselves.
They leave everything in fate’s hands.
While it’s okay to have a little faith, I think it’s questionable that you’d dedicate your lifetime for that belief. It really isn’t wrong to believe in something, but act while doing so.
I’ve seen too many “devoted” followers turn into ruthless criminals before my very eyes.
In my opinion, religion does not make you a good or a bad person.
It’s your own morals, your brain, your logic.
You decide for yourself if you’re going to be stupid or smart.
None of us are chosen, because everyone is equal. There should be no chosen one, at all. It gives us the mentality of self-destruction, thinking that we aren’t any special because we weren’t chosen.
Hey—I’m not saying that religion isn’t important. I think it’s cool that you have something to hold on to when worse comes to worst. Everybody needs that, right? I won’t hold you in contempt because of that.
So, the church should try to respect the opinions of others, as well. They’ve gone and thought of themselves as part of a political society, but in reality, they’re forcing their beliefs on people. And force won’t work.
It’s true that the government might agree, heck, might even pass a law in their favor, but that doesn’t mean everybody will believe them.
You can’t gain people’s trust by force.
You gain them by sheer example. With conviction. With evidence to back up your statement.
A solid truth, because the way the world is turning into right now, we can’t afford abstract information at all.
We need something concrete, like the study of medicine, of space, economics, and several other things. That’s how we make the world a better place, by nurturing our species.
I hope no one is offended by this.
Then again, it won’t really bother me. I’m free to say what I want.