|My Disbelief (standard:non fiction, 1712 words)|
|Author: TJC||Added: Apr 11 2014||Views/Reads: 1950/1057||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Ths is not an attack on belief, but my personal defense for non belief.|
Been a long while since I posted in here.....but here I am. This isn't fiction as I usually write, this is a statement of defense of my lack of belief. *** Today I'm going to write about my view on religion and the invisible friend in the sky; God. Or I should say, more accurately, my dislike of the former and my disbelief in the latter. So if you're offended by such thoughts, please stop reading. Nobody is forcing you. I certainly don't force my way of thinking on others. I will say, though, that this is NOT at attack on religion but a defense of disbelief. Religions are a man-made institution and I firmly believe they separate more people than they bring together. I mean ALL of them. I'm not taking a pot-shot at any particular faith. As Steven Weinberg put it: “With or without religion we would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things- but for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” I agree wholeheartedly. Even if I believed in God, I would never give myself to a manmade church or congregation. I'd believe in him in my own way. Do religions do some good work? Yes. Do they comfort people in their beliefs? Yes. But overall, as previously stated, they do more harm to humanity than good. So that's religion. Needless to say, without the star of the show there'd be no need for religion. Yes, God is the star and without him we'd have no need to congregate and such. There'd be no need to have leaders of the church padding their pockets on the dreams of their followers. Needless to say, I go along with Voltaire's feeling that “The greatest threat to religion and faith is reason and common sense.” I don't believe for a second in the imaginary friend called God. Mankind has needed their eye in the sky because they had no answers for things and felt so alone in the universe. Well science is answering many of the questions but people cannot let go their security blanket and the leaders of the churches and nations play into it because it helps them maintain a firm hold on power and profit. It's really that simple. So I guess you'd call me an Atheist, but you know what? I don't like the term because there shouldn't be any term for not believing in God. When we stop believing in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny there isn't a special term we get labeled with- except “Adult.” In the past few years I've come out more and more with my Nonbelief. On Facebook/Social Media one is bombarded with all sorts of religious nonsense (which is their right and I never, ever, make disparaging comments on their posts) but why shouldn't I be able to put my views on the social media? So I have started to do just that. I try and choose quotes and/or humorous cartoon things that promote reason and logic rather than attack religion and believers. I post one here and there every few days, it's not like my Nonbelief dominates my life- actually I barely think of it. But many believers (I say many, not all) have a distorted view of Atheism. Here are some of the more common ones..... ATHEISTS HAVE NO MORAL COMPASS All I can say to that is that it's complete nonsense. Some nonbelievers commit crimes and are immoral, as do some believers. Remember the Steven Weinberg quote above? The vast majority of nonbelievers are law abiding citizens that work, have families, and are just trying to live their life to the best of their ability and try to do the right thing by and for people. The same goes for the vast majority of believers. But make no mistake, one doesn't need a friend in the sky or a book written by man in the guise of God to know right from wrong. ATHEISTS ARE SATANISTS This one really makes us laugh. Literally laugh out loud. No we are not Satanists for the simple fact that we Click here to read the rest of this story (106 more lines)
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