I’m not religious, nevertheless I accept that I can’t begin to understand the universe and massive questions like; is there, or isn’t there a God? We have come to laugh at past scientific revelations. The Earth was once definitely flat, and a whole number of proven remedies and medical techniques, if practised today, would also certainly find a doctor on charges for misconduct, man slaughter and in some more extreme cases, murder. There have been thousands of ideas, all of which at the time were considered solid, but now are miss proven, we laugh at such silly theories! I mean to think that the Moon was made of Cheese!? It bugs me that some current theories are considered as near absolutes, completely ignoring what history has taught us; that our minds will expand to think otherwise.
I find anyone that thinks there is a God to be just as silly as someone who says that there isn’t. In my education and general street life upbringing, dealing in absolutes has always been heavily considered naive. It’s unsettling that such an obvious thought process should be overlooked by many intelligent individuals. It appears that they are almost embarrassed to accept that they just don’t know. However, don’t get me wrong, scientists think very differently than most us.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Their world is built up from having enough evidence to prove that something exists, if there is no evidence to prove otherwise. Science certainly explains the way things have come to be, nevertheless it’s still a tool built by a being with five senses; where’s the why? Why, is important to me, as I see it as the most grounding question, there is no proof from any theological, philosophical or scientific reason why everything exists. The answers could be too large for us to comprehend and for that reason, I have no opinion on the absolute argument.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Edgar Allan Poe
I have found many people in my life to be devout Atheists. Many of them are my closest friends, and nearly all of them are Atheists for the exact same reason. They lost a loved one from a young age. “If the world we live in was governed by a supreme being, why would he take my parents away from me?” Why would a God put all of us through that kind of pain of loosing someone? Ask any Christian and they will all tell you the same thing, God has a plan for you, just as he did for your parents. The loss cuts extremely deep in a lot of people, and it would take blind faith to not be angry at a God for taking away someone that you love so dear. So why does he/she/it do it? This is perhaps one of the best arguments to suggest that god doesn’t exist. But then, we don’t know yet why it is that all living things die, or why we have such strong bonds to the ones that we are closest too. Anger creates extremely stubborn opinions, you can almost always tell when discussing God with an Atheist if they have lost someone, as they are extremely passionate about why they hate Religion.
Accept loss forever.
Another reason why Religion is considered terrible is the starting wars argument. “Religion is the major cause for wars throughout human history!” Propaganda was born with the very first fight, just as war came from the depths of human anger so did the art of pulling the wool over your peoples eyes. Religion is very often a key element when it comes to propaganda and the agendas of the ruling power. If you take a moment now to think about all the wars you can from human history, you’ll notice that at the heart of them there is always one of the two agendas for the reason the war started in the first place. Territory and resources are often hidden in the guise of religious nonsense, to fool a people in to a war, for starters it makes their crusade just! Science hasn’t started any wars, but it was certainly wielded to end one! Ladies and gentleman The Atomic Bomb. If I was the God of mankind, I’d properly ignore us to, maybe throw in the odd earthquake here and there to keep myself amused. We don’t deserve to know “the why answers”.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
You can’t be anything other than agnostic anyway despite what Richard Dawkins says. Anything else is either blind faith or blind opinion. Oli Lynch