Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Is it not depressing to realize

That many, if not all of the people surrounding you are not religious in any way?
In fact, they refuse anything even remotely spiritual?
And if they -are- spiritual or religious, they're bigoted bible-thumpers who are ready to pounce on any "filthy" subject with a washcloth and a can of bible-bleach?

It's not uncommon to see children as young as 10 lose all faith in religion. From Catholic school kids to bastardized children in the ghetto, God (or any spiritual being, supreme or otherwise) is a fleetingly idiotic idea, so it seems.

Some claim the depleting faith lies with scientific discoveries. I could argue that some of the discoveries actually strengthen certain aspects of the bible.
Others leave the blame to the bible-thumping evangelists. You know, the ones who believe everything written is absolutely 100% true and good? The ones who lovingly overlook slavery, adulterism, animal sacrifices and anything else that may make their Good Book seem not so good? The ones who overlook the fact that, when translated from Arabic, "Days" really means "Eras"?

Just a thought....
Just a slightly saddening thought...
Leave me your theories.


Madeleine Faye said...

I wouldn't say I refuse anything spiritual. I think faith, when used right, is a wonderful thing. I just happened to be anti-organized religion, that is, when church uses their beliefs and imposes them on people who have not asked for them. I do think that religion blinds people, but I've never refused someone just for being religious. I have, however, refused someone for being so manic about their beliefs that they were close-minded. It's a narrow line, but I try to be tolerant. I'm sorry if you feel unhappy when I go on my fantastic atheist rants of rage - but you haven't heard the worst of it. I really do try to keep the insults about God at bay. I'll try to refrain in the future - but if I don't, know that I'm not rejecting you for believing in God, I'm rejecting the idea of God. Faith and Religion are two separate things, as far as I'm concerned. It's not like I didn't give it a chance. I went to catholic school for five years, and I fervently believed in Jesus for the longest time. But as I got older, it felt like a lie. Not believing in God is just one of those things that I know to be true for myself. I can't speak for how other people discover atheism - whether it be by science or by instinct. All I know is that it would be a lie to my self by believing in a higher power when I feel in the heart of my hearts that such a thing is not true.

Tsuki said...

Maddie, I wasn't talking about you when I posted that. I know -your- reasons. I was talking about some people I found myself with in Kaufman.
And I understand where you come from. And just as you said, your -knowing- he is not there, is the same as my -knowing- he is.
We'll all find out when we die, ne? XD

Madeleine Faye said...

I suppose. I just think I'll decompose or whatever...not really looking forward to hell if that's what God means.