Why do people pretend that religious violence isn’t happening? Why isn’t anything decisive done? The world needs to take a hard look at the Holy Books used by religion and take note of the violence within. I know a lot of you don’t believe strongly enough to read on… Continue reading
Do Police Still Serve and Protect? I really think they don’t. Police used to greet people and be easy to talk to. Now they treat everyone like an adversary. Police officers used to be part of the community and that is how they learned what was going on. I think police officers should live in the same area they police. Continue reading
I have many friends and relatives who regularly go to church. I am amazed at how quickly church wears off of nearly all of them. In church they are on their best behavior then once away from church all their foulness seems to come flooding out. I know some who say things that would get you kicked out of a truck-stop and do things that have to be hidden from the law. Continue reading
A Religious person said to me…What about the Inquisition when we were speaking about world violence in the world.
History is a study of humanities capabilities and potential and often shines a bit of light into the shadows of the future. In that dim light some thing you can see others are less clear and others a mystery even with the light we have.
But it is not about history. It is about now. It is about mutual respect which will NEVER happen with multiple religions.. Religion…all religion…is actually the main problem. The poor deluded fools doomed to an eternal conflict by non-existent Gods! The Bible, The Quaran, the Torah none are divine…would a God worth believing in not be moved to action at the plight of innocents. No reason would justify a Gods’ inaction in the face of the suffering I have personally been witness to. People have suffered from all religions.
Religion is not the only road to morality. Right and wrong is inside every normal person. Generally an a non-religious person will not feel superior to other people.The non-religious person generally feels everyone begins on the same level although there is admittedly some incredulity and pity at the deluded and what they will do in the name of their delusion.
If you have a God prove it. I am of an open mind, in the face of such proofs I would believe. Proofs must be scientifically verifiable and repeatable.
I expect the next topic to come up would, undoubtedly be faith. If you truly believe that there is a God then where is faith? I suppose you could have faith that this mythic God will protect us yet terrible things continue to happen in the world.
So the what are the proofs of God or Gods seen by me up to now? I have seen none. The closest I get is the search for The Grand Unification Theory.
What are the proofs against the existence of Gods? Let us start with pain and suffering. We can continue with allowing injustice and not saving dying children whether from violence or illness. Who can prove they have seen or heard a God.
I would like to see fewer people being killed and more people be free. I would like to see money spent on war go towards sustainable energy, disease cures, crime prevention, space exploration, worldwide standard of living, and other wonderful things.
You know an old saying was, ‘money is the root of all evil’ but I think ‘religion is the root of all evil’ after all the very rich essentially worship wealth.
Why is it necessary for people to criticize or even try to control other people’s harmless actions. If the actions of others don’t effect you why object? Same sex relationships, opposite sex relationships, other sexual practices between consenting adults don’t seem to be a public concern. Love is not something that can be controlled. It is great when ones Love and sexual attraction coincide but that isn’t always the case.. Sexual attraction sometimes must be controlled but when the sexual attraction is mutual and safe those involved should be free to choose the experience. I don’t consider religious arguments as applicable.
Religion or the lack of a religion is a personal choice not one made for other people. The act of trying to control other people’s religious choices has most certainly not made the world a better place…a bit of an understatement. I believe the world would be a better place without religions altogether, but I respect other people’s right to believe what they want.
I’ve seen the ‘coexist’ images in various formats and I respect the intent but it goes no further than ‘Live and Let Live’ of the 60’s and 70’s and it doesn’t work. The only real way is mutual respect not just tolerance. Please share your thoughts.
Do you truly know what you believe? How much of what you believe can be supported with proof? I wish to be given proofs. I was told I must have faith during my Christian upbringing. Whenever I asked what faith is I got a very long answer that meant believing something without proof so I decided I appreciated the morality and fellowship and hoped I could develop the faith part.
Then I joined the Army and we trained to maim, kill, and destroy. What happened to my Christian upbringing then? Well it got a whole lot more Old Testament than it was. Where Jesus would turn the other cheek we were taught to fight. I was eighteen years old and nearly halfway around the world. I was confused and lonely so, giving in to intense peer pressure, I learned to get drunk and enjoy intimate company of woman. What should I believe now?
After a few years of military service I stopped drinking to excess and I got married at the age of twenty one. I had very little money. my Army Unit was sent out to the field for weeks and months at a time my wife was with me and if my life was awful hers was worse. I prayed for help. It breaks my heart even now to realize what she went through. I was reaching the end of my enlistment when we found out my wife was pregnant. I left the Army and we went home. What should I believe now?
Our folks knew the problems we had been through and wanted the best for us but what that was in their eyes I don’t know for sure. We prepared for the baby getting all sorts of neat baby stuff. We were thankful for our baby we felt he represented the goodness that came out of our past difficulties. My wife had her baby shower. It was getting close to time and our life was improving. Then one day I was at work and I got a phone call. Something was wrong with the baby. I prayed for help. I went to the hospital chapel and prayed. I even went outside the hospital and called on heaven under the open stars. I then went back into the hospital and supported my wife as our little boy was born dead. How would you describe this God I prayed to. What should I believe now.
For a while my wife and I stayed together. I took her to school daily to work toward her High School Diploma. We worked hard and prayed to make things work for months, but with troubles in our past proved insurmountable we eventually decided on an uncontested divorce. Still no Divine Intervention. I was still hurting from the death of our child and our divorce I decided to quit the job I was doing and go long-haul trucking alone and kept at it for five years.