posted on Jul, 23 2003 @ 02:03 PM
Here are my thoughts:
Last weekend my parents asked me to go to church with them, and I declined. I haven't been to church since about Christmas. I got to thinking, and
wondered why some people need this belief in a higher power.
Why do some people have such a belief? Is it because they are weak-minded, or is there truly something there? I've never experienced 'God', even
though for the last 4 years I have searched and searched. I have gotten to the point where I just gave up. Does it mean I'm right? Not
neccesarily, but throughout those 4 years I have been through a lot, and have matured and grew up without this belief that so many others have. Does
that mean I'm going to hell because of this. I believe I am a good person, but just because I have no faith means I go to hell?
Throughout time, Humans have always used the idea of God to explain why things happen. Everything that happened was because of God to them. Now we
have gotten to the point where we have such a better grasp for reality, that we can explain these things.
Everyday is the same, the sun rises because the earth rotates, my jeep starts cuz i turn the key, I make it to work because I have enough gas etc
etc etc. No miracles there.
Everyday science saves thousands of lives, and everday thousands more die because of our faults. No divine intervention there either.
What I'm trying to get at is that slowly through our human evolution, less and less will we have to rely on some belief and more on our own abilities
as humans to get through life. If you feel the need for a god, then so be it, as for me I don't know yet.