I make it a rule never to argue about religion, it's ultimately pointless, we all have our own beliefs. I don't know what I am, religiously. I
prefer science, but I'd be lying if I said I'd never begged god for help.
However, you want honest answers. As long as you don't want to argue the points with me, I'm happy to share my personal feelings.
None of this is an attack on religion. People can believe in aliens, god, weetabix, I don't care. These are just my opinions, I would never claim
them to be correct, or force them on anybody.
1. Has anything ever happened to you that resulted in you hating, or not liking religion?
Yes, most of the killing in the world throughout history seems to be based on religious differences. Perhaps it's not religions fault, but to my
limited knowlege it seems this way. Also, religions can
seem intolerent, vengeful and full of damnation. Not nice.
2. What is with the Grasping a straws thing?
If you mean why do some people spend a lot of time and energy trying to disprove god, then I think it must be because they find the whole idea so
preposterous. It really does bring out the strongest emotions in people, as it forms the core of thier beliefs.
3. Why do some of you strive so hard to change our views
Many of us don't. I used to let the Jehova's Witnesses in and spend hours debating thier logic with them. Later in life, I discovered that you
religious types can be stick to your beliefs no matter what's thrown at you
and now I don't bother. I'm happy for you to believe in your god if
you are happy for me to maintain my own beliefs.
4. Lastly, why all the name calling B.S.
I'm pretty sure it's not personal. The only analogy I can think of is that if somebody spent 30 years trying to convince you that the easter bunny
was real, without ever offering any physical proof, you may start to get a bit jumpy. Also, not everybody is smart or polite. Religion brings up
strong feelings in many people, I think it's to be expected.
As I said above, none of this is an attack on religion, just my opinions. I have friends who are strongly religious and I seem to be in a church every
few weeks for a wedding. For me religion is like rock climbing, it's not something I do personally, and I spend very little time thinking about it. I
hope this offers some insight for you.
[Edited on 10-4-2004 by Zzub]