posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 11:39 PM
I'm going to jump right into this, and whether or not this goes well, I am in NO way intending to offended or belittle anyone's beliefs. I am what I
would consider an open minded individual, and am not judging anyone's path or way of life. I will show the up most respect for those who choose to
post to this thread, and ask that I receive the same respect. Now with that said, here it is....
I have for the most point considered my self agnostic. I do not claim a religion, nor do I deny that a supreme being may exist. What I do believe is
that we have been to far off the path that was intended, for their to be an easy explanation of what a creator may have had in store.
There are many, many things that have come to light in both the time of the beginning and now. What was possibly relevant 50 yrs ago, is not relevant
now, so why should something thousands of yrs old be any different?
I am fully aware that most that have been religious most of their lives, were bought up that way, an that sometimes, fire and brimstone in the mind of
some, can be a very scary thing. There are also others that have veered off that path, and have been asking questions.
Now this finding of some that are very religious and those that are not, I think is a little more complex than what we think. IMO some of us, that
maybe have more questions and prefer to go the route that is more comfortable is for a particular type of person, regardless of upbringing.
This may be for a particular part of the brain, or the senses which sometimes cannot be explained. I don't think that its heresy, or rebellion, but
evolution. How can some people have strict religious upbringing and become atheists, and scientist become christian's that also believe in
I don't think that this by accident. I think that this is a sort of weeding out. Now, on which side, well I don't know, and I am not afraid to say
that I don't, but I am also not afraid to say that I don't think that its entirely wrong to be on the fence instead of choosing a side.
What if knowledge wasn't just about god, but about not being fooled by man? Enjoying what our creator created us for, and the weeding out of those
who choose not to. If the biggest delusion was for the devil to trick the world, what better way to do it, then convince them hes god?
This is NOT bashing anyone, but conveying a point that asking questions, and deciding that something just cannot be explained, should not just be for
the apostates (hate that word), but for the ones that decided that some of the things that are taught, give us no way to win.
How can we not sin? How can we not do wrong? Its a never ending cycle, and I don't think that atheists or agnostics think that it seems like a
logical focal point, in something that is to promote forgiveness.
If we are to believe that jesus died for the sins of others, why was there no start over point? The very next minute crucifixions were happening,
people were stoned, and life went on. Why wouldn't the story of the flood, not be the start over point? If Noah was sparred by god, why would his
children, mind you, just a hand full of people left, why wasn't everyone worshiping Noah's god?
If there is no do over, how do we start anew?
I feel in my soul that if there is a time for me to answer to a higher authority, that I can proudly say that my problem wasnt the story, but those
who wrote it.
I had love for my fellow man, but did not think that man had the capability speak on my behalf. Or on theirs.
That my search was not over till the end, that excepting the mere writings of one, does not complete what I would think was my right to know the
difference between right and wrong.
And most of all, If I was wrong, then I would deal with any consequence that would come my way, with a clear conscience that I had in my heart what I
thought I was created for.
Thank you for taking the time to read this thread. I will point out that this isn't a battle between those who are religious and those who are not,
but the point of the individual that has posted this thread... and that is me.