posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 10:24 PM
Why is it that we are so outraged at what another persons belief system is? What does it matter if you believe in god and jesus and the bible - and I
don't. I know that your belief systems are important to you and they play a part in your life - and in that you find comfort...yet why should we
assume that our personal beliefs and convictions will have the same effect on another person? If I have unfailing faith in "Holy Joe Smokes and the
Rolling Toaster" - where exactly does someone get the gall to tell me that I am wrong - assuming I am keeping my beliefs to myself? How does what I
believe affect your life to the point you have to correct me?
It is one thing to ask a question and receive an answer - yet it is entirely another to create a post based upon your own personal view and proclaim
it as truth.
Why is it that we are so quick to pass judgement on others who's belief system is different than ours? Why is this what we must fight about - when
in reality the only one it matters to are the ones that THINK it matters that others should believe as they do. An atheist and a christian and a
muslim can work side by side in a factory TOGETHER without incident, and the only...the main thing that separates them is the answer to the question
"Who is God"...everything goes downhill from there.
We might as well form sub-groups of people who only squeeze the toothpaste tube from the middle.
A group devoted to the men who leave the toilet seat up, and the seat down. (Wars have been fought over this)
Does the toilet paper go OVER the roll, or UNDER the roll. Paper, or plastic?
Everyone (excluding the psychotic, and my ex-wife) wants the same things. We want comfort, security, loved ones around us, ample food, shelter, love,
entertainment....and so forth. We don't have to be divided over this. We don't have to fight about this. Religion is a PERSONAL thing. It's
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS what anyone else believes. I do not care if you are a christian, muslim, atheist, agnostic, wiccan, hindu, catholic...any more
than I would care if you are gay/lesbian/bisexual. My knowing will not affect the way I treat you. I will not try to "straighten" you out, in
either case. I simply DO NOT CARE. I don't have to live your life. I will never know what it's like in your shoes, and I don't want to know -
you don't have to tell me. I have my own life full of it's own variation of perks and quirks I have to figure out. If I want to know about yours -
I will politely ask. Religion should be the same way. I believe that the concept of "spreading the good news" in the world of religions is nothing
more than a dual-faced ploy to gain some converts & further divide the masses.
You may have implicit knowledge of the greek & hebrew scriptures, or be immensely well versed in the teachings of the Koran or other holy books -
well..HURRAY! GOOD FOR YOU! Nobody at ALL cares but you.
What it reminds me of, is if you are trying to have a quiet night at home with the missus (or whatever) and your neighbor keeps blaring their radio
too loud. It's rude. We didn't ask to hear the music, they shouldn't assume that we would appreciate the free demonstration of how sturdy their
Now that I've set myself up for attack on my prior posts - let me apologize for those at this moment. If I attacked your religion, I am sorry. I
was wrong. You have your own set of personal beliefs and reasons for such, and so do I. I can't assume that yours are any less valid to you than
mine are to me.
People are so easily divided over issues that they miss what is going on around them. What are we coming to?
Why are we like this? If a thousand of us were suddenly trapped in a coal mine, would we be arguing over who worshiped the correct god? Would we
fight over baptismal practices? Would it matter to you at that very moment, in the pitch black - as precious air became more of a luxury by the
second if god created the world or if it happened on it's own? I'm telling you - we are approaching a scenario such as this. When the SHTF for
whatever reason, and we need help - the only ones that are able to help us are the ones that we hated for what they believed, and hate us for what we
believe. It's no crime to be human. The very essence of humanity is diversity. We CAN be diverse - yet unified. It might not happen in our
lifetime, or the lifetimes of our children - but if we instill those values in them...maybe, just maybe when the time comes THEY will be able to pull
it off and emerge from whatever wrath there is that comes, rather than succumb.