This whole "If it makes you happy" thing really gets under my skin.
Believing in God is like having an imaginary friend. You can tell the world about it, and no one will be able to falsify your claims that your
imaginary friend actually exists. How can you argue with that?
At some point in my childhood, I found it comforting to have an imaginary friend. He was a Native American Indian who I named Fish. I was a lonely
kid, so I talked to him a whole bunch about little things such as how my day at school went, and told him about this boy I fancied etc. He wasn't
just an imaginary friend, he was a coping mechanism.
What's the difference between my friend Fish and a religious person's friend God? They both exist to make the enabler feel less alone, less afraid
about the inevitable. Me being lonely, the religious person being unable to prevent their own demise at some point in the future.
Fish didn't tell me things such as I would live forever in a magical afterlife/ kingdom. Since he was a product of my imagination, and since I was
aware of that and understood the concept of death, I didn't influence him to coddle me in that way. He was simply there when required him, when I
God is imaginary, there is no proof of his existence, there never will be proof since you cannot prove or disprove something to exist, when it does
not. There will always be that idea of "nothing is impossible", so where do we draw the line? Religion has been the biggest influence on mankind.
Yet there is not a shred of evidence to support this theory, ultimately the first theory for everything before science evolved with the
centuries to further enable our curious nature of understanding.
And if it's not about the evidence, or the logistics, what is it about? If religion is not logical, has no scientific foundation to support its
flimsy skeleton, how can anyone invest themselves so fully into this theory?
To me God is a blanket one tucks themselves into when the world around them is frightening and unstable.
Though when you finally unwrap yourself from that warm and fluffy texture, the world is still there, as chaotic as ever.