reply to post by Angle
While I am in complete agreement, it is only my opinion, my view on the universe that states god does not exist. It is actually religion that turned
me against there being a god or even an 'unknown' entity. Take a look at religion as a whole and from the beginning. If there is one guiding entity,
then it has screwed with humanity from the start.
There has never been a consistent way to worship ever. And if you vary even slightly from another's way of worship, then at the worst you should be
killed. And this so called kind and benevolent entity allows this and in its name. I know, I know, those who are religious will say "but my individual
god does not do this". Ah, yes it dose.
Let me ask you this, do you believe your religion is correct beyond a shadow of a doubt? So does your neighbor, yet they believe in a completely
different god. And according to your neighbor, you are the one going to hell. Yet their belief is just as strong as yours. And this goes back to
Summaria and beyond. Where were the contemporary gods then? Or is it okay to follow the sumerian gods?
From what I see, either god made humans, threw them to the wolves and said if you don't do as I want then you go to hell, but to make it interesting,
I will only tell a few select groups what I want. Now lets say god came to me and said everyone must hop on one foot three times a day, I now go and
tell everyone what I heard, and if no one believes me should they be subject to hell? An absentee god is no god.
Again, if you want to look at all this from the perspective of your religious view only then you are just as guilty as your neighbor in being narrow
of vision and blind to the larger view.
Now, having written all this, it really doesn't bother me if anyone believes in any particular god, so long as you don not try a force me to follow
those beliefs. What you feel is no more or less valid than what I feel. And so long as you respect me, I will respect you.
edit on 27-3-2013 by
ObservingTheWorld because: Grammar