posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 08:44 PM
I have posted this in the rant section because I'm not sure how to classify it. It's not so much a rant as a plea to our logical side. I know
everyone of us has the ability to rise above our beliefs and opinions and just say to the world,"I don't know the answer". I understand this is a
difficult thing to do as we all have a belief or an opinion to share with the world.... I have been guilty of that in the past... Even the recent
past. So I don't see myself as better then anybody. I am at times ruled by my emotions, as are quite a few on here, and respond to threads in kind...
Only to regret my post because I let my emotions get the better of me.
I consider myself an Agnostic... Because, I don't know... And I know there is no one out there who does. I used to take the stance against the
religious as an Atheist, only to realize that I can't prove them wrong... I can only point out contradictions to what they believe... So I have
stopped slamming them for their beliefs... As long as they are good people then so be it... I do get angry when they insult non-believers for their
views... I also get angry with those Atheists who insult them for what they believe....
My awakening started when I discovered Santa Clause was a lie... It progressed to my faith... I was raised as a Catholic. I started to ask questions
about things that didn't make sense. The answer I was getting is that it was "Gods will..." From there, I moved into the usual conspiracy theories.
Some I think have some substance, some I feel are based on some truth... Others, are complete bunk... But that's only my opinion....
So I guess my beef is, why can't we just pull back from the insults, arguments and what not and just say, "I don't know the answer...But this is
what I believe...." And the rest of us just respond without the insults and arrogance that is undoubtedly undeserved... For those defending their
belief, you need to concede that you don't ACTUALLY have the answer... This is your belief... We need to start showing respect for others beliefs and
opinions... I am, like I said before, guilty of that... This is a journey, a growing experience....
I hope I made myself clear... I know there are some on here that have no concept proper decorum.... Or respect... Some are here just to derail
others... I was one of those... So, sorry to all those who I might have insulted...
Thank you for reading.