reply to post by Akragon
You ever had a blackout after drinking? Or lost consciousness? Or slept without dreaming.
Something like that, I would say, but to be honest, I never think on such things, as at the end there is no way to really know.
I do not believe in organised religions, which is extremely common in my area (less than 10% people are religious in this country, and even these are
usually immigrants). The history of different religions, as well as the blind belief in the holy books/texts are making the organised religions even
less convincing. I could also write a book, while telling God inspired me to do it and it is God´s Word. Will there be millions of followers in
decades? Maybe the Harry Potter world exists and the actual "god" from there insipired Rowling to write it.
By its nature different religions are not about questioning the world, finding out the logic behind different actions/reactions, but about having an
answer to everything - God. It is the easiest way out - the magic pill which answers everything seemingly, without really answering anything.
I hate the word atheist, as -ism already refers to some belief, I would prefer simply non-believer. It does not require any faith into anything.
People are not raised atheist, religion is simply something that they are not grown into. At my home, never has the topic of religion come up. At some
point, I had a look at different ones just out of curiosity, but to be honest, at least to myself there is not much difference between these, myths
and fairytales - just stories with some moral point in them.
I don´t have much to add to OP. I have nothing against watching such videos though. I sometimes read the comments in
[url=http://fstdt.com/QuoteArchives.aspx?Archive=1] fstdt.com . It is a site, where people are posting the craziest religious posts from internet
. By its description: An archive of the most hilarious, bizarre, ignorant, bigoted, and terrifying quotes from fundies all over the internet!
Sometimes these are hilarious to read, although at the same time these can make me sad, wondering how can any person believe in something like that.
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