I assume that got your attention? Since you’re already here please, keep reading.
Let me go ahead and start off with this. This is article IS NOT a defamation, bashing, or any form of slander to anyone’s personal beliefs. If somehow this article somehow does offend you, go take your meds.
Anyway’s, Let me give you an illustration. Anybody have a lighter? I’m sure some of you do. What do lighters do? They make fire right?
Awesome, you get a cookie.
Now, I want you to think about this. What you hold in your hand is a chemical reaction. That fire did not just “magically” appear. Outside forces were controlling that little baby house fire that you hold in your hand am I correct?
Now, consider this. Where does the fire go once you let the flame go? Is there some sort of fire heaven and hell? Some sort of mythical fire realm? The set of the next Airbender movie? (God I hope like hell not…) It just disappears. Poof. Gone. Vanished.
For those actually paying attention to these jumbled ramblings probably understand the metaphor I’m using here. Simply put people want to know what happens when their body decides to take a shit on them and give out… Or when someone or something, helps that process along quite a bit more efficiently.
You got three types of people here.
Each one have their own beliefs on the topic we’re discussing here, but just so this article dosn’t take up to much of your time, we’re just going to keep things short. As a whole, all three of these groups have no (Insert deity of choice here) damn reason to sit here and discriminate, intolerate, or other fancy words for bad mouthing, any of the other two groups they’re not put aligned too. That goes for the “Hellfire and Brimstone closed minded idiot” Christians, the ”radical ass” Muslims, the “cynical fucking” atheists, the “pussy peacemaking” Budhists, the “tree hugging” pagans, or any belief system you fall into.
Yes I hate every religion equally. Any other religion I missed I give a big “Fuck You” to you as well. Not that I have anything against ANYONE’s beliefs. I’m just trying to prove a point.
I’m just going to go ahead and assume that the majority of everyone reading the was born in the states.
Yay America! Fuck yeah!
Anywho, say when you were little your family told you about the gospel of Christ. Say you grow up hearing that all your life. When something is ground into your head for so long you tend to believe it. Sometimes you may even reject it. But you know damn well, and don’t even lie, that the thought crosses your mind that maybe it is indeed real.
Same goes for a person who grew up from a more scientific perspective. As far as technology and medical advances come does it really make sense of some big fucker floating around and shitting clouds?
Lets even put it this way. Say you were a kid growing up in the middle east around the time of “The Crusades”. You’re minding youre own business, doing middle eastern kid things. Tye dying your new awesome turban. And next thing you know some dude weilding a big ass cross, an even bigger sword, and mounted on an even bigger horse, comes through and fucks your shit up. And all because theyre looking for a fucking “grail” that Christ supposedly drank out of. Would you believe in anything their Bible says? Would you want to deal with any of the followers or their God?
Fuck no you wouldn’t.
Also reverse the rolls here.
Christians and Muslims post 9/11.
No exlanation needed. Moving on.
What I’m trying to say here is that there is no way in the world we will EVER be able to prove whether or not there is an afterlife. And if there is? How do we not know theyre not the same story with just different characters? Personally, yes I do believe in God, I do believe in Jesus, and I believe The Bible is, for the most part, the word of God.
Am I saying this is the complete end all, be all fuck you, youre going to Hell Religion?
Not by any means. I actually recognise that yes, that are contradictions in the book, that the book itself was technically written by man, some books were even left out because of a certain king, and that no where in the damn book does it sit there and tell you to split off into fucking eighteen million different denominations and flat out go to war with each other. Not to mention the constant hypocrisy of judging and condemning everyone else’s other personal beliefs and actions, while they all try to play like a kid at school getting bullied.
This is just what I feel in my faith is put into. Just like whatever belief or non belief, yours is put into at this very moment. Faith is what makes every person, unique, bold, and beautiful. Just because someone dosn’t believe in the same thing you do dosn’t make them an idiot. (Unless you’re a fucking Westboro Baptist style fanatic about your beliefs, fuck you.) It make’s them human. And just like you it makes them an individual. So next time youre talking to someone of a different mindset, keep your mind open and listen to them. Learn from them. Knowledge is always power. Especially when you can use it against any radicals, which trust me you will, face.
I’m very sorry I kept you here for this long. This is just something this rambling twenty two year old had to get out of his system before he exploded. I hope in all sincerity that everyone reading this believes whole heartedly, that the purpose of this was to not offend anyone at all. My whole point in this was just to point out that maybe humanities biggest difference, might not be any different at all.