Finding Peace Without "God"

Archive for March, 2012

This pretty much sums it up…

I don’t believe in god

I do believe in myself as well as you and everyone else

I don’t believe things happen for a reason or that they were meant to be

I do believe in working for what you want and that sometimes you don’t get it

I don’t believe in a master plan

I do believe in cause and effect

I don’t believe in salvation

I do believe in living a righteous life

I don’t believe in heaven

I do believe in living in peace; free from guilt and remorse

I don’t believe in the devil

I do believe that bad things happen

I don’t believe in hell

I do believe that living with guilt and a heavy conscience is not living at all

The Devil Does What?

Grammatical errors aside, can I just tell you how incredibly annoying I find this image?   I’m not annoyed by it because it’s yet another God related facebook post but because of the line “When he see’s u living it,………he flees.”  Yeah, that “u” instead of “you” is annoying and the comma before the oh-so-dramatic dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot, dot is completely unnecessary, but the message it’s sending is the worst.

The “devil” is essentially the personification of “bad” and to believe that carrying, opening, reading or living the bible makes the “bad” go away is ridiculous.  The “bad” will still happen, the only difference is that the believer will have a coping mechanism which relies completely on faith in a myth.  This is the sole purpose and truth behind all spirituality.  It’s so frustrating not to be able to make others understand this.

The bane of every atheist’s existence.

Believing in god is completely illogical yet having been there and done that  (believed whole heartily) I can sympathize with the ignorance.  –I hesitate to use that word because most of my friends are Christians and I’m not friends with anyone I don’t respect, but I cannot for the life of me understand how these otherwise bright, sensible, forward-thinkers can convince themselves that any of what they’ve learned is true.

Learned…that is the key word.  We are not born with an innate sense of “god”.  We are taught to believe in him and we are told that if we don’t, bad things will happen to us.  The “devil” will get us, now and in the afterlife.

I put the whole religion thing on the same level as addiction.  It’s not until you get away from the addiction that you realize just how messed up it is.

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