Ever since I posted this last blog I've had this feeling like I shouldn't have
said it and I finally figured out the reason why. It's not really what
I think about things, I mean it is to some extent, but it's really
someone else trying to get me to think like he does about religion.
don't hate people who are religious, I think they're wrong, lol, but
that doesn't necessarily mean I think people should not believe in god.
Actually, I'm a little envious of the people who do. Believing in god
is def taking an "easy way out," if you will. I know people say it's
hard to have faith when everyone is doubtful and all that, but really,
in the U.S., there isn't that much public doubt, lol.
Anyway, my jealousy
come from the fact that anyone who believes in god doesn't have to be
concerned with anything in this life really, because they always are
relying on the fact that they'll end up in heaven as long as they
aren't incredibly horrible people (well, okay, I'm not entirely certain
how that judgment works, but you get what I mean). Atheists really do
have to live each day to it's fullest, like it's the last one they'll
ever have, because there really isn't anything after this. Do you know
how much pressure it puts on someone to do their very best at
everything just in case they won't have the chance to do anything
better (and I'm including going to heaven in this "anything better")
tomorrow. Plus, believers of God get to have reasons for why anything happens because it must be "God's Will."
I really think that most people need God in order to live their lives. Without something to explain the random occurrences of life people just wouldn't know what to do with themselves. They have to believe that there's something better and some reason for everything in order to come to terms with the life they live now. Even when people are happy they attribute it to God. It doesn't seem possible that something can just be for no underlying reason... Clutural reasons? Human nature? Years of evolution? Does it even matter?
I don't try to convert Christians to Atheism because I don't think it would help them in any sort of constructive way. In fact, I think quite the opposite, as painful as it is, without God the world would likely come crashing down.