God seems to be the only reason people claim to be socially loving and caring, without god do we really revert to lonesome creatures?
I don't think it's in human nature to be individually separated from everyone, the way churches do and claim otherwise. uniting few and only separating them from the world. But even if the argument was made that men have moved forward through centuries of social stigmas and hundreds of religions. From a "barbaric" alpha dominated, kill or be killed strong world. To social classes from slavery to feudalism, and our own illustrious capitalism. Thanks supposably to god and religious institutions, forgetting all those people who suffered and belittling their pain and suffering to thank a mythological being.
Then why can't we move from the human beings that needed to fight and separate each other and evolve to a higher standard where we can all be equals. If we agree on evolution i think we can find a good correlation between a biological evolution and a social one. It's not a far stretch to assume, that like natural selection. A world thought or view will not be changed overnight, slowly the stronger traits will prevail.
But why at such a height of intelligence, can't we just let go of the fears that existed before and pushed us into the need to believe? We are at a perfect point in this world with technology and desire to take a leap of faith and help everyone out. Instead of fighting people's beliefs, we should try to understand what pushes people into such a corner in their life. And understand that our society as a whole is sick, and that we all need to change. Purge out the old society and government actions that only proliferate the old ways of thinking.
We have to see that both sides must shed their pride to move forward and be able to put a stop to what chases us all into corners and dark holes. Everyone has a reason to believe in what they believe, the problem is not how they act, or they think. But why? It is all a symptom of a sick society we try to fit into, and what needs to be done is to take a hard look at this sick world. And decide to stop being sick, stop being the one that promotes hate and anger.
The same anger that leads to war and destruction, that pushes people into corners. That's what leads people into desiring a god, the belief of a greater good. That's what makes us choose sides and like a gang war cause stupid fighting. Religious institutions are scapegoats to make us concentrate on other subjects that don't matter, and control us. Why do people pray to god? Debts, and money.
People today are slaves, since they begin their education. They are thought how to think, what to believe in and how to live their life. And it all comes down to money, a wealthy person has no concern for god.
Unfortunately most of us don't have that luxury. Most people in prison believe in god, they hope for a better life. Most soldiers believe in god, we all want to survive when people around us are dying. And why do people become soldiers to fight a war, why do people go to prison?
In some way or other it ends up being about money, no one will risk getting in trouble or risking their life if they didn't feel that the risk would pay off. Patriotism is the worst, because it is still an institution. Patriotism, churches and money are all the religions that truly control us all.
These are ways to control the way we think, live our lives and the work we'll accomplish while we live.
Our fight over god, is just a way to make us all think that we cannot live in peace. That we think so drastically different from each other that there will always be war and we'll always fight each other. As if it is the natural way of humanity, i would figure that centuries of social evolution should be able to open are eyes by now.
And we would be able to see just why it is important to keep us distracted on such subjects as the existence of god. I don't believe god exist, having said that i came to that conclusion on my own. As many people should have, and honestly the only way it should be. We should be able to create a society where we are able to foster a comfort zone to allow all type of believes starting from the tolerance that we require.
The issue no longer is just about religion, we must see the big picture. Because that is how it is run. Politicians talk about god, money and control. They don't see these things as separate entities.
These are all one and the same and should be handled as such. Politicians know, we should know too.
So next time you hear about someone saying they believe in god. Don't just smirk and try to show them why they're stupid. But also don't keep quite, approach them the way you would want to be approached. As an adult who's ideas are heard and respected.
You'll learn that their faith comes from family dying in wars or tragic accidents, coincidences that feel like miracles. Something we've been lucky not to have experienced, and if maybe these people found the emotional solace that they required here on earth as true and honest physical relationship they wouldn't need to believe in god either.
Together we can rid ourselves of this notion of a god, that does things that hurt us so because he knows better and in the end it'll be for the greater good.
Life is hard and we're all fighting to be the best we can and be happy so we can help ourselves and our loved ones. Why do we want to make that harder for anyone else? We wouldn't want that.
A change has to start with us, and if we can really hold on to that and believe in it. It will be contagious and people will no longer want to hate each other. As atheist we have the responsibility to show tolerance and understanding, to convert for all the right reasons. Get rid of this elitist feeling of superiority, and open up even to those that hate us.
I heard someone say once, "As a parent you have the responsibility to show your kids that they shouldn't fear growing up, but show them a happy life so they can look forward to growing older". I thought to myself that makes sense, but is also hard and not to mention disingenuous. But it is our own fault for allowing our society to get out of control and not care about people's happiness but the wealth of a few.
So as an atheist i think we have the responsibility to show others that we are compassionate and open, yes, basically set the example of the change we are looking for. How many of us have actually thought about the change we want, or the way of life we hope to have someday? If you haven't you should, and if you have we can make it happen.
Change begins slowly, and one person can always make a difference. In the end it has always been that way, and we talk about them all the time.