I have a healthy respect for all faiths and people’s right to hold whatever belief they want but it amazes me how it almost inevitably fails.
I was sent the link to this site called Christwire and, well I could go on a rant about it, but they dont deserve it. Its beyond sad and going through it did nothing but stregthen my resolve to hereon tell any and all religious nuts to take a long walk of a very short cliff…
And the thing of it, the thing that saddens me the most – most religions share certain very key things in common: they tell us about loving one another, about fairness and justice and honour, about faith and hope and the good of our people.
But today – every religion I know of has become nothing but a warped hollow shell, a pale shadow of the life affirming philosophies of life, the universe and everything that they originally were.
Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.
These are the major religions of the world today (not counting Agnosticism) but there are so many more that most of us dont even know about, let alone think about. I would recommend that everyone check this site out, its about World Religions and does a pretty good job of talking about them all in an open and honest manner without overtly adhering and showing bias to any one. (at least as far as Ive seen in my exploration of the site thus far).
I wish people would think and be more open – look at the vastness of the world we are on, forget space and the universe at large, just Earth. This little speck in the cosmos.
On it we ourselves are but mere specks and still have the gall to think we own it and want to bend it to our will.
I dont know, people pick fights on this, get into heated arguments, call names and cast stones – but its a simple thing: why cant we all just get along? why must one group be the only one thats right? we cant prove anyone to be true or false, so why waste so many lives, so much money and so much time on this? Perhaps I’ll never know, perhaps it is just simply human nature as Ive often thought. A conundrum we are and so remain for now.
I once read (and have quoted here before I think) that more people have died in the name of religion then because of all the major illnesses and diseases combined. Looking back at only what sparse and mixed knowledge of history I have, I dont find that hard to believe.
I dont expect people to change, that’ll happen eventually for better or for ill – mine is simply to ask the questions, to raise the flags and swing my torchlight in the miasma that is religious fervour and hope that someone see’s and tries to look around themselves.
On that note, I bid you all a good day until the next time.