Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man … Living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.
– George Carlin
Does believing in God really make me narrow minded for just choosing one religion? I don’t believe in God as just a being. He is love. He is forgiveness. He is peace. He is mercy. He is kindness. He is much more than just a being. I don’t believe in religion, I chose to be apart of one. People who believe in many religions simply don’t accept truth. None of them match perfectly, that’s why choosing one is logical. Being a Christian does not make me “narrow- minded” or perfect in any way. I wake up some mornings and wonder what I’m thinking. But the truth is that unlike other religions. I FEEL God. I know he’s there. When I talk to him, I hear Him. He lives up to his Word. It’s ME that is fallible. So, does believing in a God that made and holds all things into being still make me narrow- minded? Does dabbling in other religions and finally coming to God make me narrow- minded? Why would you not want to believe in someone like God, who is ALL good. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his will.”
There are no such things as Atheists. Even they believe that if the sun does not shine, it will one day, because there is a sun. They believe that if they sit down, a chair is there to hold them, and even if it slides out from under them, they will sit down again. They look outside and believe that nature exists. That in that nature, there are cells and molecules and in believing that, it’s science. I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist. Because by believing in nothing, they believe in something.
God loves all, and is all good. He is not war. He is not pain. He is not abuse. He is not murder. He is not your preacher. He is God. He is satisfied with himself completely and could never be killed. The grave could not hold him, and we cannot deny him. Believe.
Difference between religions and humanity. Religions tell you to spend thousands of dollars on pilgrimage and distribution of holy books, while humanity tells you to spend that money on your neighbor who is starving to death, and on people living in poverty.
Atheists do not believe in nothing, they simply do not believe. We are people who need proof in order to believe. Maybe this is because we never saw faith as something we needed in the past, or maybe we have had faith and were disappointed, but we find it more difficult to trust than other people. We are often branded as totally distrusting, but I believe the truth of all atheists is that we are cautious and rational. We have felt disappointment, we have seen it’s effects and decided by ourselves that this is not something worth going through unless there is proof that religion is real. I admire those with faith, it is an honorable quality, but just one that in my heart of hearts I cannot embrace.