Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Day 4: Religion, Religion, Religion...

I don't believe in god, or the existence of any divine power for that matter. I was raised an atheist; neither of my parents are religious and most of the people I knew didn't participate in any religious activities. So I guess I was sort of conditioned to be skeptical. It is very difficult for me to understand how people can put so much faith into something that cannot be backed up. How can someone so confidently and strongly believe the existence of something that's impossible to prove?
I think religions are a set of beliefs made up by people like you and me back in the days to explain things that cannot be explained. I think it's ironic how we call refer to stories of Roman god and goddesses as "mythology" today when at some point in the past, people truly believed in those things and that was their belief system. With that said, I don't think there is anything wrong with the concept of religion, for a lot of people, it provides a lot of guidance and assurance; it gives them some sort of explanation for the things that happen in their lives and in a way, it gives them a sense of control, that good things happen when you do good things and vice versa.
Anyways that's my view; I know a few of the other June challengers are very religious, so please don't take offence on what I just shared. Though I don't understand or agree with your beliefs, I still deeply respect you. :)

P.S. I have stopped replying to most of the comments because things are getting so hectic with school so I apologize for that. But I totally still look forward and read every single one of your feedbacks to my posts! Thanks for reading, cheers!