“you know too much and that led to your disbelief.” She said.
I don’t know too much but I know enough to not believe in a supernatural, omniscient and omnipotent entity called god. Been a believer for twenty five years of my life without questioning, just nodding. There was a time when I frequented temples because they gave me peace.
Some people always try to separate God from religion but is there a religion without the concept of God? Why do we have different sets of Gods for different religions? If that’s the case, why don’t people defend themselves rather than a religious ideology? They say God doesn’t need people but people need god. If God doesn’t need people, why are we told to worship? If that’s a way to show our gratitude for creating us, we weren’t created but evolved. Okay, I’m grateful, but since he doesn’t need us, why do we show gratitude? If that’s our duty as a human, why believe in someone that created us and left us here on our own? Isn’t he responsible? If he isn’t, why’s he a god? If mere creations make us gods, scientists can clone and create life and they’re humans. Does that make us God?
God isn’t an entity. God is a belief.
Religion might be a set of rules created by humans to guide us on a path, heaven and hell maybe made up concepts so that we control our actions. They say your soul is tormented for your sins in hell. But soul doesn’t have a body, which means sense organs are absent. How the hell does it feel the pain? A soul is intangible, so how is it ripped apart or punished in fire and instruments of hell?
Every concept is ultimately flawed, just as we are.
“God created the universe.”
“Who created god?”
“He created himself”
“Why can’t we apply the same to universe? If he can exist out of nothing, can’t universe create itself? And what kind of being creates itself?”
“You don’t understand.”
Let’s just say we all have our own beliefs and questioning isn’t wrong. Either give an answer or leave me be, that’s all I ask.
There are Innocents dying, kids suffering and an ongoing refugee crisis. If you say we did it to ourselves and God has nothing to do with it, a God who’s waiting for right time is no God at all. After all, he watches over everything, right?
A religion that doesn’t have a reason to convince becomes a force that converts.