tirsdag den 20. juni 2017

Questions regarding religion

  1. You cannot prove or disprove a God’s existence.
  2. A lot of bad things happens around the world, including to good, innocent people, for example diseases, catastrophes, neglect, mistreatment, torture and death. Why does this happen if “God sees everything and does just things”?
  3. A book of rules written by man? I do not see that as “the word of God”. I believe being sceptical, objective, logical and scientific leads to a better world, not words from a very old “telephone-game” (which is out-dated and has wat too many interpretations).
  4. If God can do anything, why doesn’t he stop bad things? Isn’t Satan better than God, if he “punishes bad people in hell”? (Hence the Epicurus picture for this note)

My comments on this subject in general:
 – I think religion was once “science” because we didn’t have science. It was used to explain the unexplainable. 
– I really dislike organised religion. I believe it should be kept in someone’s head/heart. Because, in the end; what is the difference between a cult and a religion? 
– My family is from Poland and most of it is really, really catholic. It affects their social class, their families, their schools, jobs and government. If you don’t believe (or are fx gay), you will be scolded and socially excluded for it. This can also lead to depression and suicide. 
– I think religion holds humanity back; it doesn’t seem like it would survive without force, coercion, bribing, violence, tradition etc. I remember that kids in my school basically only went to Confirmation because of the parties and presents. We really didn’t have a choice if we were baptised when we were too young to consent. 
– I think religion is a root of grand suffering; look at all the stupid, dangerous traditions that have come out of it; especially in regards to the rights of women, children, poor/sick people, atheists/disbelievers and animals. 
– Maybe I’ll change my mind; we all know the saying “there are no atheists in foxholes” which is used to argue that in times of extreme stress or fear, such as during war, all people will believe in, or hope for, a higher power (wikipedia). 
– Either way, I am much more inclined to believe that we are living in a computer simulation, than that there is a “God” in the sense as we know it today.