Quick note to start this post. This post is just my opinion, and in no way am I trying to offend anyone. These are my views please respect them as I respect yours.
I am not religious. I don’t believe there is a God or Gods. But I hate calling myself an Atheist. The word Atheist makes me and a lot of people think of someone who hates religion and anyone who is religious. But that isn’t me at all. One of my favorite subject to study has always been religion and ethics. I love religion and I think that everyone has a right to believe whatever they want.
Why don’t I believe? I don’t know really. I think its probably because I never got that feeling when some talked about their religion. I never got the feeling in my stomach when I know that I want something, or in this case want to be part of something. I love hearing what people have to say about their beliefs but I never found a beliefs system that mirrored how I thought. Also, I have had bad experiences with religion in the past. After becoming more involved with their faith a particular family member of mine changed for the worse. However I know that 99% of the time this isn’t the case, but this experience has put me off religion in a way.
What do I believe? I believe that the world came into existence without a God being involved, but there is potential that a God could have been involved. I believe that we each have our own set of morals that we need to decide for ourselves and do our best to stick by. I believe everyone is equal, no matter what their gender, race or age.I believe that when we die, we are gone. I know that our bodies disintegrate. But in truth I don’t know what happens to whatever is left. We are all made of cells that have a flexible life span. But I know we can’t live forever, and frankly I wouldn’t want to. I feel like there is something left over, some kind of spark or consciousness. If that does exist then it must go somewhere. But I know that wherever it goes is a place of no return. In a way I hope there is some kind of space where consciousnesses go after we die. Because then love can be eternal and all things do end well.
Laugh til you cry, love til you die.