Jack Reacher wrote:Haha no offense taken, I think you slightly misunderstand where im coming from in my point, like lucid did. Im not saying this entire topic and everyones beliefs are a waste of time, and im not saying deep contemplation about the nature of your existence is a waste of time either, I think I said this before a few times. I do however think that acting on something that isn't valid by its own defintition or something that is unfalsible is a bit irresponsible for an adult. To base and dedicate your life on something like this is your own choice, im fine with that and I mean no disrespect for those who choose to do so. Its when your actions get in the way of the reality of the issues in the real world where i think the problem lies.
Things like making your character/spirit/soul better by becoming a better person and being good natured, I have no problem with this at all, it makes logical sense to me and doesn't really rely on any kind of unknown concepts, you can experience the proof through your own actions, thats the beauty of it. Seeing issues in the world, in the community and other social areas in my life and choosing to do something good about it on my own terms and by my own will and experiencing the benefits that come from it is enough for me, its all I need. After doing this for a while, everything else is well, irrelevant. Unless of course you believe in an afterlife or you beleive that the events of this world are beyond your control and everything runs by some cosmic wacky order, thats when things get a bit iffy for me and to influence others peoples lives by this way of thinking just feels like a mistake for me.
Love it dude, I love it.
Worldenterer1 wrote:Why does America have to be so religious?
That's a great question.
Because that's how people were raised?
My family is historically Anglican... however, my immediate family *NEVER* went to church or anything. I identified as having no religion. My parents (especially my father) were very anti-religion, in fact. I think it really veered me towards being more open minded... because I didn't want to be as closed-minded as my father when it came to stuff like this.
I can totally see more people *SLOWLY* coming around to removing religion from their life... I don't think it will ever go away completely, because some people need something like religion to hold onto to stabilize their lives... and I kind of have this feeling that, in some way, it's here to experience in order to learn to move past it. I dunno... just a thought.