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On Religion and Atheists.

  • Sep. 29th, 2010 at 1:54 AM
In too deep, Brood
Here's an interesting article that was published in the LA Times: [Link!]

Interesting findings don't you think? But after reading it, I din't stop there.. I read the comments people had left behind. I was not just stunned, but appalled by the lack of intelligence involved by most of the authors, in the process of writing out their comments.

What the article tries to project is not how much someone knows about religion, but how little people have examined the religion they follow.

It's the distinction between say.. Blind Faith and Faith by Understanding.

It's merely a collateral finding, that Atheists know more about their previous religion and others, than people still following their own religions. In a world where we try to understand everything around us, and question everything, it is alarming that most of us as individuals following a religion, do not stop long enough to question why it is we even believe in the religion of our faiths.

I'm Agnostic, but I do not condemn religion. I've questioned my faith often and studied mine and other religions too. Eventually, it dawned upon me that I see more clearly, the world around me, without the veil of faith and blind following. I grew to understand my own beliefs and have created my own system of morals and ethics. These make up the actions and reactions in my world.

I've never been more free in my mind. However, I do still envy those who're blind followers of their respective religions and faiths. You can't undo an education, just as you can't un-do realization.

God bless, and Kaydeeyoh!


dakini_bones wrote:
Sep. 29th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Pretty sad, isn't it?
My brother, who is not particularly scholarly would knock the socks off the door-to-door missionaries who came by our house all the time.
He took *ONE* bible as literature class in college and he knew more than these people who were trying to convert us.
Um, yeah.
Those were great arguments to watch though!
angiasaa wrote:
Oct. 1st, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Pretty sad, isn't it?
Hehe! I love doing that! :)

It's a pathetic sight sometimes, when someone from the local Church or Temple (or what have you) comes by and I find out that they have no clue about their own religion. :(

I've never had a formal religious education, and yet find it easy to grind their noses into the dust. It's a sad thing really, but I do get a kick out of doing it. No matter how often it happens, I find it to be an immensely rewarding experience.

Don't get me wrong though.. I do respect their respective religions. It's just that their ignorance of a subject that they tout as being the be all and end all of our very existence gnaws at my nerves.

If someone really believes in a religious faith, I find it hard to understand why they have not tried to suck it up enough to rival the knowledge of a bystander such as myself.

As I see it, they deserve to bite their tongues and regret having spent so much time thinking they were great, instead of actually trying to be so. :)
catchmanblue wrote:
Sep. 29th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
People get swayed by blind faith without even questioning it, which is the worst possible predicament of all. How many of them, stopped doing something just because someone else sneezed?? Its purely a spasmodic reaction, and one is asked to take a momentary pause to allow another sneeze to come through or allow the body which is still in the throes of a spasm to rest. Try taking a photo just right after a sneeze. Its a difficult thing! Ultimately, what has happened is that the scientific reasoning behind it got thrown out of the window and people just started to cling on to superstitious beliefs which at best are half truths, without even trying to question the very genesis of it!! God save them all.
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