Why, exactly, do people say they FOUND religion? This brings up two issues in my mind, and here they are.
I wanted to touch on a few subjects here so let’s look at some “Frequently Asked Questions” that seem to continue to pop up. I DID NOT MAKE UP THE QUESTIONS.
My problem is theological – it’s numerical. It’s not like it’s the Highlander of books.
I see the term “God-fearing” used a lot in books and television, and I would suspect, personal ads, when, usually, a single woman says she wants a “God-fearing” man. Why on Earth would you want one of those?
There’s one word that people seem to get wrong all the damn time. Do an image search for it and you got lots of pretty text, a fish, Shrek, actor Tom Ellis on fire, three women in sports bras and one guy who looks like he might get it but there’s a mushroom cloud in the background so… no. Do you know what this magic and allegedly happy word is?
A little while ago, someone on Facebook posted a very dangerous video. It was from a priest of some indeterminable denomination and it contained a very errant message.
If god is all knowing and all watching, why do we have to dedicate so much time to letting him know that we know he’s watching and we… what? Appreciate it? But if he knows all, then doesn’t he know we’re appreciative of his works?
I’ve heard it called the “Original Sin,” but is it? Why exactly is “sex” a sin? It is, biologically speaking, the act of creating more humans. Having a deity that says procreation is a bad idea makes very little sense. If we didn’t do it, us lowly humans would die out and then there wouldn’t be anyone left to worship anyone, would there?
I’m asked periodically, how I can be an atheist. The answer is simple, organized religions really don’t make a whole lot of sense. Most of them.
Television and movies have, all too often, shown the ugly side of religions and, unfortunately, many people believe the way the people on TV do.
A couple weeks ago, my oldest daughter, the one that’s moved out already, yes, I’m that old, had a pain in her legs. She did what anyone living in today’s society should be able to do without too much fuss, she went to a doctor… kinda.