Religion is a touchy subject. With several different religions split up into hundreds of different sects and sub-sections. Trying to keep track of all of them can be maddening. Almost all of them believe they are the only way toward salvation and ven those “anti-religious” factions have become a sort of religion in and of themselves as they preach and try to convert believer into non-belief to all those who will listen. In a freakish change of circumstances many non-believers have in fact become more fanatical than even the pushiest of extreme religious zealots or designations. Who would thunk it huh…lol
The truth be told, none of them are really wrong…
How can that be, one might ask? Well the answer is really simple. We are all individual with different perspectives and we have the right to be crazy or sane as long as we don’t hurt one another. The one thing I’ve learned about religion is that, more than anything, it is a support mechanism that people use to help provide them with a little peace or guidance in a crazy world that is only getting crazier. We all have and use such devices in our own life whether we subscribe to any religious designation or not.
We All Have Our Deities
Some people worship their favorite sports teams, some worship their careers, money or power, while other people rely on chemical substances to help the cope with reality or suffering. In either case, they all surround themselves with like-minded people who support their realistic perspective or outlandish delusion. They all pretty much attack anyone who tries to support their perspective about life and how things really should be. They’re all relying using things to make it seem like their life is really OK when in reality it most likely is not… And trust me when I tell you, many people use these such things as a last resort to hold on when they are pretty much about to lose their pudding! You never know when your pretty much destroying a persons last bit of hope that may compel them to give up or cause the completely snap so just because you don’t get it doesn’t mean you should crap all over it!
Almost all of us live in different size fish-bowl worlds that randomly collide into one another. As each impacts one another it either spurs growth or chaos. As we wander around hoping we choose the best path after each collision, it is up to the individual to decide how each experience will shape us, as it is with everything in life. The problem is, many people believe they have the right to impose their perspective on others and foolishly try to validate their own belief(s) by getting as many people as they can to confirm and affirm their perspective. For many of these people, it’s as if they believe that the more people they get to believe what they do the better or more powerful they feel the more righteous they are in believing what they believe.
It’s a bit mind-boggling when you think about it in and of itself. Seeing as if they really have to do this, it kind of proves that they don’t really have faith in what they say they believe in. If they really had faith in their belief and it brought them peace, why would they need to force others to believe? Sharing your faith is a hell of a lot more different the ramming it downs someone throat and telling them to like it or suffer an eternity it the most horrible of circumstances imaginable. Granted, many religions do tell you to preach your faith and try to save souls, but seriously? Telling me I’m going to hell if I don’t accept you or what you believe is foolish. You’re not God! After all, in most cases these people are kind of giving us a taste of what hell is most undoubtedly be like in the process. Talk about ironic…lol
The truth is, most people who claim to be true believers display an alarmingly large amount of personality traits that prove they really don’t understand the message behind the words they claim to follow and believe. Isn’t religions purpose to provide one with a sense of peace? Most religions fundamentally preach peace, love and forgiveness. Yet the majority of the people forcing their message down the throats of others are aggressive, downright mean and openly hostile or very angry. Forgiveness doesn’t seem to be in their vocabulary and they often come across as people who are more trying to be God than share God’s message. After all, according to most religious text, God is the only judge. Right?
You Never Know What You Can Learn Until You Try It
The truth behind religion is you can learn something from just about every religion on the planet and every life experience is a lesson intended to help us grow and understand. We often get so wrapped up the power of the emotions these experiences cause that we often forget to learn the lessons that the experience was intended to teach, which leads to my next topic of discussion that I will cover in my Blog Post — “God never left you” he/she has been talking to you all along. Granted some people need religion in their life. The problem is, until you truly understand and accept that everyone was not meant to be saved you really have no place making other people feel like crap if they don’t see eye to eye with you. After all Jesus didn’t go around shaming people into changing their ways…he led by example. Can you say the same? Marinate on that next time you try to shame or judge another person. Even if you don’t believe in a religion, being an abrasive asshole is apparently one of the largest religions on the planet…and they don’t need any more followers so try not to add to the mix!