Science

I don't believe in God, basically. I respect those who have faith and a religion and I sometimes even envy you as it seems to be such a comfort to so many people but to me it is unrealistic.

I believe that religion only still exists because of how long it has been around for. I have had many people argue against me on this matter and they use the argument that God has to exist because people have believed in him for so long. I think this is actually an argument against. When a scientific theory comes about, it has to be tested and verified by many scientists before it is accepted. But then look at religion. It is not tested or verified and there is little evidence to suggest that there is a God at all.

As much as I do not believe, there are many teachings of different religions I try to live by to be a better person. Loving one's neighbour as you love yourself and those types of things. But then there are some teachings that have turned me away from religion further. For example, the idea that homosexuality is wrong is completely unfair. You can't help who you fall in love with and it is horrible to think that people have been killed for loving someone who is the same gender. I know that in the modern day and age people are far more open minded and homosexuals are accepted more fully but I am against Christianity on that front.

I remember the first time I doubted the existance of God. I wasn't raised in a Christian family or anything but I had been to bible camps and things but because they were fun rather than because I wanted to worship. So for the earlier part of my life, I believed. It was during an RE lesson that I doubted God. Our RE teacher was also the vicar of the local church and he only taught us about Christianity. One lesson we were learning the Ten Commandments and he read from a text book "You will worship no other God but me". For some reason this shocked me. I just thought that I didn't want to follow someone who went by the policy "I'm smart, you're dumb, I'm big, you're little, I'm right, you're wrong and there's nothing you can do about it". I felt as though God wanted to suppress any views that weren't what he thought not unlike a dictator.

I respect all you who have faith and if you want to try and find a religion for me to save my soul then by all means suggest it! I am very open minded and I consider everything before coming to a conclusion but I do believe we are very much like machines and after death our bodies will rot and that's that.

Sorry for making this so long! And sorry to anyone I may have insultes by this. It was not my intention, I promise!

Hannah

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