Day 19 — What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Well, these topics sure are starting to get interesting!
First of all I am going to say this just once, religion and politics do not mix. Ever. They’re like oil and water. And because they don’t go well together I’ll only write about one.
I have a lot of thoughts and opinions about religion and I should tell you that I am not a Christian and don’t follow any prescribed religion.
I find that in religion there is a lot of hypocrisy, condemning, confusion, and stories of fantasy. Now, while I don’t doubt that some of the people from the Bible existed at some point what I do doubt is the things they supposedly have done. I also consider the Bible to be more of a work of fiction because of all the versions, changes, and because of things that get lost in translation.
I have a hard time believing everything about the Christian religion when much of it is based on the Pagan religions that were around before it.
I don’t think that one religion is superior to another. I don’t think that believing in a particular religion will make you a better person and I don’t think you can pick and choose what parts of your religion you’re going to follow and then simply ignore the other parts because they don’t apply to you at the moment.
I don’t expect to win friends with this post and on the same note I don’t expect to lose friends either. This is simply my opinion and while I respect and understand others points of view I would hope that they would do the same for me.
I felt that I should update this after talking to my husband a bit.
You see I didn’t mention other religions that are out there and this is because I don’t know enough about those religions to intelligently hold a conversation about them. This is not to say that I know nothing of them, just that I know to little to make a judgment call.
I respect a person’s choice to believe whatever they want and to go to the church of their choice. In return I only ask the same.
Respect and tolerance are extremely important in this world and a little would go a long way.