This Might Be Controversial.
I am agnostic, another way of putting it would be on the fence I suppose.
Is there a God? The most honest answer I can give to that question is I don't care.
There I said it, I don't care. At this point it wouldn't matter anyway. There are those that would deny his existence even if he appeared in front of them, and there are those that would hold onto their belief in a God even if it was proved beyond a doubt that he didn't exist. That's the trouble with Faith, it denies facts. This is why I am more trusting in opinions and ideas, they can be easily updated and changed.
As Tim Minchen put it:
"Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved.
If you show me
That, say, homeopathy works,
Then I will change my mind
I’ll spin on a ******* dime
I’ll be embarrassed as hell,
But I will run through the streets yelling
It’s a miracle! Take physics and bin it!
Water has memory!
And while it’s memory of a long lost drop of onion juice is Infinite
It somehow forgets all the poo it’s had in it!
You show me that it works and how it works
And when I’ve recovered from the shock
I will take a compass and carve Fancy That on the side of my ****.”
However, that is not to say that I believe faith to be a necessarily a bad thing. It brings comfort to millions, it helps people through difficult times, it gives strength. But when it is unbending in the face of fact and logic, it scares me.
As to my views on God? Like I say, I don't know if he exists. But if he does I would hope that he is not arrogant enough to care if he is worshiped. Or if you eat fish on Fridays, or grow a beard. I would hope he is not petty enough to care what you wear on your head or round your neck, who you love or who you have consensual sex with.
I would hope he would be old and wise enough not to be vengeful or bigoted or to deny someone passage into heaven because a priest didn't splash water on their head when they were a baby.
I think it silly to assume that someone/thing with the power to create the universe would have the flaws of a human being.
Of course, this is only an opinion. I am capable of changing it.
I emailed my story to my brother in order to get feed back and his opinion. He wrote the following: -
My views are
If god is, infallible, omnipotent, omnipresent and above any conceivable thing to the human mind, I think you must be overtly narcissistic and vain to think you know how to please him/her/it.
And why live in fear of something you're not even sure of, why not live now and live well, rather than constrict your ventures and dreams to adhere to a monotheistic doctrine, that has been, altered of many years, by sexist males, bigoted nations and a conspiring church.
To have faith is to have a moral compass and that is fine. But if you build a belief structure upon it, then those morals get warped by power and ignorance.
And if you want to show an outward display of your faith then think on this
Be nice to people
Love thy neighbour
DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT IT! "
Figured I'd share.