Truths Are Self Evident

I have always liked that statement. That is what I believe in. I have looked into different religions so that I would have a basis for forming my beliefs and have determined that it is a bunch of garbage with very little supporting evidence of a supreme being. Some things in life would be so much easier if I could believe in god. I choose to believe in good, nature, science, experience, and concepts such as love, happiness, and creativity. I have made it my life's mission to learn as much about everything as I possibly can, and that has been the source of my joy and passion for living. Mark Twain said something to the effect that "faith is when a man is willing to believe in something that he know ain't so". That screams truthful statement to me. I find that as i get older; it is becoming more difficult for me to keep that
" tolerance" for all religions that maybe we all should have. It bothers me terribly when I see people wasting time, money, and energy with rituals and going around pushing the deception on others. I really dislike the hypocrisy that religious people live by. One would think that people with divine inspiration would have a better understanding of what one should eat, drink, nurture, and how one should conduct oneself, promote a positive impact in our world, and have a higher regard for true knowledge and not be afraid to question everything, every day until you die. I believe living things live, and then they die. Simple. I do not discount the idea that perhaps there is something other than the physical world and I will keep my eyes open for that. Meanwhile I want to be the best person I can be, and contribute good things to our world and all things in it.
Kidatforty Kidatforty
56-60, M
1 Response Nov 27, 2012

"I find that as i get older; it is becoming more difficult for me to keep that
" tolerance" for all religions that maybe we all should have. It bothers me terribly when I see people wasting time, money, and energy with rituals and going around pushing the deception on others"

I'm feeling this way nowadays...especially with religious relatives who think they have all the facts and answers haha.