Saturday, May 31, 2008
Faith No More
Lately I have seen many different articles and posts that have to do with religion.
I saw a post from Devils Heaven about this article.
Then I saw this article on msn.
And then Lynne wrote this.
So I thought, "I have some opinions on this stuff, let me share with everyone."
But first some background:
I grew up in a Catholic household. I went to Catholic school from kindergarten to 8th grade. And then I had the choice of high schools and chose a Catholic high school because my friends were going there.
So I went to a Catholic school for 13 years. My parents are (were) Catholic, my grandparents are very Catholic, and most of my relatives are Catholic to some extent.
My wife......is a pagan.
I was baptized, had first holy communion, and was confirmed into the church. But...
I no longer consider myself a Catholic. Most people describe me (and others like me) as a non-practicing Catholic.
I say BULLSHIT!
I do not consider myself an atheist (yet) but rather an agnostic. If someone could prove to me that there is a God than I would believe, but until then I believe that gods don't exist.
So lets examine a couple of those articles I mentioned previously.
First up is the excommunication of anyone that ordains a female priest.
Why? Because women aren't equals?
No its because Jesus didn't have any female apostles so there can be no female priests!
Oh, well that makes perfect sense! How ridiculous is the Catholic church!
I spent 13 years learning about the history of the Catholic faith and why it is what it is and I am pretty sure it was all a LIE!!
And that's why I think the other article about a religious theme park is perfect.
I mean really, what is the difference between Disney characters and Jesus?
One thing, the characters from Disney are typically animated where as Jesus is usually thought of as a human.
But really they are similar.
They are both works of fiction. They have each contributed to a ridiculous amount of money for their creators. And people love them or hate them.
Kids believe in the Disney characters just like some (brain-dead) adults believe in Jesus and everything he said.
Do you really believe that someone can take water and turn it into wine right in front of everyone? Or take bread and fish and make it multiply for everyone??
They are no different than Alice in Wonderland or Fantasia.
Wonderful stories that are part of the greatest works of fiction that the world has ever seen.
Now don't get me wrong. If you believe in this stuff that's fine, just leave me alone.
My sister is quite religious. She is a christian and truly believes that I am going to hell. But I don't want to hear about it.
I am a good person. I am nice to everyone and I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. And many times that gets me into trouble but its who I am.
But I don't believe in a god (or the God).
So does that mean that I am going to hell? I guess that depends....
do I believe in heaven and hell??