|1.||My religious experiences (taken from blog)||See below|
|2.||General rants at religion (taken from blog)||Read it Now|
|3.||Free Will||Read it Now|
|4.||Life after death||Read it Now|
|5.||What are these "Atheists" you speak of?||Read it Now|
|6.||Love||Read it Now|
|7.||What is the point in life?||Read it Now|
|8.||Religion: A few anti-christian arguments||Read it Now|
|9.||Life is a bitch||Read it Now|
|10.||War||Read it Now|
|11.||General Rants||Read it Now|
|12.||Free Will (#2)||Read it Now|
|13.||Abortion||Read it Now|
|14.||"Theory" of the Universe||Read it Now|
|15.||What are "we"?||Read it Now|
|16.||The Idiot's Guide to Evolution||Read it Now|
|My religious experiences (taken from blog)|
|Well, I'm sitting here, very... VERY bored, so I've decieded to write about my religious experiences. You WILL be bored out of your (probably tiny) minds when reading this, so feel free not to . and all the usual, I don't mean offense so don't take this as offense...|
I used to be a christian, i believed in God and took it for granted. I didn't take the bible literally and didnt believe much of the Old Testement. But I got a special feeling whenever I went to church and at 13(ish) I decided to be confirmed. I was, and I took the bread and wine, not thinking that it really tured into the body and blood, but believing that it symbolised how christ died for our, for my, sins. I remember in christian union (yes, i used to go) that people talked about being touched by God. I thought how great that would be and tried and tried to let Jesus into my life. He never came.
Then, I read "The Selfish Gene" by Dawkins and at first I thought, nice idea, but a bit far fetched. It COULD have happened but I didn't think it would have. Then I thought it over and slowly it dawned on me that this could have happened and seemed very likely! Almost certain, in fact. I still belived in God at this point, just that he didn't do much really. Then, I started reading other books and seeing such anti-God views (which I thought quite annoying, almost insuling), I sat down and had a good long think about it. I thought, what proof is there for God? My special feelings in church for one. So i thought about these and realised (almost to my horror) that they didn't exist. Any tiny way my body reacted, i magnified it and took it as a "special feeling". Looking back, I find it very stupid of me. So those were rubbish. I wondered if God had done anything for me. I had prayed to him, yes, and the wants had sometimes come true. But might they not have come true anyway? Yes, they very well might have. And then there are the questions of war and natural disasters. Who wants to worship a sadistic creator?
I realised that I hadn't really believed in God at all, just thought I did. My life didn't get any worse, or any better, but i felt better myself, because I knew the truth. I'd thought about it now, and realised that this was the logical argument. Just thinking about it now, I see how hugely unlikely God is. What are the chances of God being real? unless someone created Him of course, which I know that most christians would not believe. I have now become a Pastafarian to show my support for atheism (no dimmwits, Paastafarianism is NOT real). I would urge everyone who is agnostic, or theist, just to sit down, put aside half an hour, and give God a goo long think about. If he is real, you've got nothing to loose.
One famous philosipher once said that you may as well believe in God, because if you don't and he is real, you're screwed. if he isn't eal, well then, you've lost nothing. Fair enough. The only problem is, you cannot force yourself to believe something. You can tell yourself that you believe in him, but surely if he is omniscient then he knows your real thoughts anyway. Would God punish you more for saying what you really think rather than hiding it? I doubt it.
Oh, and before you say it, my morals are just as good (i think...) as any other christian's. They are not in pieces just because I do not believe in God.
One last thing, there is only one offense in the Bible from which there can be no salvation. If you deny the existance of the Holy spirit then you are eternally damned. this is shown in Mark 3:29 - "Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin." So basically, if you deny the existance of the Holy Sprit, your is deep trouble. So sure am I that God is as real as Father Christmas, The tooth fairy, talking catfish and a large bowl of tomato soup rising up and attacking me, that I deny the existance of the Holy Spirit. I advise you to too. I'm gunna need SOMEONE to talk to in hell when I'm eternally damned...
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