- Nov 25, 2014
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- OKC, OK
Oh, I certainly know the type you were referring to. The only reason I label myself as agnostic is because my brain doesn't really have the capacity for faith. I tried really hard as a kid up through high school and certainly feel no bitterness toward religion or people of faith unless it is being used negatively or for personal gain. I truly value the lessons and guidelines set forth by most religions and believe they are an amazing glue to hold a healthy society together. My great aunt was the most devout woman I have ever known and genuinely the most Christ like person I can recall ever knowing and I have always been genuinely jealous of her conviction. There would be so much less worry if I could see the world through her lenses, but I cannot.Sorry but 75% of atheist I know claim not to believe in God just so they can be an a$$. Most spend their time trying to convince people that God does not exist and that they are stupid for believing in God. The rest of the time they are trying to ban Christmas displays, etc instead of just not paying attention to them.
And yes I know about Muslim beliefs. I have known many and had some interesting discussions with them. On the whole I found them to be no worse than Christians, just different beliefs about some things, and I do not think they have not advanced as much as many other religions.
Personally I do not believe in religion but I do believe in God. I do not feel any one religion has it all right and most are trying to push their ideas onto others instead of trying to lead by example. That said I have known good and bad people in all faiths and beliefs no matter if Muslin, Jewish, Hindu, Christain or the flying spaghetti monster.
So, I choose to live my non-religious life in a way that she would at least be proud of the impact I have on the people around me. I also truly believe the little things become huge things when you do them for a complete stranger.
I see the atheists you refer to the same as a lot of alphabet gender group running around now. They have no real merit in society so they create some made up trait they then try to convince the rest of us makes them superior to us. I cannot imagine ever going out of my way to make someone feel less fulfilled and happy unless those things came at the expense of another. Life is too short and too hard on its own to go around acting like that and trying to make it even harder for the people around us.