Ok, anyone who knows me knows that I am not a terribly religious person. I have, in the words of one of my friends, that vague, American, I believe in God, but not exactly heavy on religious dogma, thing. So, yeah, I believe that there is a God. But, Jesus as the son of God I’m not so sure about. And, I’m not sure what form God takes. And I’m not always sure he’s so benevolent. Sometimes I think he sits in heaven and laughs at us all.
That said, I’m pretty certain he exists. I don’t belong to a religion, I don’t go to church, and I generally think when it comes to religion people should leave each other the fuck alone. I don’t like being preached to, I think people should let each other be.
And, who, in my opinion, are the preachiest fuckers of all? Atheists. I swear to fucking God, I get preached at more by atheists, certain there is no God as they mock people of faith for being certain there is, then any other religious group. Now, I concede, maybe if I lived down South or something that’d be different, but up here, it seems like I encounter preachy ass atheists all the time.
And it’s so annoying. It’s like, just because you believe something, why must everyone else? And, how the hell can you be so certain? Atheism is as much about blind faith as any religion is. And, I don’t even GET why they are so preachy. Like, religious types I kinda get the preachy, even if it annoys me. “Trying to save your immortal soul..yadda yadda yadda.” But, with the atheists, what? Do they honestly believe that if there was no God peace would suddenly break out around the world? Really? Are they just so insecure about their own beliefs that they need to convince others? Seriously what is it? I want to know, so that way I know how one off-color religious remark on my part suddenly leads to hours of lecture about the evils of religion, and how God causes all the world’s wars, and blah blah blah.
Well, just as guns don’t kill people, people do, the same applies for religion. People, since the dawn of man, just love to fucking kill each other. They want money, or power, or land, or whatever. They want to kill the Jews (seriously, wtf, why is it always the fucking Jews?? So unfair). Or, they hate those that are different, or threaten them, or whatever. And sometimes it’s rational, and sometimes it isn’t. But either way, the end result if usually a giant pile of bodies. And, if it wasn’t religion, it’d be something else.
But hey, maybe me and most of the world is wrong. Maybe it’s really just that pesky faith keeping us down.