Everyone here knows what my blog is about, but this post is decidedly different. I hesitate to even post it.
I just have to say, things like this piss me off. And they piss me off because ............ the person who wrote this has failed to understand the meaning behind the words he/she believes in.
So, guess what. I DO believe there is a God. I do belong to a particular religion.
But you know what else I believe in? What I believe is 100% true?
"I believe in humanity working together to better the world, I believe that science is constantly expanding our knowledge of the universe, I believe in teaching children to never stop being curious, I believe in more than I don't."
Are you saying that Muslims don't believe in Science? Hindus don't want to teach children? Christians don't want to help people or better humanity? Here is the thing, if you are not a part of any particular religion, and all you know about them is what you see on TV, Jon Stewart, or read on the internet, you're going to have an extremely dim view of those religions. Try going to your local church - whatever denomination. Try meeting the people. Try seeing what, on a local level, is really going on there. You just might be enlightened. In fact, you just might learn that children are being taught to be curious, or that humanity is working together to better the world.
Oh, don't get me wrong. As with everything - there are really shitty people that are associated with it. No person and no organization is perfect. They make mistakes. They have people involved that suck. That doesn't mean that it outweighs the good.
But - finally - the person who wrote that picture is essentially saying that Atheists are the only ones who believe in the things written. By writing it that way, he's excluding people who believe in God. That's not very "humanity" working together.
While I may believe in God, I am extremely happy that there are people who DO NOT, because it makes the world a better place!!! Just like the fact that there are different races, different religions, different thoughts, different sexual orientations. Different everything makes the world wonderful.
So, to all you religious people out there - stop trying to force your beliefs on others. Stop showing disdain and judging people who do not believe the same as you. And guess what, for all you non-religious people out there - stop trying to force your beliefs on others. Stop showing disdain and judging people who do not believe the same as you.