I’ve recently committed to my lack of any religious belief, and almost immediately experienced a tremendous relief, like taking a deep breath of air after an extended duration under water. Since fully purging all notions of a divine being, I’ve felt much more at peace with myself and much more tolerant of… well, everything! With the exception of religion.
I have done a lot of thinking during my new self discovery. And a lot of reading. Initially, I thought, “Why do I care if someone else has faith, if it helps them be a better person, and they’re not hurting anyone?” The further my eyes opened, the evidence of the destructive nature of religion became clearer, and it is much more expansive than I had imagined. Then I learned that there are adults who firmly believe that this country was founded as a Christian Nation, despite the best efforts of the founders to escape religious persecution and keep a wall between Church and State. I am frightfully concerned that these adults are the politicians that are making decisions for this country.
This is 2012, and we are regressing to the dark ages. We are quickly approaching the Earth’s maximum occupancy limit, and the lawmakers are trying to prevent birth control. We are destroying the planet with our pollution, but they dismiss global warming as a silly made-up story. They believe that we are allowed to destroy the planet, because it’s only a temporary holding cell until their savior comes to pick them up for the great homecoming in the sky. Schools are being told science & evolution are nonsense without any conclusive evidence, and that we should teach our children creationism instead. This is a pandemic of lunacy, and it needs to stop.
I am choosing to do what I can to bring common sense and reason back into fashion. I am choosing to end my own silly superstitions, and work on achieving goals, rather than hoping and wishing for them to come true. I am choosing to live my own life, minus the god.