I’m a non-believer, but I have my thoughts

So what am I thinking?

I subscribe to something I call the “all right/all wrong” theory of religion.

All right-
Every major fundamental religion has a common shared beginning at its core. The supreme/higher intelligence/deity/power of each faith is actually the same. A common god if you will. The founders of each religion had separate and maybe similar experiences with this “god” thing, but due to social, environmental, economic, geographical conditions, each religion developed differently or was interpreted in different ways. Similar to the blind men and the elephant story.

All wrong-
Mankind, for some biological(illogical?) reason has the natural instinct to invent and develop something labeled as “religion”. These faith based practices help explain our existence. They also give comfort, direction and purpose while providing rules to live by. I suppose this is the “man created god” theory.

“Most of the world’s religions tell you not to murder. Some of them will kill you to prove their point.”

The last quote along with the subject of this post were taken from the character played by Alan Bates in the British TV mystery series “Oliver’s Travels”.

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About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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One Response to I’m a non-believer, but I have my thoughts

  1. Anonymous says:

    i really liked the quote! how would you feel if God was a black woman?

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