When I thought I’ve seen it all!
…It’s easy if you try…
Now our freethought of the day:
“There are an estimated 4,200 different religions in the world, and these can be categorized into several main religions. These include Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism, although Roman Catholicism is often categorized under Christianity. There are many smaller yet still prevalent religions, such as the Baha’i faith.”
I absolutely despise the hypocrisy in religion. I was raised Catholic then Methodist and I was always taught “Judge not lest ye be judged”, “Love thy neighbor as thyself”, and “Do unto others as they would have done unto you.” So, what exactly have I witnessed in Christianity? None of it!
You can’t just call yourself a “Good Christian” and then discriminate against different groups of people. If there was really a God, why are very good people dying of terrible diseases like cancer? Why are so many people across the globe living in poverty? Why is there always fighting? Why is there no world peace?
It’s not okay to go up to someone and say “If you don’t accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are going to Hell.” Everyone is entitled to have their own beliefs and people need to respect that. Also, there are over 4000 different religions throughout the world, so how can anyone assume that their religion is right and everyone else is wrong?
It’s our responsibility as conscientious human beings with a heathy brain to question everything. This is how we inform ourselves, grow, evolve, and get smarter everyday.
Many people are so gullible that tend to believe everything that is fed to them through MSM, social media, politics, religion, etc. And they follow like sheep. One of the main problems I have noticed is the mental fanaticism and radicalism in people.
It is my opinion that no matter if someone believes with fanaticism in any god or behaves like an atheist zealot, then that person tend to absorbe the wrong information, create false thoughts, and make wrong decisions.
There are many religions that oppress, spread fear or hope (heaven or hell for example), to control and stop you from questioning their beliefs, and make you follow. Atheists extremists can be a pain in the buttocks too. They think that they are always right because they support their lack of belief on science (evolution).
So you see, having an open mind and being more of a centrist, a free thinker, is always a more conscientious way to live without causing damage to yourself or others.
Better later than never…and fast! Joke goes for the title of my post and the meme.
1. You are very intelligent and NEVER STOP asking WHY
2. You are the pope of your own life: As a free-thinker you live by your own set of rules and NO ONE, not even your beloved mother, can tell you to live otherwise. You came by your beliefs through your own experience and curiosity. You tested them and they stood up to your tests. It’s impossible for you to kowtow to religious or secular bylaws that were created to control people.
3. You understand that there are many ways to see the world
4. You have fun! Free-thinkers don’t take things too seriously when they don’t have to. It’s fun to wrap your head around new ideas. It’s fun to try new things. It’s fun to eat new foods. Life is full of adventures and free thinkers are up for adventure.
I love Carl Sagan scientific life. He was a scientist who, despite his passing on December 20, 1996 keeps on educating us with his intellectual abilities and philosophical analysis on life.
Books, articles, journals signed by several Nobel Prize winners, conferences about science, astrophysics, astronomy, philosophy and more.
Carl Sagan was a passionate advocate of scientific and critical thinking.
“The major religions on the Earth contradict each other left and right. You can’t all be correct. And what if all of you are wrong? It’s a possibility, you know. You must care about the truth, right? Well, the way to winnow through all the differing contentions is to be skeptical. I’m not any more skeptical about your religious beliefs than I am about every new scientific idea I hear about. But in my line of work, they’re called hypotheses, not inspiration and not revelation.” —— Carl Sagan