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Religion is not my drug of choice

11 December 2012, 12:11

So what if I’m A-religious

Religious people view you as a dim-wit, a none starter or a cursed being of some sort, simply because you cannot find any reason to believe in that which they themselves cannot explain. They may read the bible, kuran, budhism etc, yet no human alive can really explain religion. It is absolute anarchy when it come to religion. You may give ten people the same passage to read and you’ll get ten varying accounts on its meaning. So now what do we do?

·         Do we A) shoot down religion as the drug of choice for so many who need to substantiate their miserable lives

·         B) realise that there is no wisdom in fighting against their cause for it is they who cannot accept that they control their own destinies, not another being who will suddenly get you the promotion you needed.

Perhaps being a-religious allows one to take on all challenges with aplomb and with the knowledge that only you can make the success you desire or flop into the fail you fear. I cannot for the life in me see why the masses shift their life’s burdens unto their religions masters, when do you intend in saying “ I can get myself out of this challenge “ not, “ If I pray harder he / she / it will get me out of my conundrum “. Religious people sound too cowardly for my liking; get off your knees, open your eyes, stop mumbling about and do the actual act that you have been praying for. Only you can make things happen for you.

I don’t think Bill Gates prayed Microsoft into existence, I don’t think Nelson Mandela prayed himself out of prison, do you really think Warren Buffet prayed his investments into reality and never actually had any logical and deliberate thought into where to put his money? Theirs was a deliberate course of actions which made them the people we look up to today. Yes I understand you as the masses require somebody or rather some being that is supposedly holier than you to speak with you in your dreams and guide your thoughts. I ask, what if that is just your conscience telling you to get out of bed, stop being so afraid of responsibility and do the damn thing yourself? Would it hurt anybody who is religious to say I got myself into this mess, now let me dig myself out? Or would it crush you to say I made myself a success and I am proud.

All this “I’d love to thank the almighty first and foremost” ... what is that, you think Usain Bolt has some spirit wake him every morning to train for 5 hours a day, do you believe Steve Jobs received his will to innovate from a techno advanced ghost? Of course not, all these people willed themselves to succeed, and religious people can do the same, or at least don’t fight us for having a pre-disposed self determination.

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