August 28, 2006

Religious convictions

Filed under: musings, religion — bardicknowledge @ 11:18 am

Well I have had this blog for almost two weeks now and I haven’t made a single post about religion yet. So this is going to be my sole post on the topic. I know there are a million similar posts out there so lets make this a million and one. Please mind that this isn’t a rant on the subject, just a post for those curious about my views.

Now that that is out of the way, I’ll come out and say it. I’m agnostic/atheist.  Now, I know this is slightly confusing. I don’t believe in God, or in fact any God. But I am not the type of person to try and make others see my views. I’m not an atheist that goes out of their way to other not believe. I suppose you can call me a soft atheist. Anyways, unlike many others that don’t believe I don’t draw my conclusions from the bible. The bible is simply two Gods holy book. No, to draw my conclusions from the bible would be admitting that another religion may be correct which I don’t believe they are.

I instead look around me, look at science and look at the past. There have been hundreds of religions. Hundreds of them! What makes the one you were born into the correct one? No, instead I believe that mankind needs to believe in something to try and make their place in the universe seem important. You may ask how am I different? How do I stand apart from the religious? I’m not really. I want to have a place in the universe. I want to feel wanted. I want to feel the love everyone else had from their God(s).

Instead, I have close friends, and the realization that we are all minuscule. What makes me special compared to the rest of mankind? Nothing but my memories. And even then to say I’m special would demean someone else’s exist somewhere. We all can’t be special, because the word would then lose it’s meaning.

So we are all the same in the aspect that we are all different.

I know I am getting off topic slightly with that, but it works with my whole statement that people want to feel like they are loved and special because they have a personal love with their God(s) when in reality the only want you can truly be special is to mean something to someone. To hold the love on another will make you special to them.

So in an attempt to bring my conclusion into the form of a sentence, I suppose it would be that man tries desperately to feel wanted, accepted, loved all the time, no matter the circumstance and thus creates the existence of a God being.

I would also like to state I enjoy the teachings of the New Testament. I believe we all have something to learn from the life of Jesus. But I just don’t believe we was a God.

Now I will be waiting for someone to rip my idea’s apart. Go right to town. See how much it bothers me. But if you do, post your convictions. I would want to see what makes you believe your way is right or better than mine.



  1. Well I have had this blog for almost two weeks now and I haven’t made a single post about religion yet.
    Geese, what’s wrong with you? Religion is too important subject to not talk about all the the time, as if your daily life depended on it.

    Well snarkiness aside (I’ve been feeling rather snarky today, as other comments might atest), you know where I stand, in exactly the same camp. I could try to prove why my same views are better than yours, if you really want me to. 😛

    Your bit about meaning really sounds like existentialism. I do believe you got your hands on some Sartre though. Another bit to the human desire for love is the hierarchy of human needs. Just take a peak at the picture, it’s pretty self explanatory and fitting with what you are talking about.

    Just a point of technicality (you know I’m full of those), I’d call you a hard atheist, since you stated that God was a human creation. Soft atheism is just the lack of belief, hard atheism is a position that posits there is no god(s). The kind of atheists that try and spread their beliefs are the militant variety, and subgenre of hard atheists I suppose.

    Comment by jetfx — August 30, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

  2. Go ahead Billiam and tell me why your views are better than mine because we all know opinions are a matter of census and not personal realizations or understandings.

    Also do it with more than just the bible to back up your claims since there are many religions that don’t follow the bible lol.

    And yes, I know a little about existentialism, but I haven’t read all the book. I should really finish it sometime. Chris is reading it at the moment.

    And I suppose I may be hard atheist but just not the religious kind of atheist.. You know the kind that treat atheism as a religion and tries to spread the word of no-god to as many people as possible.

    Comment by bardicknowledge — August 31, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

  3. I was kidding since I am an atheist too. It would be like trying to prove red is better than red.

    Comment by jetfx — August 31, 2006 @ 8:48 pm

  4. My red is better! It’s redder and cooler!

    Comment by bardicknowledge — August 31, 2006 @ 11:35 pm

  5. […] Okay, if you go ahead and read my post on religion and the comments you will see that I stated that humans created God out of a need. In the comments, Jetfx posted a link to Maslows hierarchy of needs. Go read the article first about the hierarchy of needs. I will make more sense this way. […]

    Pingback by Human “needs” « Paper Kingdoms — September 6, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

  6. I’m a member from vp.Now I’ve some pretty important questions to ask: Why do we all get fired up when we get to the issue of religion?

    It is because,as a world,as the entire human race,has chose to believe in their respective gods.Religion divides people,don’t you realise?That’s the difference between me and Them;you and Them;Them from us.

    Religion itself is a sense of hope.Only those who’re hopeless will succumb to religion.

    To prove my point,I ask you this.In which country do you think have more people believing in catholism,America or Africa?

    Researchs shows that they’re more people in Africa who’re catholics.Why?Cause they’re poor and on the verge of chaos and death,and religion is there to give them hope.False hope.

    Reigion has indeed became the opium of the masses.The ironic thing is,that no one has even been able to see that.

    Comment by jokerz7 — September 25, 2006 @ 7:36 am

  7. First thanks for the post.
    Second, what the hell is VP?

    Yes, I do realise that religion divides people. I am all too aware of these. But I am one of those type of people how thinks that is one of the stupidest reasons in the world not to get along with another person. THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE IS OURS TO DO WITH WHAT WE PLEASE! Too many people do not understand this and think everyone must share the same views.

    Another , please give us some numbers to support your claim about Africa. It is very possible it is true but I would like to see these numbers.

    As to religion being the opium of the masses, I would have to agree to an extent. All they are doing is choosing a path that gives them peace of mind and allows them to ignore such nasty thoughts of having no afterlife. If I could I would love to be have the bliss of comfort when dealing with thoughts of death. Alas, I don’t.

    Comment by bardicknowledge — September 25, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

  8. i love that metal!

    Comment by sheila — January 19, 2007 @ 12:08 pm

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