Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So I guess this anger about dis-belief in Halloween may come from my religious beliefs which equal=0. I believe that religion is more of a hinder than a help in this world. So much bad comes from religion that I cannot even fathom why people involve themselves so heavily in something that no one even has proof of to begin with. Perhaps it is my scientific background that leads me to these opinions, but I believe in fact and truth and I find there is none to be found in religion. In my opinion religions may give a good moral code to live by, respect thy neighbor etc. But beyond providing ethical guidelines the belief in an unknown being seems more of an excuse than a truth. For example, when it comes to the creation of things, I think that explaining a spiritual being as being the creator is simply a cop out because there people don't want to or put effort into believing there is another explanation for it. Instead of putting the effort to figure out logical reasoning for things that happen people turn to god, or some other form to which there is no real proof of. Personally I am strong believer in evolutionary theory. I am a strong advocate of reproduction of the fittest derived from Darwin's survival of the fittest. It is a factual explanation for the evolution of our world. I am currently reading the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins and so far it has made me feel more comfortable about my position in life. Until I entered University I felt like a lonely sole with my views that I could never speak of because being an "atheist" was a bad word. Not only that but in the media hardly anyone expresses their anti-religious views which perpetuate the image of atheism as a wrong doing in our society. Sure there are tons of movies and TV shows about loving god, religious families, etc. But it is difficult for me to even think of one which portrays a healthy, respectable member of society as a non god believing atheist.