If the world is really going to end I'd like to spend my last night on earth feasting with my friends or dancing with someone I love, but not before I make some last good deeds (I've been much of a slacker in this department lately ).
"Make up your mind/Wake up and fight" W.G. || "I reckon you think you've been redeemed" H.M. || "All music for me is worship of one kind or another" B.
This reminds me of how "the world was going to end" at the turn of the millenium and stupid people decided to stock up on hundreds of dollars of canned food and water bottles because they believed it...haha. i remember watching some talk show and this guy had spent like $20,000 on canned food because oooo HE WAS READY!!! I think I was about 13 at the time and even then I was like, what an idiot.
This is all funny to think about it and if its true, then its true. But I'm not going to drop everything and start doing crazy things like spending all my money or joining a native american tribe or something...hahaha...
...^ i didn't mean i look down on religious people in all ways- i have religious friends... but I highly doubt that they look up to my beliefs at all, just like i don't look up to theirs at all. You are telling me you don't look down on certain beliefs of people? What are your political beliefs?? Do you "disagree with" those who have completely opposite beliefs or do you think yours are superior? If any of you thought your beliefs weren't superior to everyone else's, wouldn't you want to change your beliefs?
Sure, there are religions which are more about "digging into yourself for strength and sharing it with those around you..." but that doesn't change the fact that it is fake, and humans are very capable of being happy and ethical without it.
Many of those religions that tell you to "dig into yourself" are actually more so considered philosophies and ways of life. Buddhism, for example is really more of philosophies and doctrines, or teachings to guide one to directly experience reality..which is rather humorous, considering you said that religion isn't reality and that science is, when many people consider buddhism their religion.
I'm not saying this to try and change what you believe because you are quite obviously already firm in the things you believe, but what makes science such a concrete belief? What is with people who can't seem to ever accept the fact that maybe, just maybe science isn't always 100% right, if right at all. Incase you forgot, not too long ago people believed the world was flat, and scientists even thought that the atom was the smallest thing, but it opened up and they found a ton of **** in there. I'm not saying that a man with a white beard came and created the earth and that adam and eve were the first people on earth; many theological scholars don't even think they were the only two on earth who populated. And as for your political example, why on earth would someone feel their views were superior just because they weren't in agreeance with someone else. After reading what you've written, I disagree with a great deal of it, but I don't feel my views to be superior. Humans don't rely on religion to be happy or moral. I don't know why we need it, but just because someone says it's so we won't feel afraid doesn't mean I'm going to jump on the wagon and totally believe it.
I really enjoy reading things like this....
I went to wikipedia and I always get lost on that site because I will type in one thing....the page will show information and then I will keep clicking on another "blue" word....and I keep going further and further down the "rabbit hole".....
__________________ "when you become quiet, it just dawns on you."