I do not believe in god – any god. It is simple; I know that HOPE is a powerful motivator and so did powerful and corrupt people throughout history. They had power and wanted to keep or even get more. They gave the poor hope, dangled a better life after death. Keeping them working themselves into that promised release to the next world. Pushing them to ignore that the life they were living could change with the truth.
There are more GODS that people have worshipped throughout time, and they believed that their Gods were the right ones to follow, before language people worshipped the Sun and Moon. There have been mono-theistic religions, polytheistic religions, and everything in between.
And to be clear, I have no problem with people who find the ignorance comforting. I don’t care how you get through the day. However, when your choice to stay blind, ignorant and let the men that speak for your make-believe friend make up rules that you will push others to fuck up their lives. To impose your beliefs on others is wrong. You only know and can know what works for you. You have no right to assume what others need to give them HOPE.
There is no excuse for ignorance. Don’t let your hope in something better after death to keep you from making things better in life.
Ironic how religions tell us that the way we are born is a “lifestyle choice” – but when the only ones making a CHOICE are the faithful blind followers.