G is for god.

I’m not looking for a debate or deep discussion on whether a supernatural power does, or does not exist.  You are more than welcome to leave your thoughts on the matter if you wish – but I don’t intend to get into fisticuffs over it.

I just wanted to see for myself whether I would start to write about it and then carry on given that when I sit down to write I do not always know where it will go.  I have something of a history with organised religion and whilst you will probably have noticed a passive aggressiveness in my writing towards it I don’t think it is something I have fully explored my feelings on yet.

Having got even this far I do not feel my thoughts on the matter are fully formed and I need to work on expressing them more clearly.  They’re more emotions than words and they don’t always make a lot of sense.  Actually, I might not quite know what those feelings are yet but when I do I am sure you will be the first to know.

Until then I think I will stick with my light derision and mockery until I am in a more serious mood.


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16 Comments

  1. Organized religion, like any other belief system or organization can be misused. I acknowledge people have done, and do, some terrible things in the name of it, but in the end I believe it has done more good and it’s made the world a richer place with its beautiful cathedrals, mosques, synagogues, shrines and temples, works art and literature it has inspired and so forth. I feel the same about old religion, such as what we look at as mythology.

      1. I’d say still on the side of good. However, you get some real jerks within it, and some evil people who misuse it. That said, because some people do terrible things in the name of religion, I don’t blame you for being cynical about it. Thankfully, I am happy for those Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, etc, etc, who do loads of good in the world and condemn extremism within their ranks.

  2. I know a bit or two about organized religion … I’ve studied theology, Catholicism, Islam and pretty much a lot.
    Go figure… I write what I write and I like what you write so…
    Okay not getting anywhere… journey is long but I do believe in the Maker. I mean… where did all this creativity come from?
    I think I’ll join you in your point of you cause honestly …life’s too short and we should all just try to get along and live peacefully together!
    Everything else seems to be… kind of… bull? I don’t know… we all have our beliefs and I respect everyone no matter what!
    😒 What are you doing to me!!!!

    1. Its good to share what u know 🙂

      I think its the respecting thing i struggle with more and more.

      I did delete most of the first post i wrote though so i think im still on the right side of the road on such matters still.

  3. I see organized religion as social gatherings with strict rules – problem is those rules can change greatly from one building to the next. I believe in a “power greater than ourselves” (whether that be God, science, music, love, etc) and respect those in most organized religions. I think a lot of it just comes down to the basics of being a good and kind person. I will look forward to the day when those thoughts of yours pour out on the subject.

  4. My Mom was a Baptist deaconess and my Dad was an atheist. You now know why I am the way I am. In my opinion, organized religion gives some people the faith and fellowship they require. Good for them! It’s when religion is used to as an excuse to harm others that I get upset. Don’t tell me that I have to believe in your god. Don’t tell me that other people are bad because of their life choices. Certainly, don’t kill me because I don’t believe as you do. This world could use a good dose of respect and tolerance when it comes to religion, and many other things as well!

    1. I think a lot of the world could do with a punch in the face and to be sent to.its room until it decides to change its ways ! Mostly though i think its still pretty ace 🙂

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