I understand that this is a delicate topic for most and that is exactly why the title is as is, “Religious THEORIES.” These are just personal opinions of mine, not actual facts, and excuse me if I offend anyone in any way. I would love comments trying to flaw my theories, as this is a blog of course, so let’s blog!
First and foremost, I do respect all religious beliefs, and I have nothing against any religion in any way as long as people don’t try to convert me. If we are all mature enough we might just make it through this!
Why is religion good?
Starting with the biggest one, Christianity. Well here is a standstill between good and evil; simple rules to follow really. If you are good you go to heaven, but if you are a greedy little conniving devil you will most likely be going to hell. I like Christianity’s beliefs because they are definitely simple (no offense).
Second, Hinduism. I look up to this religion for a good reason. Meditation is a key part, along with concentration. I would live to just sit and ponder all day, for it would give me time to truly appreciate what is important.
The only reason I favor Muslim is because I’m a man. If it were for any different entities, I would not swing in this direction at all. I might have confused some of you, let me clarify. In this religion, men reap all of the rewards. I’m sure we would all love to be sitting in heaven with 72 virgins and a river of mine!
Well, Buddhism is one of my favorite religions because it doesn’t have something every other religion has. It has no god! And for all of you who think that Buddha is their god, he is not! He was the first person to reach enlightenment. Much like Hinduism, it also involves meditation.
I favor Paganism because it is original. It was one of the very first religions to involve magic, fortune-telling, and spirits. It has many minor branches, one being Wiccan. They are also responsible for the origins of many Christian holidays, especially Easter.
A very well-thought out religion. This one is special because they were the first to have just one god (Don’t be jealous Christians). It is also less bullied and targeted because the Holocaust, which gives room for growth.
Obviously, Satanism gets criticized a lot more, simply for the fact that they took something evil and turned it good, in most eyes at least. I like it because, like me, they are the outcasts.
I have saved the best for last, Atheism. This is of course because I am an Atheist. My favorite thing about this religion is that the followers have accepted the fact that there is no afterlife; once you’re dead you’re dead!
I am going to whip up some Christian-Atheist debating, and this is because most of you reading this are probably either Christian or Atheist. Majority rules, but if anyone has any special requests feel free to ask.
Is the Bible flawed?
Well, being an Atheist I would believe so, but unlike most religious believers, I back up my theories/opinions with facts. One of the main parts of Christianity says, “…thou shall not kill.” Simple to understand really, just don’t kill anyone. Another part though, says something along the lines of, “…burn down any neighboring villages that believe in any god besides the one and true god and kill the non-believers…” What ever happened to not killing anyone?
What about other religions?
Well, obviously only one religion is right, and what if it were Christianity? Well, then everyone else would be going to hell, right? But I thought Jesus was forgiving? Oh well! Now people might say something like, “he is, but you have to ask for forgiveness.” I can most certainly tell you that a Muslim believer, for example, will NEVER ask for forgiveness. The thing is, everyone who is not a Christian thinks they are right, so no point bothering to get them to ask for forgiveness.
If Jesus died for our sins, wouldn’t we all go to Heaven?
This is also a flaw that I see with Christianity. That is, why bother being good if Christians have Jesus that died for their sins? I other words, a Christian can cause all the mischief he/she wants if he/she just asks for Jesus’ forgiveness. Murder is a deadly sin, but since the son of God has died for us, all believers go to heaven!
If god has a plan for all of us then what’s the point of anything?
See, now this is where it gets really tricky. Most Christians, even Versatile the main blog operator, agreed that God has a plan for all of us. Well if god has a plan what is the point of doing anything, because we’ll end up in the same place, according to the plan in store. You can’t change the future, because the future is the future, and it WILL happen, no matter what. Keeping this in mind, what’s the point of doing anything? We all follow the path that God has in store for us, so we will end up in the same place no matter what, so why bother?
To wrap this up I will say that obviously we do not live in a time of sacrificing goats and crucifying people and slavery, so the thing to be learned from all of this is that life changes, so we have to change religion with it. We have created better ways of living our lifestyles, and different ways of interpreting religion. Religion is good because it keeps people in place, prevents them from doing bad, and makes them stay good. Without religion we would all just commit suicide, because there would be no motive to drive us through life. Religion is great, because it gives us something to look forward to in the afterlife.
Please comment, share your theories and opinions with us, let’s hear what you have to say.
I want to talk to you about stereotypes.
Now don’t go thinking this is a long rant about the general moral faults of our current society. It’s not. This ones more personal then that. I was speaking to a very good friend of mine today, one who owns this site in fact but that is neither here nor there, I’m just proud of him is all.
Commitment. It is one word that can make people run away in fear. What are you currently commited to in life? School? Relationship? Family? Career? In today’s post, let’s dive a little bit into commitment, and what it means to be committed to things that you enjoy doing. I am committed to this blog, and I will explain how so in todays post. This is story number 5…
The Internet is an awesome place. Due to technology, I could be instant messing with someone on the other side of the world. It can help you send your message to the masses, and during your adventure, you will find lots of awesome information like news and tutorials to improve yourself.
Along the way, you meet all kinds of people. Some are really smart, and some are just lazy or stupid. During my adventure, I’ve come across something very annoying as I started to answer people’s questions whether it is from Email, blog, YouYube, or even the hamachi networks. This is story #3.
Last month I had done what was known as the Netbook Experiment. It was pretty drastic, as I have never had done anything like this before. The goal was for the time period of Lent, I would give up my dual core desktop PC, in lieu of using my netbook more. By doing so, I wanted to see what would happen to my productivity, and ultimately the effect on my power bill. The results may surprise you. Let story #2 unravel…
This will be an interesting week indeed. If you ever watched the movie “Minority Report”, you got Tom Cruise looking at all the monitors and he has to figure out which screen to focus on to catch the bad guy? I’m in the same position in that I have all these ideas and I had a hard time focusing on which one to pick, but with last weeks polls the choice was quite clear. This is story #1…
These past few days I’ve done a lot of listening, whether it was friends, family, or just people I interact with on the internet. What I’ve come to realize is that everyone has a story to tell from their own personal experience.
Don’t you hate it when you are at a social gathering, and you are about to tell a story and then your friend or perhaps your Mom or girlfriend jumps in and takes over the story and finishes it for you?
Or better yet, you are telling about a project you did at school or work and you said “I did this and I did that” only to have your colleague nudge you to say “No, he meant we did this and that …”. So you just blush and continue right? Or do you start to collect resentment?
Today is the greatest day of the summer for V1. As I described on Monday, living with my roommate for the past 3 months was almost hell. Today he left for home for good and I couldn’t be any happier.
Above is a picture of “Mike” who is sleeping on the ground as he is sick of sleeping on my couch. As part of good will, I had let him borrow my extra pillow these last two weeks.
Now here is the funniest part of this whole summer ordeal. Mike has started his internship without the employer knowing that he got kicked out of school this last semester. Within the last weekor two, Mike got in touch with school and filed a petition letter, stating that the reason for his poor grades last semester was due to “threats from his roommate” who had written on the back of an envelope “Die Mike” in Chinese.
During that semester, Mike was afraid and he couldn’t focus. Plus, he was able to get from his doctor a notice stating that he had ADD. With this evidence, and beyond my own personal belief, we just learnt yesterday that the school is giving him a chance to come back this fall.
I had suffered this whole summer because Mike had believed he was not going to get back into school until next year some time, and now he is the happiest guy I know. Well, actually I’m happier now that I don’t have to listen to his troubles anymore.
As a lasting farewell, I’m putting up this picture of him so that the rest of the world can feel my pain living with Mike.