I often wonder how a person could live without God.
I’m not asking which faith system is correct or not.
In other words, how could a person live without a faith system — without God?
- If you answer, do so politely. I’m not looking for a fight of any kind with any atheist group and/or individual. I’m just curious.
Is there anything really sacred? Depending on your religious beliefs, you can choose any of hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of answers. If there’s one thing that I’ve leaned from Paganism and Pantheism is that the earth is sacred as the source of food and shelter for humanity while we (“mutant monkeys”) destroy it. The Dutch neofolk band Omnia said it best in two of their songs — Earth Warrior and I Don’t Speak Human.
It’s almost as a hippie revival taking place in Europe where some of the best music’s coming from. In any case, regardless of religion (or lack of) and/or the music you hold dear, we (“mutant monkeys”) should try to keep the earth’s delicate ecosystem alive and healthy.
The following’s my response to a post at Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science website.
“I grew up Catholic, but I had learned to reject Catholicism for its corruption and strange secondary religious beliefs. Said this, I must clarify that I still consider myself a Christian (weird having an account in this site and supporting the Richard Dawkins Foundation).
The Catholic Church has corrupted religion and destroyed many lives (what a strange contradiction from its public doctrine). Someone should stand up to the Catholic Church and prosecute all the child-molesters in it. Do you what they do to child-rapists in prison? Those savages with their twisted code of honor will rape those child-molesters if not kill them. Unfortunately this will never happen as long as its clergy polices its own (corrupt clergy covering more corrupt clergy). Maybe this is when and where an antichrist should come, overthrow the political agenda that protects the Vatican and lynch every single one of those child-molesters.”
Note the latter’s my sole opinion and it’s not meant as a criticism or insult to Christianity.
I guess I can play the part of a die-hard Christian with no doubts about God and fully separate religion from science, but it’d be a lie. How many times must I feel like I’m lying to myself?
I like science. I’ve studied science. I even teach science to my five-year-old as often as I can (huge kick out of tricks using centrifugal force and still working on centripetal force). I take science at face value, but I do understand that all knowledge is flawed. I even like Bill Nye (better know as The Science Guy, Evolutionist).
There were some comments and answers by Ken Ham (founder of Answers in Genesis & Creation Museum, Baptist, Creationist) that made me doubt, but my faith tells me to take it with a grain of salt. Watch the debate and tell me what you think.
Uncensored Science: Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham
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By the way, does anyone know where I can get the transcript of the debate?