Saturday, March 21, 2009

In God (who I think is real) We Trust

Agnostic theism, also known as Spiritual Agnosticism is the philosophical view that encompasses both theism and agnosticism. Per theism, an agnostic theist believes that the proposition at least one deity exists is true, but, per agnosticism, believes that the existence of gods are unknown or inherently unknowable. The agnostic theist may also or alternatively be agnostic regarding the properties of the god(s) they believe in.

I guess that would be a good description of my beliefs as far as religion. I'm used to just saying "I don't have a religion", but then people think I'm an atheist, which is something you're used to living in Baltimore, which is full of black Christians. If you say anything besides "Jesus is awesome", you're labeled a heathen. Understandable.

I started to fall out of Christian beliefs when I was around 16. I started thinking too much and shit and eventually realized Christianity wasn't the greatest religion ever. I was sitting on a bus stop listening to this old lady talking to this broad about Christianity and how Judgment Day is coming and God is going to wipe all of the heathens(meaning anyone who's not a Christian), homosexuals and sinners off the face of the earth.

That's all good and well, but it's just the smugness of Christians that gets to me. I mean, you think it's weird for people to believe in Buddhism and shit, but it's not weird to believe in a guy that died and is now living in heaven and playing as the middle man between us and God. Kinda rude, don't you think? There's a verse or something saying "If you deny me before man, I deny you before my father". What kind of bullshit is that? So if I'm a good person, but I don't want to be best friends with Jesus, he can be like "I don't want him up here because I don't like him"? The bible's stories have to many plotholes in them that I'd rather not argue about.

Religion is an extremely sensitive topic, being that wars are fought over it. My teacher in West African History said "Christianity was silly" and a girl in my class argued with him and then ran out crying and never came back. I try not to question Christianity out loud too much because then people want to set you straight. I'm not saying I hate Jesus or I think Christianity is stupid, it's just not parallel to how I see the world, you know? One of my best friends is an ordained minister and I don't feel like hearing a lecture about the greatness of the father, the son and the holy ghost. I'll leave all the arguing shit for atheists.

By the way, I don't like atheists. Atheists believe that people don't like them because they don't believe in God. That's not it. It's that these fuckers are so arrogant about the fact they don't believe in God, you'd think they had proof that he didn't exist. They ridicule religious and spiritual people for their beliefs, but don't have a good defense for their own. If you ask an atheist "How do you know God doesn't exist?", they'd most likely respond "There is no proof of his existence." So, where's the proof of his non-existence? They don't fucking know. So instead of talking about awesome you are and how dumb Christians are, they could perhaps work on, I don't know, shutting the fuck up.

Okay, no more religion talk. I want to talk about funny shit.

6 comments:

ariana. said...

I understand what you're saying. I have doubts, I think that we should have more freedom. I believe in the some of the Bible and God, I just have to remember it was written by a man in the past, we might not know whether that's the way it was supposed to be translated. Some people don't understand You don't have to be Christian to believe in God.

Super Woman said...

Hiiii Fellow agnostic here...

Sooo your in baltimore and they look at you funny because you dont have a religion...

Yeahh uhhh Try alabama...

I think i MYSELF almost got crucified when my teacher called me out on my religion...or lack there of.

I soon after got comfortable with believing in what i choose to believe in and i guess forming my own religion of some sort. I feel that there might be a heavenly entity...but im not sure...

So im not gonna Go all jesus freak on people...

The Bible....

The Bible is one bigggg fucking steven spielberg Horror flick in writing. like...talking snakes forcinf forbidden fruit on a naked chick? who gets casted out and has kids who try to kill each other?? Sodom And Gomorrah..he KILLED everyone for being promiscuous (Which sounds alot like NY if you ask me). Noahs Arc ..HE KILLED EVERYONE AGAIN the death of Jesus ..HE KILLED HIS SON

Like Christians should NEVER make faces at buddhist at least buddha dont be trying to off his own people and wiping everything completely out.

and Atheists....Yeah they can be kinda cynical, to the point where you wanna find proof that there is a man living in heaven on a throne with a white robe and throw that shit in their face.

Super Woman said...

I typed that the way i was thinking it .... it reads retarded, but it sounded good in my head. I talk like a ghetto Brooklyn chick, so it kind of came out like that.

Rogero said...

you shouldn't worry about it, or even feel the need to justify it, your belief is your own.

Gorgeous Lynette said...

Oh I so understand you. Being raised a buddhist and then my mom converted to catholicism. I learned that people don't go to hell because of who they believe in. I learned that people are saved by their faith and if they believe in a true religion. A true religion is one that boasts goodness of everything and everyone. No true religion is one that says that you must harm this that and the third.

But you could say that you're non-denominational. There's this great church around me that just do praise and worship, if you believe in Jesus Christ.

The bible is a book of faith and hope. Not a book of facts, I hate when people try to tell me that revelations are things that will happen. I hate when people just believe everything in every detail about the bible. BOOK OF FAITH. I have to beat that through somebody. And I still can't find where it's wrong to be gay in the bible. God said everything else so bluntly, where's that at?

Here's something to tell an atheist, if the orange is in my mouth, how do you know if it's sour or sweet?

meaning if you've never tasted it, you wouldn't know.

$port said...

i don't care what anybody believes in just as long as they believe in SOMETHING...this world is far too crazy to think you can actually pull this shit off on your own....