Right, it’s fairly obvious I’m not a believer. There is no man in the sky watching and waiting for you to sin. The Christian Bible, and any other religious text that claims otherwise is bullshit, sorry but it is. You don’t need a creation myth and archaic, arbitrary rules that propagate hate and fear. The universe is wonderful enough without you having to create a magic ghost.
I am not ignorant enough to categorically state that there was not some kind of creator. It is entirely possible that during its ~14 billion year life span thus far that the universe could have created an entity which has evolved to the point where it can manipulate matter on a sub-atomic level and hence ‘create’ worlds or even life. Sure, that is 100% feasible.
They might have even created us and this planet, or at least set certain events in motion that led to us evolving, before they wandered off to conduct another cosmic experiment in another galaxy. This is all entirely possible, a creator could exist. They just don’t give a shit if you are gay, believe in other gods, or want to flip on a light switch during the Sabbath. They don’t care if you make large buildings and fill them with gold in their name, and they don’t want any of your prayers. If there was a creator, capable of shaping individual atomic elements into the complexity you see around you in nature, why the fuck would they need you to pray to them?
Why am I talking about this? Because I see a disturbing amount of people on this blogging platform that put their entire lives in the hands of a made up being. More worryingly, they propagate the myth that simply praying away your troubles is good enough. Specifically I’m referring to those who treat mental illnesses such as depression as something that only god can fix. Actual quote I read today from a commentator regarding someone suffering from depression:
“Only God can heal and help us through all of these traumas that we endure in this life.”
I’m sorry what? In one short sentence you’ve just undone all of medical science history. Only God can help me? That is a dangerous sentiment to spread to impressionable or vulnerable people. I am not denying that peoples individual spirituality can be a healing factor in their life, but to state something so absolute in such a matter of fact way is deplorable.It says fact on it so it must be right
Praying does not heal bones, cure disease, or alleviate depression in the long term. Stop pretending it does.