Oh Lord, pardon my French.
Well this is usually around about the time I decide to be reborn if I’m honest.
I wasn’t going to reply to rarebit’s previous religious enquiry as I don’t believe religion is allowed to be discussed on this forum. Am I incorrect in that assumption? I can’t really be bothered to check the rules
I know I kind of raised the subject and indeed I also did it with my Top Gun image entry, so I guess given the way the comments have now progressed I think I will share my views on religion and leave it to a forum mod to pass judgment on me.
I think most parents brainwash their kids, for example Santa Claws, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny. Obviously religion is used to both comfort and control people but I wouldn’t personally go as far as to call it child abuse.
I was raised a Christian although I never liked going to church, and when I was sent to the confessional I would always make up a story to tell the priest, I wasn’t going to tell him the truth, he would have damned me to hell!. I remember once I told him that I had stolen someone’s rubber in class, which was a complete lie.
Also my uncle who lives in New Zealand is a retired priest, and I have pissed him off more then a few times with my opinions on the subject. As a kid my whole family would go to church once a week, but now only my father still attends. Although I suspect he maybe just going so he can get away from my mother for a while.
Would the world be a better place without religion? Personally I would have to say, yes it would be.
Most of us look at new religions like Scientology as just bonkers, and created by a completely bonkers and off their trolley, manipulative individual. However given enough time I think Scientology could become just as acceptable and valid as any other mainstream religion we have today.
Personally I consider myself an agnostic.
I believe all life is precious (starting to feel a little like Gollum here) even more so if there isn’t anything after this live. We are all made from the same stardust so I believe we are all connected. I don’t need any religion to help reinforce those beliefs or comfort me. However, I can see how people in their hour of need can find themselves turning to religion for comfort and solace. Like many I have lost people and animals that I have loved with all my heart, and would have taken their place in a heart beat if I could have. So for me to truly believe that there isn’t something after this life, is to admit I will never get to see them again, which really isn’t something I can honestly ever really do.
When I consider myself, I do wonder what exactly I would want to have actually survive after my death:
My amazing 3d Blender skills.
My dashing good looks and charming personality.
My almost animal like magnetism.
all come to mind, but honestly as corny as it sounds all I can really think of is my love for my animals, friends and my old and new FAMILY
Go in pieces my child.