My post tonight will be incredibly short.
I wasted all my blog-writing time on Facebook.
And not doing anything fun, like watching videos of cats, but debating religion.
I know, I know, you’re thinking I’m a complete idiot for even getting into one of “those” talks.
And you’re right.
Here’s my final post, on my own wall, after I gave up on the discussion.
Recently, someone posted a comment calling all religious people idiots.
I jumped right in, because I find religious and political debates hilarious. People get all fired up and irrational. Arguments from the either side aren’t even considered, just summarily dismissed as people wait for their turn to spew practiced points.
But this one left a sour taste in my mouth, and I realized why.
Religion isn’t the evil that plagues humanity as this person suggested, it’s intolerance.
Any time you get a group of people who think they are better than another group, you’re going to have problems. Nazi-sized problems.
This person praised pioneers in science for their imagination and curiosity while summarily deriding others for having the gall to wonder if there is a greater power in the universe.
Yes, bad things have been done by religious people. Religion has been used as a tool to control uneducated masses. But bad things have been done by non-religious folk as well, and other tools have been used to influence people. We could point fingers and cite examples all day and never get anywhere.
Life is short, and it is often hard. A little love, no matter what one chooses to believe about our minute existence here on earth, would go a long way.