I’m an 8. what’s your score?
I am more disturbed by the fact that it’s a fancy laminate/vinyl material with more than 30 incorrect apostrophes. Yes, yes, the message is horrible, but…. I can’t even…. the words…. how you make a plural…. it….. FUCK!!!!!
Keep your panties on. Yes, I’m an atheist. No, I don’t put babies in blenders or fuck satanic dildos. (Although, I’m now compelled to search “satanic dildos” just to see if they exist…)
I’m an ex-Catholic, or, recovering cathoholic. I don’t lack morals.
I believe in the greater good. I believe in trying to better oneself to serve the greater good. I believe in doing more good than harm. Try to help people. Try not to hurt people. When hurt happens, experience it, let it happen, feel it, acknowledge it, and let it slip away as you can. Try to love. Try to love people you don’t like. Try to remember that everyone just wants to be loved, happy, or different from what they are. I believe in balance.
And ya know what? I even believe in trying to live life like Christ. What’s the probably mis-attributed Gandhi quote? “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Do I believe he was the son of god? Not so much, seeing as I don’t believe in god. Do I think he walked on water? He had a jewish mother, he was probably just really good at ice skating… :) (That’s a joke. About Jewish mothers who love to exaggerate. A culture thing; not a racist thing. Like how Cubs fan will never be happy cuz the Cubs will never win the world series. Culture thing. And… Go Cubs!)
If pressed, I would say philosophically and morally, I land on “Buddhist by default.” I agree with a lot of Buddhist philosophy, I just choose not to follow it religiously, nor do I actively study it. But when it has come up, when I’ve had Buddhist friends, and when I’ve read about the Noble Truths and Sublime States, I’m hard pressed to disagree. Hence the… “by default.”
And I don’t think that another realm is necessarily impossible. Things have happened to me that I can’t explain.
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
And Shakespeare has a point. But I’m not about to believe in a “god” because of it.
Nor do I lack love. I am loved. I feel loved. And I love fiercely.
Haters gonna hate, but… if you think I’m going to hell (really? you believe hell exists? seriously?) aren’t you passing judgment that’s reserved by your almighty and therefore just sending yourself in that handbasket with me? Yeah. That’s what I thought.
Why did I feel the need to post this? It’s tumblr. The welcoming and safe environment. Not youtube comments. Anyway, hit up my ask if you want to calmly share viewpoints. If you just wanna hate on me or “save my soul,” kindly piss off; I’m fine and I want you to lead a happy life because someday we’ll all be dead. [hugs!]
I am not church folk. I do not believe in the concept of a “god.” But this is preaching I can get on board with.