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Lost In A Paradise

December 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Millions of people suffer everyday from war,hunger,poverty.4 million newborns worldwide are dying in the first month of life.80% of the world’s population lives on less than $10 a day.Governments are corrupt,money have replaced values.Humanity is going to self-destruct.

Despite these facts there are people who go out and shout “OH WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!!THANK YOU GOD FOR GIVING ME FOOD TO EAT,THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MY FAMILY SAFE,THANK YOU FOR HAVING A GREAT PLAN FOR MY LIFE,THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU’VE DONE FOR THIS PERFECT WORLD”!!!

How BLIND can you be!?To say something like that is very thoughtless,stupid and insulting!Stop looking only at yourselves,your family and friends and look outside the box.Stop praying and do something!

It’s not about God,it’s about us!Forget him for a fucking moment and do something useful.First of all we are citizens of this world, human beings!Leave out all the rest and make this world a better place to live for all of us.There are people out there risking their lives everyday to help poor people.They could live an ordinary life like us but they decided not to.They are heroes.

I don’t believe in any God!I don’t NEED to believe in any God!I don’t claim that we live in a perfect world and that’s because of a loving Supernatural,Superphysical and Super-likely nonexistent being.

Even if there was a God I would punch him in the face! and then I would tell him

“THANK YOU FOR MAKING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SUFFER EVERYDAY,THANK YOU FOR LETTING INNOCENT PEOPLE DIE AND MURDERS KILL.THANK YOU FOR GIVING LIFE TO BILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVEN IF THE MOST OF THEM ARE LIVING UNDER THE LIMIT OF POVERTY TODAY.NOTHING CAN MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE IT IS ALREADY PERFECT BECAUSE OF YOU.THANK YOU GOD!”

Wars,Ιnjustice,Οppression,Αrrogance,Suffering,Divisions,Racism,Violence,Poverty,Environmental Destruction…

But wait…maybe I’m wrong!!Maybe we do live in a WONDERFUL WORLD!!Is it me?Why do I say these things?Have I lost my way?


Science,Religion and Reality

July 27, 2011 12 comments

Yeah that’s kinda true.I miss my old self,I want to re-experience that happy,optimistic kid with 0 knowledge believing that everything is perfect.Yeap that was me,until I woke up from my sleep of ignorance…

Okay,here’s my story

I used to be a believer,not only in God but in pretty much everything,UFOs,ghosts,myths,legends,magic etc…I didn’t need evidence,I believed in these things just because I liked them.About my belief in God..I was praying for others,sometimes for myself,just like the people today.I was going to church on Saturday,I even helped the priest in Divine Liturgy.But I was interested in science too.When I compared science and religion I saw that they were contradicting each other.They both make claims about the nature of reality.The difference is that religion makes unsupported claims while science needs evidence to support something,it doesn’t make claims out of the air,also science is open-minded,open for new ideas,conversely religion is stuck on philosophy and ideas written 2 thousand years ago.

At that point of my life I started reading about other religions,what I realized is that they all have some good and bad parts.All religions shape people’s perspective of the world,which means they control the thoughts and the way of living of whole societies.One common thing is that they all use something like the concept of “Hell”.Why?Because what’s the point of having rules if there’s no consequence to breaking them?This is a scare tactic to get people to believe through fear what they can’t believe through reason and evidence.

After getting deeper and deeper in many religions I understood that people don’t need religion in their lives.Whoever says that life without a belief in God is meaningless and we would kill each other,is just ignorant.Even if this were true, it would only prove that the belief in the existence of a God is what gives meaning to our lives, not that a god actually does exist.Also it’s like you’re telling me that the only reason I don’t kill someone is because of the God,which is stupid.Do cats kill cats?Do dogs kill dogs?Do lions kill lions?No.Do they believe in God?NO!Morality is older than any religion.Is it more moral to do something because you think you’ll get rewarded, because you think you’ll get punished if you don’t do it, or because you just think it’s the right thing to do?think about it.I don’t need to believe in God to know that stealing, murdering etc. is bad.

Then,after all that knowledge I decided that I don’t need religion,I don’t need to lie to myself pretending to know things that I don’t know.This is just illogical.Even though my life would be happier if I believed in God.Who doesn’t want an afterlife?Who doesn’t want to believe that everything happens for a reason?That there’s a Great Plan for him?BUT


Religion makes people who don’t have all the answers to think that they do.Positing a God to SUPPOSEDLY answer a question solves nothing.

“Hey what was that?”

“I don’t know”

“Then God did it!”

So if you don’t understand something, just call it a miracle and stare in wonder? Glad the people who are working on medicinal research don’t feel that way.

……………………..

“He died”

“Millions of Children suffer everyday”

“Don’t worry,it’s God’s will”

To explain it,you have to come up with some sort of very strange excuse for God.

Something like”God wants these children to suffer and die for some divine,mysterious reason”
Then you just push it out of your mind because it absolutely doesn’t fit with your view of a loving and caring God.

As I said before glad the people who are working on medicinal research don’t feel that way.

Imagine:

“Man, cancer kills a lot of people”

“Well, it must be the will of god, no need to try to fix it”

THIS IS IGNORANCE! WAKE UP PEOPLE !!!

Watch these 2 videos,I could publish more but it’s up to you now.

“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance” Socrates

However people of faith need to have so much courage to talk about this. The fear of losing their faith, their afterlife, their social circle is to scary for the vast majority that every time someone educated try to explain them some things they block their ears as they think “the devil” is challenging their faith.

If they just understood why they dismiss all the other possible Gods,they would understand why I dismiss theirs.


The question is,If you want to make this world a better place,will you try to place a conversation about the nature of the universe in the 21st century where we have all that knowledge available to us OR you want to place it in 1st century where people based on they knowledge and culture tried to explain the world(just like ancient Greeks,Egyptians etc did with their religions)

John Lennon’s song “Imagine” is just awesome.Listen carefully to the lyrics and you will understand.

 Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one