For those of us who do not believe in god or are not sure of our faith, what is the purpose of our lives and how do we find happiness?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

What do THEY know

This is not Religion bashing but it kinda makes you wonder. If you truly believe that God is your saviour and that following your faith and religion is the path to salvation and eternal bliss, them don't you think you would want to know everything about the religion that you put your faith into, I would. But that does not seem to be the case. A recent study shows that "Nearly half of all Catholics surveyed did not know their church teaches that the bread and wine in Communion actually become the body and blood of Christ."  Also "More than half of Protestants could not identify Martin Luther as the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation."

I think that if people truly believed that religion was the answer then this would not be the case. But it is easier to just not think about it. People use god as a crutch to fall on when they are not happy with their lives. That is one of the reasons that I ask "What do you want out of life" if we can all find happiness then maybe people can take a look at religion and say "You know I don't need you any more, I can be happy on my own"

More on that poll here

10 comments:

  1. more than half of christians who are against homosexuality can identify the biblical passages that condemns homosexuality, and when you point it out to them, they find some excuse why they don't adhere to the condemnations of other things, like shellfish, that appear with it...

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  2. I think a lot of those that follow any religion just do so because that is how they are raised, and I have noticed that those that are actually converted to a new religion seem to know much more about the religion than those that have been practicing for their entire life. Of course I do agree that if you say you believe in something you should take the time to study it and find why you believe it and if that reason is even valid.

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  3. the religious advertising on your page is cracking me up!

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  4. i finally told my mom i was an atheist. its strange because she was more okay with my brother coming out as being gay than me coming out as an atheist.

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  5. no one should follow organized religion. Dont be a sheeple

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  6. I appreciate your unbiased views here

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  7. i'm not christian, atheist or agnostic or anything for that matter. i'm just simple not affiliated with religion what so ever. in my mind, every religion is a waste of time.

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