I Want To Give This Man A Big Wet Kiss

Posted by: Andee / Category: , ,

Well, since I am officially back from taking time off from things I thought I would make a post about random things I have learned and loved during my time away from the blog.

First, this is a clip from Bill Maher's Real Time. I have to say that when I first saw this clip on YouTube I wanted to find someone to drive me to Los Angeles so I could give him a big wet kiss on the lips. I love this piece of material more than words can say. He also brings up Mitt Romney and his magical underwear, and that is a plus. It's worth the watch, believe me!!



I also want to add this one:



So, what else have I been up to? Tons...

First of all, as most of my followers might notice, I finally came to the conclusion that I am an atheist. I decided that there is no real evidence (note to Mormons and other religious believers: real evidence does *not* include warm fuzzy feelings) that God exists. I am pretty open about it now... for the longest time I didn't want to throw the baby out with the bath water... but there isn't a baby IMO. The baby is imaginary. Just like Santa and the Easter Bunny. It's something we created to make ourselves feel better.

I hope there *is* a God. I hope that we all live with our magical space-daddy and that He parties with our ghosts forever after we die (taken from the Bill Maher clip above). I hope that I get to see my deceased family and friends again after my heart stops beating and my lips turn blue. I just don't think that is likely.

I truly believe that if a God exists He would understand why I came to this conclusion. A God that is all loving and wonderful wouldn't punish people for using the brains He supposedly gave them during the 7 day creation. As a matter of fact, if I were the God that created the Universe I would be pleased as Hell that my little earthlings were constantly learning and adapting... being smart about what and whom they should put their faith into.

I know that there are certain atheists out there that are extremely vocal about trying to get people to "see the light" (something I find ironic because that is what most religious people do too!). I promise to do my best to not get up on a soap box constantly and berate people who believe in God. I think that is counter-productive and it doesn't help anyone. One thing that won't change is my feelings about religion (mainly Mormonism for obvious reasons) and how people are taught to behave and conform through fear. I think people on both sides of the fence get too passionate at times trying to convince others that they are right. Bottom line is that being different and believing in different things and discussing those differences of opinion helps us grow and learn.

I am more than willing to discuss why I feel the way that I do, and debate (as adults mind you) those who challenge my beliefs. As long as the conversation is based on FACTS and not on personal attacks (Yes, strange person who insists on emailing me just to tell me I am a sad and pathetic person... I'm talking about you).

You don't need to believe in God to have morals, empathize with your fellow man, or reach out to people in need. That is a part of me that will never change. I don't have morals because I fear God and what He will do to me, I have morals because that is the right way to be.

A couple days ago my Mom and I were on a walk and I noticed something in a gutter along the side of the road. It was a credit card. Just laying there... waiting for the inevitable.

Someone was going to find it.

Would it be an honest person?

Would it be someone who had zero dollars in the bank?

Would they be tempted to use the card and possibly steal the person's identity?

It's surprising to me now how many people think that religious people would do the right thing and that those who don't believe wouldn't. There are plenty of holier-than-thou Christians out there who have been convicted of crimes like this (and worse). I am not saying that all Christians (or other types of believers) would take advantage of the situation. Not at all. I am just trying to make the point that religion does not a good person make.

Thanks for reading the blog... I am happy to be back.

Andee


3 comments:

  1. Maelstrom Says:

    Very good explanation, a lot of us feel exactly the same way.

  1. [kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] Says:

    YAY! I'm glad your back. Excellent points about atheism.

  1. Andee Says:

    Happy to be back guys!

    I missed you!!