Hahaha, oh dear…. Someone on Facebook asked the question - ate you religious? Do you believe in a higher power? If not what gets you through?
My answer….. /Rant……
I do not believe in God/s, I have more belief that fairies, pixies, and elves exist than any God/s I hate religion and those that take it too far, use their power to abuse kids, use the scriptures of whatever religion they follow to murder and commit atrocities, I know not EVERYONE is like that, but there are enough to convince me religions are no good. I do believe they can bring some comfort to some, but I can’t understanding how otherwise seemingly intelligent people can believe in something that doesn’t believe in us - if you’re for instance christian, how can you claim God is omnipotent - I love this -
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
“Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
I feel this way about all religions, not just Christianity, it’s just the one most folk are more knowledge about. Science has proven we evolved, we were not created, I watched a programme long ago where the world’s leading scientists took parts from different religions that their Gods supposedly did/created etc and they proved to believers of all these different faiths that every single last one was wrong/impossible - like for instance the ark couldn’t possibly have held 2 of every creature, and if it had been any bigger than claimed it wouldn’t have floated/sailed, and I can’t recall rightly now where or what it was, there was some place a god is meant to have created, the scientist showed them what really happened with water flow etc to create the place and yet even with evidence right there in front of them they would argue yeah but………..
Sorry I’m ranting I’ll shut up lmao, yeah totally not religious in the slightest.
It’s music (heavy metal, rock, punk, mainly), that gets me through! Even when I am in bad pain I use music, I can almost have a sort of outer body experience if I get really into it - I love singing and am supposedly good at it (people say I’m brilliant, and I won a competition a few years ago with a national rock radio station as singer in their band, but my Health stopped me being able to do anything with it regrettably), I get goose pimples from electric guitars, certain singers, the piano, violin, music is my “god”, my “religion”, my “church ” I can fly.away with it so much, and feel like lyrics are “taking to me/about me” (not in a pyschotic sense I know they’re not - I.can totally relate is what I mean I guess), and I get carried away singing or if I’m in hospital I’ll mouth the words, pretend I’m playing instruments etc and imagine I’m on stage and that everyone there is connected to the music in the same way I am, and bam I’m not “in my body ” anymore, and dont feel the pain the same - and I’m not a believer in things like hypnotism or outer body experiences etc. But damn I have to admit to this being damn close to one/what I imagine one would be like! I totally and utterly from many experiences believe in ghosts and the afterlife, but not in a religious heaven/hell sense. I do not believe you have to be religious to be a good person, I don’t believe being religious makes you a good person either - and I’d trust music over any scriptures, or any kind of religious thing ever - always!
Ok, ok, sorry truly the end of my rant now! :-o 😅