By MYLO ERICKSON
Something that really gets to me is religion, and the organization of it. Religion has some good ideas, but it gets out of hand once groups of people get involved.
They start going after each other because the other group doesn’t believe in their “true God” or because someone just doesn’t believe.
Those people always forget to turn the other cheek. Obviously they only have one, and it’s not meant to be turned.
Now I’m not saying that religion is a bad idea. Like most ideas of the human race, there is underlying good behind it. But we manage to take our eyes off the ball.
I’m not a religious man, by any means. I personally don’t believe any almighty being exists, good or bad.
People tell me that I’m going to hell, like it’s a threat. I’m not shaking in my boots about a place that I don’t believe exists.
Just because I don’t believe in God, however, doesn’t mean I think other people shouldn’t either. If you believe in him, good for you. I’m glad he helps you to believe in something.
I’m not the type of person who goes around saying that God doesn’t exist because there is no proof that he does. Nor, I might add, is there any proof that he doesn’t exist.
What I do believe is that people shouldn’t tell each other that they’re wrong. People should do what makes them happy as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else.
I realize this runs a bit counter to my previous article that criticized fashion, but, hey, that’s just my opinion. You guys can say to hell with this ugly fat guy who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. (And truthfully, I probably don’t.)
In all honesty, people believe in different religions because they are afraid of death as an end and they hope for something more to come.
I believe in and put my complete trust into my family and friends, because they are there for my day-to-day highs and lows.
People have told me that God is working through my friends and family. I’m sorry, but that is just not the way I see it at all. People are responsible for their own choices in life.
Everyone should have the freedom to believe in what they want. Just don’t tell someone else how to live their life.
Finally, if there is a real God, I think he would probably judge people based on their true character and not the atrocities and good they have committed in his name.
But hey, I’m just some dumb, ugly fat guy.