Sunday, November 3, 2013

What I do Believe

So if you don't believe in God, what do you believe in? Well here goes...

I believe in a different moral code. My morality is based on compassion, not rules.

I have different virtues and different vices. My virtues include curiosity, tolerance, and even doubt. My vices include faith, bigotry, and willful ignorance.

I am not offended by criticism. I am offended by hate. The only words that should be censored are ones that dehumanize. People deserve respect; ideas do not.

I tolerate the responsible use of mind-altering chemicals, and recognize that those who abuse it need help, not a cage.

I tolerate other people's lifestyle choices, and respect the privacy and preferences of individuals who differ from myself.

I believe that the sanctity of a truly sacred bond between two people cannot be lessened by someone else's.

I do not forgive in the religious sense, because I do not believe in guilt. I make mistakes, but when this happens I don't turn to ritual sacrifice. Further harm to an innocent third party does nothing. It only adds to the total suffering, and does not subtract from the harm that was done. So when I trespass my neighbors, I seek to repair the damage. And when the damage is irreversible, I can only move on, learn from my mistake, accept the consequences, and try to do better, as always.

I believe I am a product of genetics and experiences, set on a predetermined path. I do not believe in free will. Yet I believe we should hold each other responsible, because this is the only way to maintain order for the greater good. Justice is our artificial karma.

I strive to be right, but reserve the right to be wrong. If I am, I deserve criticism, not hell. I cannot seek the truth objectively while under threat to reach a certain conclusion.

I believe it is far better to say "I don't know" than to fib. To assert a fable in the absence of confirmed knowledge is to be a coward of the dark. I believe it's better to embrace the unknown, and march unflinching into the darkness of our own ignorance, bearing the light of inquiry.

I begin with what I can see, hear, and touch. Reality is my starting point. Reality is my ultimate authority. No book or person is immune to criticism.

I do not equate ignorance with innocence. Instead, I strive for knowledge and understanding, to better myself.

I associate with the atheist community, but we have no leader; we are headless, but not mindless. Total submission is not an option, so we must each bear the burden of the responsibility to think. Thus, our intellect is decentralized and distributed, yet in total we move as one, because an honest pursuit of truth tends to lead to unanimous conclusions.

If I were in charge of things, religious people would still have the freedom of religion. They would still enjoy all the same rights except one: they would not have the right to force others to conform to their ways. My freedom ends where yours begins, and vice-versa.


  1. Haven't HERD 'bout the WARNING? Figures. The mainstream media won't touch it: if Orlando wasn't proof enough, dunno how to prove evil exists...

    The Warning from Almighty God WILL happen - dunno when - yet, it WILL effect the whole, wide, world precisely because Almighty God DOES NOT wanna lose any of us: we all sIn, capital I; God loves all of U.S... even Isis. But, yet, it's what WE MORTALS do with our lives that determines where: free-will. Why did sHe make us if He didn't love us? If you DON'T wanna be a part of His wild-Kingdome, child, He aint gonna force you. Remember? Up or down? Only 2 realms after our demise, dear, and 1 of em aint too cool?

    The Warning will be about 20ish minutes, showing a supremely ugly picture of Hell; Purgatory (state of waiting for those who died in a state of grace depending on how grave our sins); Seventh-Heaven where, for all those who repent in the ••SIX WEEKS!•• will git a chance to reside in His Kingdom...

    Yes, dear, the Warning shall effect this sinfull mortal, too, for I'm not unlike you; I'm a sinner: born when John Travolta and Abba had their debut. See if you can't connect the dots <-to-> Seventh-Heaven.

    Love you, girl.
    Pray for me.
    I'll pray for you.
    Meet me Upstairs.

    PS ---> ISLAM IS EVIL <---
    the only religion which explicitly DENIES Jesus' Divinity and, thus, a faith which breeds hatred, division, and antichrist. Exactly why the left loves Islam: they're lost... just like Islam.

    1. Mortal humanity's body has this strange duality: a physical person which, after you croak, we're placed in a cemetary... yet, an INDELIBLE soul which never dies and ascends to Seventh-Heaven to await our Divine Judgement. If you're an athiest? Guess what? We STILL! gotta face the same Divine Judgement with or without a trial (which means you might be sent to Hell without a hearing). Bummer. So it doesn't matter if you're a mortal atheist, denying and condemning God - we must perish regardless, Up or down.

      Here's the Good News, pops; here's what I'd suggest: drop allah your whorizontal views and guh-roove-on-over to the Son. Why? My head injury has taught this sinfull mortal there's a 'rope' to Heaven; if we clutter that stairway into Seventh-Heaven with cash, cars, clothes, calumny, condumbs, contempt for God Who made U.S., etc... what we do/think has eternal effects, dude.

      But, alas! O poor, poor Yorick!! A great number of peeple have given their INDELIBLE souls any number of mortal wounds by their belief in the transitory; thus, if they aint sorry for having offended God whom we shall ALL haveta meet someday, who wont have any gods before Him, we'll die an eternal death by never believing in a realm of unending love.