Can't say I'm the most religious person around. In fact I'm not religious at all so disregard my comments if you feel so inclined however I would like to put my point of view across.
So, I think the bible has some good morals, the whole be nice etc. etc. deal. And I 100% agree with these morals and like to stick to them. I do think that Jesus was around and walked the earth and did some pretty amazing things. What I DON'T get, is why the Christian 'GOD' is the be all and end all?? How many other religions are out there with their own god or gods, Egyptians had a number of god's for example. So what makes the white, christian god so important? I see it as a bit of discrimination and there is little wonder why wars are caused by religion. How come when the main morals in each religion is about how human life is so important and we're equal, god looks after us all.... how come we turn around and mercilessly slaughter hundreds... thousands, of other people simply because they don't follow 'our' religion???
I am very much a person that needs visual and factual proof before I will believe something. I don't just believe something because someone has told me to 'just because'. Yes, I was brought up in a religious family, my parents tried to get me to go to church every Sunday as a kid, my grandparents are deeply religious, we'd say grace before meals etc. But even as a totally nieve 10 year old, I wanted the PROOF that god was around. I didn't get why, if god was such a lovely 'person' and cared for everyone, why so many people died, are killed, are tortured, live in extreme poverty... why isn't god looking after them? Kids that lose both of their parents and have little to know family, where is god then??
How do you explain genetic mutations if god created absolutely every life form?
Where 'is' god, if god created the earth, did 'he' also create the entire solar system, universe and beyond??? How do we KNOW that god just clicked his fingers one day and decided he was going to 'make earth'? Where is the proof????
I'm a bit of a science person, I believe strongly in evolution. There is solid proof for that and if there's good solid proof, I'll believe it until proven, strongly, otherwise. I am willing to listen to opinions, but if there's not hard fast evidence supporting it, I won't... CAN'T believe it. The bible.... who wrote it? How do you KNOW some old bloke just decided one day to write a fancy book? I hope we're all aware that the bible has been re-written a number of times, because the so called 'original' was so entirely politically incorrect and supported torture methods for those who opposed the religion. Hmmmmm.
As for creation.... what's with all the fossil and DNA evidence laying around?? How come human DNA is 98% identical to chimpanzees and bonobo's?? How come there is fossil and DNA evidence showing various stages of human-like apes over millions of years?
How come 'god' isn't coming to the rescue to prevent enhanced global warming? Humans are destroying the earth and god isn't fussed in the slightest? And please, don't tell me enhanced global warming isn't happening. The scientists who are stating that it is all natural, if you look into it, are almost all funded by oil and mining companies. Funny that. Go check out Al Gore's "An inconvenient truth' and let me know in detail how he is totally incorrect if you believe that way :)
Why are homosexual people evil? Why is sex before marriage evil?? Why were left handed people deemed evil?
Once again, I did not intend this post to have a go at anyone who supports a religious view on life. Most of my family is religious and I can understand the concept, and as I originally stated, the morals are very good in theory. But where's the proof?