« on: May 20, 2011, 10:15:56 AM »
In my opinion, religion and spirituality is such a personal thing. Whether any god exists or not, it doesn't really matter. What does matter is how it changes one's life (hopefully for the better). Yes, you could assume that these people are deluding themselves, but who cares? If believing in something makes their life better, that's all that really matters.
I think the big problem with religion are churches, which act as an authority. These "leaders" put their own personal spin on things, and speak it as gospel. It's done with good intentions, but it usually will to lead to conflicts in each listeners personal belief. Even worse, they'll change their own personal view to match what's being said. Ugh!....
Agreed; religion is a very personal thing. I don't know any two people who share exactly the same views - maybe the same denomination, but never exactly the same beliefs. There are 7 billion people on Earth; that's 7 billion different religions. Is one of them the "right" one? Maybe... but then what about all the people (and their beliefs) that will be born in the future? Seems like their religions should be included in the pool of possible "right" ones too, making it even less likely that someone alive today is "right". Yet another argument against organized religions.
I guess we'll all find out tomorrow when the rapture hits.