I've noticed that, on this site and in the gay community in general, people are, in general, incredibly, seriously against religion.
But, as much as I hate to say it, I don't think it will ever fade.
And when I think about something to hard, I tend to write about it.
And that's what I did.
Feel free to write as many angry comments as you want.
Why Religion Will Never Die
A kind of long-ish journal entry by apuffalogic.
Religion, in general, was conceived at a time of immense ignorance. A lot of questions were floating around: about the origin of species, life, the universe, and everything. People were desperately searching for a reason, or a meaning, to live their lives. A gargantuan void existed in our awareness and knowledge of the world around us.
This void, which was impossible to fill with actual fact, was instead filled with popular guesses. These guesses were propagated. These guesses became popular. Sixty-two thousand four hundred repetitions make one truth: religion.
Nowadays, however, where once there was nothing, we now have something. The hole in our knowledge is shrinking. These religions, and their followers, are sounding increasingly irrational in the face of scientific progress.
But the thing is, they will never die as a group.
Because, although the scope of the questions that spun the stories of religion has started to constrict, it hasn't been closed off entirely. And it never will be. We'll probably never know if a higher power exists, or if there's a heaven, or if we even matter enough to deserve one. But people will keep believing that it does, that there is, that we do, because even though there isn't any proof, there's no proof against, either.
Without faith, God is nothing. But it's simply human nature that the lack of faith required will never occur: People believe what they want to believe; they put faith in what they want to believe. And as a result of this, God will always exist, if only in peoples' minds, and as a direct result so will religion.
To summarize, humans are a bunch of dodo brains.
I don't know, that's just what I've been contemplating in my excessive amount of spare time.