Can man, unbounded by any form of religion, truly be fulfilled in his life? Well…not really.
It is achievable for any man, women, child, plant, or animal to venture off into his own pleasures and worthless ambitions without the guiding of a supreme being. For those who are not shackled to the chains of religion, realize that the stereotype or title as personifying a certain faith may not suit them. Maybe they find themselves…just being content with the fact that they are living in the here and the now. Neither the past nor the self destined future, does not define the kind of people we are or will become.
Either with or without a God, poses its strengths and doubts.
Through the eyes of Jean Paul Sartre, a French Existentialist philosopher, he concurred, “If there is no God, then everything is permissible, as a result man is forlorn, because neither within him nor without does he find anything to cling to. He cannot start making excuses for himself.”
Humans, being the self-centered, egocentric, power-driven creations as we are, do not want to take the full responsibility or blame for our own faults. Not a big surprise. For some odd reason, we can never own up to all the misfortunes that happen in our everyday life that affect others around us…and therefore we meet our scapegoat, our belief system.
Taking any religion and transforming it into our own personal safety net is where innocence and virtue fade away indefinitely from our mind. To pursue our dark, foul advances in life and justifying them with the preconceived notion of “my religion made me do it” or “it was God’s will” does not solve anything. Most people are extremely naive to the fact that they lead themselves to their own demise through their appetitive appetites and sinful vices. The hardcore, pious freaks of any faith explain their deranged behavior as something that a divine deity would have performed.
No, God did not make you perform a “divine” suicide act to kill thousands of innocent people. No, it was not God who made you mistreat and discriminate others of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. No, wars were ever waged for the pleasing of any God. So to all you teachers who taught of us Manifest Destiny and religious pilgrims who came to the New World and brutally slaughtered our native people…what a sheer disgrace. The forefathers of this nation, and many others from a diverse array of distant countries, have drained their supply of excuses…time to face the facts. You are the villan, you have been the destroyer of many lives, you have brought shame upon your God for all that you, and only you, have done in the history of our world.
No divine power would instill sheer hatred into your mind and cause you to perform horrifying, fatal actions to your fellow-man.
Some of those “creatures” walk amongst us all the time and can never truly look at themselves in the mirror and say, “I am at peace.”
No matter what you believe…do not hide from the truth. It won’t work.
(Revised from a 2011 posting on North Of Mars)