June 1, 2010 10 Comments
I’ve been wanting to express my “religious” beliefs in a very brief and succinct way for quite awhile now, and I think I finally managed to do so a little while back. This post is to ensure I have it readily available in the future and to perhaps give any who might stumble across it simply something to think about:
For me, whether God exists or not doesn’t matter. I suppose I consider myself a Humanist more than anything and I try to stick mostly to that. I won’t usually argue against the existence of some divine being but I do feel there is a lack of evidence. Regardless, I simply don’t feel that any sort of confirmed existence on their part would have any effect on how I choose to live my life.
As for my “beliefs”, I see myself as having a responsibility to be a positive influence on my personal community and the world as a whole. I feel that “immortality” is best obtained through leaving a legacy behind of compassion and support for my fellow man and this planet that we all live on. The only thing I care about is leaving the world a better place through my own personal actions than it was when I first entered into it.
If I arrive at the gates of “Heaven” and am denied entry solely on the grounds that I wouldn’t acknowledge whatever God turns out to be the real one despite the fact I put every effort into living what would be a “good life” by any sane social standards, then so be it. I will accept whatever fate is to come knowing that I lived a life that I can be proud of regardless.