Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

Religion and War, I Don’t Get it

It’s that time of the year, it’s Christmas, the holidays whatever.

I went to Catholic school, raised Italian Catholic, but when my Grandmas died I pretty much stopped going to church and I lost my beliefs at that point I think. Then again I’m not sure I ever believed in an all powerful, all knowing invisible being up there. It would be nice I guess to think that there really is a heaven or at least there’s something after all of this thing we call life. it’s hard to believe that it just ends in nothingness, at least I hope not.

Anyway, the point of this post is I don’t get it, all the wars going on right now over who’s god is better basically.

They’re killing people over who has the better god. Last I checked, in all religions murder was a bad thing, and you’re supposed to preserve life. At least I think so, I’m no expert on religions, but I thought that was a common theme amongst them anyway. So I have to ask why go against the major rule of your god and murder people in his name?

People are being killed, innocent women and children and babies over some invisible being that’s just floating around up there.

That just makes no damn sense to me at all.

They’re killing people over something they don’t even know exists for sure. Yes they believe it does, but they have no real proof, they haven’t met this being, they haven’t seen this being but yet they kill people if they don’t believe in this being. Correction, actually people are getting killed because they don’t believe in the SAME god. Yes they have to believe in this god and not that god, you can’t believe in your god, you have to believe in my god or I’ll kill you. That last sentence about sums up all of the wars going on right now, or at least 99% of them I think.

Again, makes no sense to me.

It all reminds me of children fighting over toys and who’s toy is better. My god is better than your god, na na na na na

With kids and toys sure it escalates but kids figure it out and it usually doesn’t turn violent, or lead to murder and genocide. Kids have a little spat and then a little bit later they’re with each other just fine. We’ve got countries and peoples at war for decades even centuries now over who’s god is better.

If there really is a god, I wish he or she or it would just come down here and tell them to cut it the fuck out already, seriously here, just cut it out. If there is that being out there, give them a sign and tell them to just stop killing in your name already.

We as a species are never going to achieve or reach our full potential until stupid stuff like this stops. Millions of people have died in name of who’s god is better. How many of those dead could have been the next Einstein or Mozart or had the ability to change the world as we know it?! We’ll never know because they never had the chance to realize they’re potential because they were murdered over who’s god is better.

It just makes no sense to me at all, it’s senseless killing plain and simple. If little kids can figure it out, why can’t so-called grownups do it?

Why can’t we just believe in what we want to believe or not believe and not be killed for believing in it or not?

Yeah, it just makes no damn sense to me at all.