Think of if this way....
To those believers of a next life, resurrection or those just looking forward the rapture...
What if those things never will happen? What if all you will ever have is right here, right now. You have to make it work this time, with these people, on this Earth. I believe when you die, you're dead. That's it. The show is over. I won't be around forever. Every single breath is precious. Not single mistake can be re-done in some new paradise or is erased in land with 69 virgins and rivers of honey. You will never have another opportunity to tell your loved ones how you feel.
You tell them today. You treat each person with the respect they deserve. You smell the flowers on your walk to work. You listen to the children play as you pass the park. My time on this planet is so precious; I can’t miss a minute of it. My mistakes are mine, and no one else’s responsibility. This is the only time I will ever have to appreciate beauty.
I absolutely have to make it count.
That is why life is so much more to an atheist.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Let me start by saying I was baptized and graduated from a Catholic high school. I studied religion in school and have read both new and old testaments. I am familiar with dogma, tradition and rituals. By trade, I use logic and reason to solve problems. I have studied science, physics, and mathematics. The application of what mankind has learned over the past two hundred years, using an open mind, reason and critical thinking, leads to one inescapable conclusion: There are no gods, demons, magic or mysticism. There is only the real world.
This blog is a form to share and open the closed minds of zealots, or if nothing else, allow a relieve valve to rant on those things I see as the harbinger of ignorance.
I welcome anyone, any comments, any arguments, anything…. I shall remain open, but so must you. I challenge you … Can you prove god to me?