Journal Entry: Sun Jan 15, 2012, 11:29 PM
Those people that think;
Going to a house of worship to worship makes me a part of that religion automatically!
Just the act of praying makes me religious!
Just saying that I'm a part of this religion makes me religious!
No. No. No. Just no. Stop it. Just stop it. >_____>
Let me just say here. I am atheist, so maybe I really don't know how religion works, but aren't I correct in that it's the belief that makes someone religious?
Clearly, just going through the motions, and doing what someone tells you is right or what you should do, is not necessarily believing what you are preaching.
You gotta practice what you preach. Your religious beliefs have got to matter to you more often than just that the day you go to church or temple or mosque or any other building of worship.
And you gotta actually believe it and be committed to it. Going to church but not really believing in the religion and thinking that makes you religious is like saying putting on a unicorn costume makes you a unicorn. Doesn't make sense does it?
I mean, if my parents were say Christian and made me go to church, I wouldn't believe a single goddamned thing I was saying or hearing. And no amount of going to church would make me believe anything. Clearly this is hence why I am not Christian! Because I don't believe in it! What is the point of pretending to believe in something that you don't?
True belief is about yourself. It's what you think and believe, not what your church/society/family wants you to think and believe. It only involves yourself and your own relationship with your own God or other higher authority that you really do believe in. Beliefs are things that you both preach and practice on your own accord, by your own choosing. It is real to you. And that's what being religious really means. :/
Listening to: The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script
Watching: Happy Together 3 C'8
Eating: Ice Cream