It’s Just One Big Circle.

Hmm, looking back on my previous blog entries, I seem to post about circles a lot. The drunken, “Sir Cul Jerc” entry, and the Digg Arc entry. However, I was just thinking about another circle. A circle that many people don’t notice, but is actually quite important.

In my life, I have realized that, when people feel depressed, and want to overcome it, they often turn to religion. This has been evident with a few of my friends this year. But, it makes you think about what these people are benefiting from turning to a God.

Religion, in the opinion of many, is home to much disturbance of peace, and has lately brought nothing but disturbance of peace. Different religions always seem to have a go at each other, and, as a non-atheist, even atheism is involved in conflict with Christians.

It really makes you stop and think – why are people turning to a God who is only believed in by a few religions? Obviously, this type of belief would cause arguments and the such at some point in time, but why are these people choosing to take their side?

It’s a circle effect really. Depressed => Religion, Religion => Fighting.

And it’s a tough thing to think about. But, as a non-religious person, I really think about it a lot.

Anyone have answers? Perhaps a personal experience? I’d love to read it. 🙂

– Brad


3 Responses to “It’s Just One Big Circle.”

  1. June 11, 2007 at 10:44 am

    i am at a point in my life where i understand perfectly what can drive people from agnosticism to religious belief. i practice it as one of the worst applications of personal weakness. as soon as one gives oneself up to a god or any other fragmented belief, it is exactly that; giving up.

    but humans are weak. many of us NEED to feel spiritually safe, cared for even. it is a result of people being horribly demeaning to each other, and here, again is the positive feedback you touch on. your ‘circle’ of implacable religious pedantry.


  2. June 17, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly, Adam.

    Well said.

  3. December 1, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Humans aren’t weak. They’re deluded from reality.

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