11
Jun
07

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

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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.

    ~adam

  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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