Sunday, March 27, 2005

what we believe...

I don't usually talk about religions because that's quite a sensitive issue to some. I was reading random blogs when I came across one which was ridiculing another belief, incidently, one that I can relate to, thus the entry of this post (this post has nothing to do with the other blog, it's just something that came into mind all of a sudden, therefore please don't feel offended by its provocative content). Please do not read if you think you'll be offended.

As you guys have already known, I'm an atheist. I can't remember how long I've been one, but I do remember I've never believed in God since the day I can think rationally (btw, Buddhism is a teaching, not religion). This is further concreted when I took up science, and more specifically, Biology, as my field of studies.

Believing that man evolved from apes is not something stupid. Although Darwin's Theory have several loopholes, at least it offers some kind of logical explanation, if not the real deal. To me, that is quite fitting for my question as to why am I existing the way I am now.

I can tolerate jokes regarding religions, but please don't go overboard. Atheism isn't a religion, true, but there's no reason to ridicule. If you ask me, I believe I'm leading a better life as a person compared to a lot who claimed they are followers of God. I don't need a God to make myself do good deeds, I do good deeds because I want to. At least occasionally I'll be wishing that the world will no longer have wars, instead of those who go to temples and pray for their own wealth. If you say I'm gonna go to hell for not believing in Him despite all the kindness I've shown, then the hell, off to hell I am. I don't give a damn about it. If heaven is full of people like you, I would consider it a blessing to be in hell.

Secondly, please do not ridicule the possibilities of evolution. You hear it everyday, new species of animals and plants and whatever living organisms are discovered everyday. Did God send them? No, it's because of evolution. Whether you like it or not, evolution is happening. And it doesn't happen overnight. It's because of the selective breeding due to the survival of the fittest. Giraffes don't have long necks just because they want to stretch and reach for leaves on top of trees. It's because giraffes with longer necks can survive better since they can suit to the environment. So how difficult is it to accept that we share the same ancestors with apes? If anything, I find the son of God living on earth even harder to believe. Btw, I'm the second incarnation of Emperor Shih Huang Ti.

I have a question to ask. Have anyone ever met God?

You don't have to answer me though. I'm not really interested to know unless you can bring Him out for lunch with me, preferably during the weekends.

I do not blame the blogger for putting up such posts, he probably didn't think it is a big deal. Besides, it can raise a productive and healthy discussion. I'd also like to add that I think Harun Yahya is an idiot, and his scientifically-proven arguments are immature. But I guess you can find similar comments in the blogger's haloscan.

I still respect other religions. I am only asking you not to insult what I believe in. I apologize if I've offended anyone in any way. Please don't send me death threats.


tomatoinc said...


Jason, glad to see you respond passionately about something alas!

I wrote a respond to that post by that halian guy as well..

and frankly, i think writer such as harun yahya only deserves intellectual challenged readers such as halian. Basically it's like reading a book saying "Islamic falacies" by a jewish zealot.

chill ya bro

Livingmonolith said...

it's a wonder his book was published. i mean, is that a fictional storybook or something like that? because his 'scientifically proven arguments' (i love using this phrase) to dismiss evolution are the most pathetic ones i've heard.

tomatoinc said...

i think it's fiction.


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