“I believe in God. I have faith.”
“I do not believe in God. I need evidence.”
Is anyone else tired of hearing this from people? What business is it of yours what I do or do not believe in and why does it bother you so much?
I like Twitter but recently my feed has become awash with constant bickering between atheists and believers and frankly I am just bored of it. Yes, I could simply un-follow these people but then I would miss out on some of the interesting things they have to say when they talk about something other than religion versus science. So, instead I thought I would give you my two pennies worth in this little article.
If you have faith in something that has not been proven by any scientific evidence, no matter what anybody has to say, that is ok. If there were proof, then the “faith” is pretty null and void I guess. Who are they/we to tell you that you shouldn’t believe these things? However, if others choose not to believe in the same as you, that must be ok too. It is not for you to judge them for not thinking the same way as you nor should you push your beliefs onto them.
If you are an atheist, the truth is you believe in something too. You believe in scientific evidence. I know some atheists are of the impression that because religions have preached their way of thinking for so long, now it’s our turn. But really, what kind of logic is that? If you can’t beat them, join them and see how that works out?
It is an interesting topic of debate because nobody really knows; that is what makes it so interesting. But it must be exactly that: a debate. I am all for hearing about what both “sides” have to say but it is not the be all and end all. Do not be so arrogant as to think that what you believe is definitely the way it is because if you are a rational person, there is always going to be a possibility that you are wrong. In the meantime, stop pushing your beliefs onto others and instead discuss the reasoning behind what you think might be without putting down the beliefs of others.
God. Science. Both can coexist. And lastly but most importantly: stop clogging up my Twitter feed!