Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Rant...

For any of those who the Dimwit may offend by this, he apologizes in advance. However, there is a growing frustration within the Dimwit that must be released. In the grand scheme of life, we humans have come up with the term "religion". And inconsidering all the world's religions, when it really comes down to it, a religion is basically an opinion shared amongst a group of like minded people. Up to this point, the Dimwit has no problem with religion. It's when those like minded people (of whichever creed) decide that it is their duty to inform everyone else they are wrong, bad, horrible people for not conforming to said like-minded group.

The Dimwit was recently, and will encounter it again Thursday, verbally attacked by several such people on a public sidewalk and was left very offended. Let the Dimwit say now that he wont be sharing his own opinions here, this is not the forum for such a discussion. He'll also not divulge the group he was accosted by, but he does find it interesting the arguements that were thrown at him at such a rapid fire. The Dimwit does not look forward to facing this same group of people again, but some things just have to be done, and the Dimwit will not be intimidated by the close-minded like-minded people out there. Each religion believes it has the right path, each religion believes the other religions are going to suffer for not being of the same opinion. The Dimwit has seen enough behavior that is incongruent with the words flowing out of the mouths of these groups' believers. So why isn't a simple "Sorry, not interested" a sufficient response? Each person has their choice to make... each person will answer for his choice (depending on their opinion of the afterlife)... why can't people just accept that there are those who are not of the same opinion? The Dimwit has no desire to convince anyone to have the same opinion he has, and is really tired of hearing others try to convince him of theirs.

Alright, done ranting... we'll see how things go on Thursday...

1 comment:

  1. Well said! I don't like being force-fed religion. That's why we picked a non-denominational church and we are happy with it. It's not up to me to determine your place in the 'afterlife'. Didn't God tell us not to judge others? And my favorite, the DC Talk song "The biggest cause of atheism today is Christians."