Allow me to introduce myslef :)
I am just going to paste my bio here. As the title says I have no idea how to “categorize” myself when it comes to my views on God and organized religion. Perhaps if you take the time to read my bio here you can add a comment to help me figure this out. Though I am not entirely sure I want to belong to a category either. The only thing I can say for sure is am not an Atheist. I actually thought I might be Agnostic, but then quickly decided…no. Gnosticism is just another group think process for herding human beings. Most likely I am a Secularist…but I really like the way Humanist sounds and how it rolls off the tongue.
I have not yet figured out if I am Atheist (most likely not), Humanist, Secularist or whatever other “categories” there are. I know I cannot tell you if there is a single all powerful God, I have never met such an entity and such and entity has never made direct contact with me. When that happens then I will decide how much I will allow that meeting to influence how I live my life and wether or not I need to go tell it on the mountain or just keep it to myself.
I find the idea of a single God rather absurd, perhaps that is why he/she has been ingnoring my requests to take a meeting. No, that can’t be why considering I know many believers who are consistently ignored as well and I have seen via media and current events that even those who suffer great pain and agony are ignored and still die horrible and painful deaths…many times by people claiming absolute faith in God.
I despise organized religion, I have no problem with people who believe in God, Fairies, Leprechauns, or the Spaghetti Monster. I believe your belief in God or any of the “others” should be between you and your God, how you honor that belief should also occur only between you and your God. Religion should NEVER extend from you to me.
I believe it should be ILLEGAL to impose a religious view, religious belief system, religious ideology on children. I believe children need protection FROM organized religion. I believe people should be able to choose thier religion after thier 18th birthday but not before receiving a basic eduction on ALL religions and thier affects on mankind throughout history. I think there would be many many more Secularists, Humanists and Atheists in the world so much so that organized religion would simply dissapear and people would have a much fonder appreciation and respect for life.
I also believe ALL money given to organized religion should be spent on educating every single human being in the basics of math, science, logic, reasoning and languages (the short list) all during their first to fifth year of life. Then their formal aducation should begin. NO money should be spent on churches, mosques, synogogues or voodoo huts. All religious texts should be classified as “fiction” with a warning label “can be hazardous to humankind”.
I am sure I have other views and opinions but I kinda wore myself out.
Oh, I am gay, single and looking for a soulmate…no I don’t really believe in those either but I don’t mind asking for one AND I don’t think my being gay is what causes me to despise organized religion or have a fairly certain sense that their is no God. I kinda think the energy that gives us life is collectively God in a cosmic artisitc kinda view.
If you wanna ask me any questions or simply converse about my view or yours you can message me and if I feel inclined I will respond.