Today is one of those weird days; my co-worker “bob” is desperately trying to convert my agnostic views into what he deems to be morality. Its funny really, he’s sitting there staring at me through the open office door and mouthing the words “I’ll pray for you”… so naturally in a very lady like manner I flip him the bird.
It’s so funny how people misunderstand how good it is to be agnostic. Exhibit A… The “law” abiding church goers sit in a cold hollow building on a Sunday and sing ancient relics to and organ player who most likely is still suffering from a really hard Saturday nights drinking session.
Exhibit B … Agnostics lay in bed until noon, have no moral dilemmas whatsoever regarding pre-marital sex and seem to float blissfully through their lazy Sundays.
The irony of this is no one is really too sure what exactly an agnostic is unless you are one. Picture this if you will a group of people who are not arrogant enough to believe that there is nothing out there that may be beyond their ability to comprehend that works against or manipulates physical law, nor are they self centered enough to think that if such an omnipotent being did exist said being would give a flying fiskabob what you did on a Sunday, or shagged on a Saturday or even what the hell you planned on doing with that petrol bomb.
On the other hand I find hanging out with Atheists to be very entertaining and see their beliefs as not only interesting but factual. They see the theory of creation/the big bang as the moment in time when a singularity occurred, quantum potential then collapsed into virtual pairs due to spatial fluctuation which in its basic form created a spatial anomaly that then set of a chain reaction and BANG… the universe created itself. To them one chemical bonded with another chemical and poof… evolution. It’s a very cool concept and to me that theory makes more sense than a two thousand year old fairy tale.
Simply put there are some things regarding each religion that I agree with but over all there are things I don’t agree with and prefer to find my own conclusions instead of being spoon fed false information making me a brain washed sheep. (baaa baaa)
So there’s poor old bob, staring at me in pity as I stare back in utter silence. I know this is mean but I think I’ll let him have a bit of hope and then hit him with the theory of evolution. A famous quote from some movie about dinosaurs said it better than I ever could “God creates dinosaurs, God kills dinosaurs, God makes man, Man killed God, Man makes dinosaurs, dinosaurs eat man, and woman inherits the earth”
Isn’t that essentially what we are doing? Creating life… artificial insemination, cloning, genetic manipulation etc etc. (I’m off point here)
Anyway, I’m in one of those philosophically correct moods. I feel like challenging bob to a debate on belief. Purely because I believe in fact over fiction, show me a baseball and I’ll believe you have one… tell me that you cant prove you have a baseball and I’ll be like WTF.
My theory on life is that minds are like parachutes, they only function properly when open. That would be my approach to life and its mysteries. The mystery I’m currently dealing with is whose doughnut I just smuggled out of the kitchen, but I don’t really care. The rule of “finders keepers applies”. I wonder if that rule applied when the first man waddled his unsteady Neolithic arse across the savannah and realized “oooo pretty, I think I’ll set up some kind of camp here and plot how I can rule the world”
Duh… all he had to do was invent some story about a burning bush and voices. See in modern times hearing voices and seeing things like that would land you the title of Schizophrenic and land you in the loony bin where a casual stroll will remind you why fanatics get their very own padded cell. But in those days it made you some kind of icon. A rock star of biblical proportions.
Anyway, enough of my torturing you with my view on things, I should probably eat the evidence before the beasts minions rat me out.
This is purely my point of view… I don’t expect anyone to suddenly convert because I make sense. You believe what you believe and I shall continue to believe in what I do.
Just have an open mind when you read this, this is after all, just a blog.