Nocturne1Op9about 1 year ago
I always feel uncomfortable, when I come to visit the States, to be asked at least once a day "do you believe in God?" I think it's my business, and I don't need people interfering with this very private thought. It is such a hard question that we don't need ready-made answers offered by people who cannot think for themselves and believe in God only because they SUPPOSE 90% of the population think so.
I don't believe there is a God who will take the trouble to select my precious little self when there are milliards of other human beings more in need of help on this planet, whatever their religion. And when you start to consider that there are millions of galaxies in the universe, the idea of a God watching every individual becomes ridiculous.
On the other hand I cannot deny that there IS a Universe, which is the main argument of believers: God created the universe, or else who created the universe?
So I am in doubt, and I had to create my own religion: No God is going to help me, but I can help myself. Being bad won't take me to hell, but my guilty feelings will ruin my happiness on this earth. In the same way if I act good, I'll feel good and happy.
I don't think one faces nihilism when you become an atheist, it's quite the opposite.
I have too many flaws to be a buddhist, but I think they are on the right way.