I attended the Catholic church in my youth and think about God a lot. I don’t attend Mass anymore and have developed a skepasism of religious dogma. Sometimes I wish I could push the questions I have about organized religion out of my mind. It would be so much easier if I could rationalize an all-knowing being watching over me twenty four seven.
Don’t the police arrest people for being Peeping Toms? The idea of someone watching my every action is unnerving. We all need our space. What about Galileo’s quote? I don’t want to hang the things that make me human on the coat rack when I enter a church.
We humans are gifted with a marvelous brain. Why should there be limits on our thoughts? The world is not all good. Bad things happen all the time. Life is not simple or black and white – not to me. I don’t want to offend anyone but I’ve come to the conclusion that God can’t be the God in the Bible.
A being that could have created the universe and the human eye and brain can’t be concerned who we sleep with. Also, why would an almighty being want us to praise it all the time? It makes God sound totally insecure and needy.
I wish I could turn off my brain and smile and believe without questioning. But I can’t.