The older I’ve become, the more I’ve realised that this is what life boils down to. On one hand you’ve got science, and the scientific method, where questions are asked, doubts are cast, scepticism prevails and nothing is assumed. On the other hand you’ve got faith, where science is pretty much thrown out of the window. Spirituality, the supernatural and the acceptance that a personal God is an intelligent designer, leaves the Big Bang theory, and Evolution as wild, unfounded theories and essentially pseudoscience.
So why are there two main fundamental groups of thinkers? I’m of the scientific method, and I will only accept something as true if evidence of truth can be presented. If someone told me that it was raining, I wouldn’t accept it, even if they were soaking wet, until I saw the rain for myself. This is the way my mind has always been programmed. I’m not a gullible sheep who takes things for granted, or on hearsay.
So why do people accept faith as their truth?
Why do people accept that their personal God is the creator of everything when it’s speculation, indoctrination or a wanting to believe?
I won’t lie, religion and the history of religion is interesting to me, as I write about it often. But I don’t believe any of it, it’s just my curiosity as to how other human minds so wilfully accept it. Many religions teach its students from a young age not to question, it just is. Islam is a fine example of this, but curiosity is one of the most important parts of being human, and if we weren’t curious, we’d still be living in caves, not paving the way to intergalactic space travel.
To accept something on faith, and not considering other options, and refusing to entertain proven scientific theories isn’t healthy, and the fact that a large percentage of the world’s population think this way, I’m amazed we have evolved so far as a species. We just have to be thankful that we don’t have a natural evolutionary rival, as if we did we’d be well and truly fucked!