Thursday, March 26, 2009

I've Been Called A Sinner.

I've Been Called A Sinner.
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From the prompt on the blog Mama's Losin it
I don't believe in prayer because...

I don't believe in prayer, because I don't believe in a god. I believe in people, and that we can choose our own paths, and don't need a religion to guide us. I have nothing against people that are religious at all. In fact, I welcome that, because I love hearing other opinions, as long as they are not being preached at me. I have friends that are Muslim, Mormon, Baptist, Atheist, Jewish, Christian, Satanist, whatever. It's their lives, and they can choose to believe what they want to. It's not my problem. I don't pray. I hope and wish to the world.



C Woods said...

Nice post. I like seeing freethinkers come out openly to declare their non-belief. You are in excellent company. On my blog, I published 5 posts between 3/3/09 and 3/11/09 with the names of hundreds of freethinkers. (I even eliminated the ones I thought were rather obscure and left only the names I thought the average educated person might recognize.)
Click on my name to stop over at MY THOUGHTS ARE FREE for a visit.

G. Coppard said...

You and my daughter would get along fabulously.

You're both strong, independent, intelligent young women.

And if there is such a thing a a sinner, everyone gets that sub-monicker. The word "sinner" is used either as a self-deprecation, a tool of eventual self-righteousness, or a way to control others... sometimes all three in the same sentence.

You are obviously not about to be controlled.

Don said...

Your post for today explains your closing to your Jan. 21st post, "My best wishes to Barack, Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama." (This almost resembles a prayer...)

Being called a sinner isn't that bad. I've been called worse.

To sin = to miss the mark (as in moral archery). I miss the mark habitually in life, hence: sinner.

But I do pray, and one of my favorites is, "God be merciful to me, the sinner." (I stole this prayer from the Bible.)

I enjoy your posts. Keep 'em comin'!

Don said...

A fellow blogger's comments today fit nicely with your theme. She writes, "I enjoy reading the background of various religions whether they concur with my own convictions or not. I think sometimes that the only way that we could perhaps stop some of these holy wars is to seek to understand other peoples beliefs......maybe respect the fact that they have the right to believe as they do and allow them to follow their own convictions."

What a concept!

Check it out if you get the chance. (She ends her post with a wish!)

_we_the_pieces_ said...

Thank you to all three of you for your responses!
It's good to know that even though some people might have different beliefs, they can discuss it without jumping down each others throats.
Don, I read that link, and I think that what the author says sums up pretty much how I feel. Now if only the whole world could become open minded and see that....