I’m sorry, I don’t really know how to reply back on Tumblr.
Believing that someone is watching over them does not make them safer. It stunts their ability to grow. It goes against reason and it’s essentially the same thing as having an imaginary friend. If your child has an imaginary friend, you allow it as long as it goes away in time. Imaginary friend continues to exist? Growth is stunted.
If everyone stopped believing, how would the world turn to chaos? Everyone would live their life knowing that this is all they get. People would appreciate their time here a whole lot more. No more holy wars, no more religious extremist attacks and perhaps maybe then people would have equal rights.
I don't understand when people say "pray for Oslo,"
…or anything similar. So, for arguments sake, let’s just say that there’s a god (or gods). Wouldn’t he know that it was going to happen? And if he didn’t, wouldn’t he at least know when it DID happen? Would people telling him about it make any difference? Why would people have to “pray” anyway? Still assuming he didn’t know it was going to happen, wouldn’t he already want to fix it? And if he didn’t want to fix it, why should he change his mind just because a few thousand humans asked?
"Oh, alright, since you asked."
I never really thought about these things until fairly recently. I definitely would pray for people affected by disasters, attacks, or generally anything bad happened. But actually looking at it logically, it doesn’t make sense.
I know it’s all with good intention, but maybe it’s partially because we feel good about ourselves for doing it. It goes back to the idea that nothing we do is really selfless.
Instead, why don’t we just keep good thoughts, comfort those affected and maybe I don’t know—actually help.
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