I have always said, in reply, (to friends who ask why I no longer take organised religion
seriously) that I did not previously attend church because I wanted to go to heaven or expected a miracle.
Nothing new can happen, the sun will always rise in the east and set in the west.
But I went to church because it was a community of people like myself.
People I grew up with; friends, neighbours etc who make up the larger community.
If there is a God, and I believe there are many, then they must be concerned about the welfare of humanity.
By promoting the welfare of humanity, we are realising God and therefore advancing our spirituality.
This is why I cannot surrender my intellect or emotions to any organised religion but humanism.
I have never felt as bored anywhere as when I am in church —
If not for brief conversations with old friends.
I don’t think it has anything to do with the priests or prophets or the scriptures.
I can tell there is an originator, when I consider the process of human reproduction.
But I don’t think any religion can make evil men good
Or good men evil, religions may facilitate it though.
There are men who are inherently good and others inherently evil.
When people sing and make chattering noises on the street we label them maniacs.
But in the church, it indicates most profound “piousness.”
I will rather stroll in the forest and listen to birds sing.
“Truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.”