If I had to label myself as anything I would consider myself agnostic. I don’t know what I believe in, but I know a couple things for sure. I don’t think everything happens for a reason, I don’t believe there’s a good reason behind the holocaust, or that there’s a good reason behind children getting diagnosed with cancer everyday. I don’t believe that only “God” can save me. I believe everyone can save themselves. I believe there’s too much evidence about evolution to actually believe in bullshit like Adam and Eve. I believe that if the Christian God is real, he’s a real dick. Do you know how much rape/incest/murder is in the Bible, well I can tell you it’s too much. I think Piper Chapman from Orange is The New Black puts it nicely. “I believe in science. I believe in evolution. I believe in Nate Silver and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Christopher Hitchens. Although I do admit he could be a kind of an asshole. I cannot get behind some supreme being who weighs in on the Tony Awards while a million people get whacked with machetes. I don’t believe a billion Indians are going to hell. I don’t think we get cancer to learn life lessons, and I don’t believe that people die young because God needs another angel. I think it’s just bullshit, and on some level, I think we all know that, I mean, don’t you?… Look I understand that religion makes it easier to deal with all of the random shitty things that happen to us. And I wish I could get on that ride, I’m sure I would be happier. But I can’t . Feeling aren’t enough. I need it to be real”
Amen Piper, Amen.