people need something to believe. they need something to hope for and look forward to. otherwise, there is no motivation or reason to live. our society has placed a god at the head of all creation. this god is said to save all people when they die and take them to a beautiful place to live for the rest of eternity. people are expected to adhere to a certain lifestyle and set of beliefs to achieve this salvation. we are taught to live our entire life abiding by an all-knowing book. this book hold all the truth of our world, all there ever was, all there is, and all there will be. we are taught to have FAITH in the words of the bible and have faith in this god. we are taught that beyond reasonable doubt we should put our faith in a god we have never physically seen, heard, or touched and will never do so until we die because that is when we live eternally with him in the kingdom of heaven. we are taught to believe this man created the world and all its beauty. this man is the center of earth and we shall worship this man because FAITH and the BIBLE tells us to. everyone needs to understand something. these are some of the reasons i believe the bible is a contradiction: the bible was written a couple thousand years ago. oh but wait, earth is nearly 5 BILLION YEARS OLD. it’s not a theory, it’s a fact. this bible is portrayed as a first hand account of the creation of earth. yeah fucking right. there was nothing but dirt around when the world was created. no one knows exactly what happened with earth was created, and no one ever will. that being the main foundation of every contradiction, these following ones are irrelevant but i will elaborate for the hell of it. the bible says god created humans and that human beings were the first life on this planet. this has been scientifically proven wrong again and again. the facts are that, in a nutshell, are there were dinosaurs, ape species, then ape species that developed into homo-sapiens, and here we are. SCIENCE proves all of this. yet we need to believe differently than this because some group of people along the way came up with their own story to try and explain their existence. they came up with this elaborate and compelling story over many, many years because they did not have the means to actually prove how things were actually created. they were primitive people needing a story to explain why things were. the bible is not accurate. bottom line. and i believe this because i have to be true to what i personally think. i’m not better or worse than anyone else for having this opinion, i have a right to develop my own beliefs just like any one else. i do not judge one who has a different outlook because that is their right as well. we all think different. we are humans and we are the most intricate species to ever walk this earth. and to be apart of that itself astonishes me. i know i’m a good person, i have never had bad intentions. i’m always caring for and understanding others. because i love people. i just truly appreciate people and all their diversity, artistic ability, and intelligence. i believe in love. i believe in karma. i believe in spirituality. i’m curious. curiosity alone is what has gotten us where we are today. curiosity is why the bible was created and curiosity is why we have finally been able to prove that it contradicts. this world is constantly changing and advancing. it’s amazing and so scary all at once. if i’m a sinner because i believe in facts and an undeniable amount of evidence, then hell, i’m a sinner. i’m a sinner, you’re a sinner, we’re one in the same. i know from the bottom of my heart i am genuinely a good person and if that isn’t enough to achieve salvation somehow, somewhere, there is no hope for anyone. i would like religion to be able to be proven beyond reasonable doubt but that’s not how it works. it’s about faith. whether or not you choose to be faithful and what you choose to be faithful to is completely up to you. you have to choose. the truth is, people are fucking terrified of what would happen if they don’t believe in god and the words of the bible. you know what i say? i’m not scared of what i believe in. i can’t be afraid of what i don’t believe in. that’s just where years of questioning, being skeptical, and tormenting myself because of my uncertainty have led me. i said i wasn’t scared of what i believe in. that being so, i’m fucking terrified because i’m left ignorant of what is to come after death. but being scared of never knowing how i will end up is what i have to do to keep true to my beliefs.