I think faith in God is a matter of how well one is able to convince oneself of something so thoroughly that there is no room left for doubt. So in a way, super-religious people impress me with their abilities to believe themselves.
I have been told that I don’t have enough faith because I don’t try hard enough to believe in God. That is true - I really don’t try hard enough, I don’t try at all. There is just a general lack of desire.
I’ve always thought that religion would be something of little significance to me in a relationship. Believe in whatever you’d like as long as you’re happy and still reasonably logical.
But what if I marry someone who is a devout follower of some religion? We would both try not be biased in the upbringing of our child, but it’s natural to want to raise your child the way you were raised. And what about baptisms or other such traditions? I think I would just end up making my husband unhappy.
Right. So I’m going to prevent that scenario by only dating agnostic guys, because it would be terrible if I dated a devout something-or-other and ended up liking him more than originally planned, then marrying him, then making him deeply unhappy, and then realising that I had thought about that tragic end at the age of seventeen and still allowed it to happen.
Extreme Atheists bother me as much as devout believers of God. If you can’t prove that God exists, and you also can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, there is no point in arguing about it.
And it would be quite interesting if all the religions’ Gods, and all the different versions of a “higher power,” are actually the same incomprehensible entity.