08 January 2011

A Look at Religion, and a Welcome Message

I'll start of by saying welcome to my new blog. This will probably only appeal to a niche audience who happens to share my opinions, but let's be honest, those are the best kind of people.

I was always raised to be religious. Both of my parents are religious, and I distinctly remember sitting through mass, entertained only by a coloring book. And so, as a child, I accepted the existence of god. I eagerly read a children's bible that we had in our home, with colorful illustrations and watered down stories so as not to upset children with their bleak messages.

 Later in life, probably in a desperate attempt to appear rebellious and cool, I was attracted to the idea of satanism. Admittedly, I never was especially interested in it, I just wanted to look different. Thankfully, that stage passed quickly, and I took the stance that many other educated people choose: agnosticism.

At the time, this seemed like the best answer to the question of whether or not there is a god. I mean, how could we know? How could we prove it one way or the other? As it turns out, we can't. However this doesn't make the two possibilities equally likely. There is a massive amount of scientific evidence against the existence of a god, and next to none for it.

 I'll probably delve further into this later, but this is just intended to give a sense of what this blog is about.