I remember a time when the thought of not believing in God was ‘alu’, an abomination. It was heresy. Saying that out loud could earn you a slap from your mother. Sure, not everybody agreed as to how to actually worship Him or the exact way to. There were Christians and muslims and even traditional idol worshippers; but all of these people believed in one supreme God. The Christians too had and still have different dominations with different doctrinal beliefs but they all agreed that there is a God.
In this age now, it’s becoming quite normal to see atheists and people that call themselves ‘freethinkers’ whatever that means. These people believe that they see ‘the light’ and that they are way smarter than all these religious people. They think that religion is an idea that has been passed on from generation to generation; that it’s a fraud that religious leaders use to earn themselves quick money. They feel…dare I say superior and quite learned and shake their head at us religious folks with pity coz we’re so ‘ignorant’. Now being one of those “ignorant” people that believe in God, I can only try to convince them that God is, but I do refuse to argue about it.
The truth is that the reason so many people are beginning to not believe in God is quite simple, it’s easy. It’s so easy to not believe in God. It makes you unafraid of repercussions. You don’t fear heaven or hell, or that you’ll have to pay for your sins. Not believing in God makes you able to live the kind of life you want. It helps you quiet that niggling little voice in your head that tells you what you’re doing is wrong. It helps you leave a carefree life, a life where the only person you answer to is yourself. You can lie and steal and cheat without having to feel any guilt or go down on your knees and beg for forgiveness.
Another reason a lot of people choose not to believe in God is because of unanswered prayers. There comes a certain point in your life that things seem to be going from bad to worse to even worse and you just think to yourself that if there really was a God, then He wouldn’t allow things to get to that point. If you’re in this category, you really need to reconsider.
Anyway, I don’t mean to be insulting, but I do feel that to not believe in God is cowardly, but who am I to judge? And it’s your life anyway, right?
Lots of love from me to you.