What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.
Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster
Don’t curse the gods; you will feel shame when you have to call on them for help
Tolerance is NOT acceptance. And that’s the problem with ALL religion. It teaches acceptance only for those who believe exactly as you do, and at best, tolerance for the rest of us “sinners.” Sorry. Not acceptable.
Atheism is not against god, it is against the religious establishment who use god they have never seen or heard from to establish their influence over the minds of men.
I do not judge the individual based on their belief. If I were to, then I would, undoubtedly, be no better than the (religious) system that I frown upon.
You live in a society, that always demands you to have a label to define yourself. Now it’s up to you, whether you choose man-made labels like ‘religious’ and ‘atheist’, or your innate natural label gifted by Mother Nature, i.e. ‘human’.
Each mind conceives god in its own way. There may be as many variation of the god figure as there are people in the world
Spiritual leaders, priests and prophets are lamps burning in the dark, seeking meaning for humanity.
There is nothing behind the curtains of religions, people put there whatever their imaginations can fathom