RELIGION....... The very word can silence a room, and at the same time this word can make a room explode into a mess of why? Who? What? When? How? And yes and no and if this is so, than why does this happen? And so on...... My question is this; what is your opinion on religion? Any religion. I choose Christianity (spelling)? Since the day I was born, my mother pounded the Holy Bible into my head every chance she could squeeze into our daily lives. You MUST pray before meals son! You MUST pray before Bed son. You MUST pray at EVERY moment for EVERY thing at ANY time of the day. She would come into my room at night and pray over my bed, she would pray as she drove me 2 the bus stop. She prayed for everything and anything. (At least she is not a hypocrite). I was forced 2 church every Sunday no matter what happend. The car has broken down again, no problem. The next thing I know we are calling fellow sheep* 2 give us a ride. We never missed a sunday. The fact that I was forced 2 believe in god irritated me at about 16 when I gave it some thought. But I was afraid of my thoughts. I did not want 2 get punished by the all mighty Lord for doubt. But the questions were there. And they nagged, and picked until I gave up. I talked 2 some friends about it. We discussed situations, and we discussed contradictions. I came 2 the conclusion that it made no sense at all. So I gave up on believing. My mother gave up on dragging me 2 church. (At the time my parents had just gotten divorced and I lived with her in town, which made going 2 church in the mountians very taxing. My mothers van could not make that far of a trip). So there I was, unbelieving, free minded, and for some reason..... feeling alone and empty. It is not an easy thing 2 do you know. Just stop believing in god for 16 years over the course of 16 days. I stuck 2 my new found freedom and that was that though. I did feel afraid at night for a while, not having faith in something made me feel like I was so vulnerable and so frail. But I held 2 it. I gave up on the lord. And I am glad I did. I now feel as if I am better for it. I don't knock religion. It makes some people who would otherwise be assholes, not such assholes........ it can make people great people. Like my mother. My favorite person in the world. Its just not for me. Anyway, I have not written an essay in a long time so forgive the horrid format of this post. Some reasons I don't believe in God anymore: 1-There is no proof 2-The Bible is silly 3-The world is not so great. 4-If you can't go 2 Heaven without acceptin Jesus into your heart, what about the poor souls who have never heard of him? Like people on the other side of this planet who have no idea? Jesus condems them 2 a burning eternity for them not even knowing? Whatever. And some others I don't feel like thinking up. Have you ever tried 2 argue with a Believer in Christ? It is rediculous. No matter how good of an argument you make, you cant win. Example: JF*- You know they found Jesus's remains? Me-Fuck off sheep* JF-No, really. They found them in jeruselam. Me-You got 5 seconds before somebody is out looking for YOUr remains. JF-Hehe, no, they actually found them Me-But Jesus was a spirit, he had no remains. JF-Uh, er.....um... Me-Thats righ fuck head! Now you die! JF-NO NO WAIT!!! When Jesus was on .....earth...uh, he was HUMAN.... but in Heaven... he is a SPIRIT...yeah...HA! Me-911? Yeah some guy just killed a poor kid trying 2 preach the word of the lord 2 him. Yeah, he is dead alright. I...uh, I mean, the guy beat him with bat and ran him over with a truck You get what I mean...I guess. You cant win with them, JF-Did you know jesus loves you? Me-Fuck off sheep. JF-He does! Me-Prove it JF-He died on the cross for you! 10 o-clock news- Another door 2 door preacher has been found hanging from a tree with a Bible up his ass...I don't know folks, could there be a connection? Me-AHHHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHhAHHAHHA!!!!!! Augh, anyway... JF* =Jesus Freak Sheep*= Another mindless drone, a follower of Jesus, like a sheep 2 a shepard. This post was not posted 2 offend anybody. I just wanted 2 hear some of your thoughts. And maybe get some good debating going on It is 4 am here and I have nothing else 2 do. Pathetic life I tell you.