||[Dec. 1st, 2004|03:51 pm]
I'm so sick of the general mindset that plagues 90% of the people in my agegroup. The whole angsty attitude, constantly complaining about your life and preaching atheism and acting like you've, got the universe figured out. This whole perpetual state of depression and the emo/goth 'culture', if you can even call it that. For God's sake, grow up. It's sickening to know that there's people who've actually graduated high school with this sort of attitude. These people are wasting their lives. I mean, we've got guys living in the united states, in college, with girlfriends, who still find it necessary to write angsty poems about depression and hate. What the hell else do you want? Stop being a baby and appreciate your life, before something happens that you should really be depressed about. Now, to make it clear, there ARE plenty of my peers that are worth knowing.|
Here's the way of things. I believe there is some grand order or scheme of things. There is a Creator, or maybe the Universe itself has some kind of intelligence and ability to alter things. Fate definitely exists. There is far too many 'coincidences' and 'chances' occuring every day for everything to just be random.
The mere FACT that we exist, here and now, proves that there IS something going on beyond our own understanding. To claim that there is nothing beyond what you see is just arrogant.
However, most organized religions annoy me just as much as most atheists. It's wrong, regardless of what your belief is, to tout it around and act like you know what's best. I don't care if you're a Christian, Muslim or atheist, nor do I think it matters too much which one of you turns out to be correct. If it happens that hardcore conservative Christians turn out to be right, and I go to hell for not worshipping, fine, so be it. That will be my fate, I'll accept it without any anger. But the point is, stop trying to convince others that your view is right- both sides. It doesn't matter. Personally, I'm a lot more optimistic in the way of things. I believe that, if there is an afterlife (which also doesn't matter too much to me), then everyone has their own chance at achieving it. Regardless of your faith. It's a lot more of a personal thing, as opposed to 'read a book, and follow these steps for salvation'.
However, the issue of an afterlife is, like I said, rather pointless to me. if there is one, fine and dandy. But I'm more than happy enough with my life here and now, I'm not going to spend my time worrying about what happens after I die.