Asked by the-beautyofdestruction
Devoting faith towards a deity provides no personal gain, it only provides the burden of giving false hope where action should taken. I believe in having faith in oneself, understanding that we have complete control over our actions and the outcome of our future (Existentialism, the belief that we have freewill), although I don’t completely adhere to the idea of possessing freewill as we have biological impulses which can overrule conscious decision making.
When we take on the role of faith, we leave ourselves in the dark. We partake in pseudo empowerment, assuming that “god” will give us strength instead of incorporating it through means of reflection and logic. Those who voluntarily use faith as a means to justify their actions are absorbed in fear. Jesus taught that following him would result in eternal life, inflicting fear in whoever would not follow his practices. Faith is our parachute into the unknown; it doesn’t grant us an answer, but it makes us feel less vulnerable when looking for truth.
If you were to label me you could call me Agnostic, the view that truth values regarding the existence of a deity, or other religious references are unknowable. Agnosticism has been subdivided into a few categories, some of which I’m not in complete approval of. I find that using one word to describe our ideology of faith can be extremely ambiguous and inaccurate.
I don’t believe in any particular religion, though I do respect some more than others. Non-theistic religions I am much more fond of, such as Jainism. I hope this answered your question with enough detail.
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