I have some respect for people to live by any myth they like, but I'm not going to humour them anymore. All the diverse religions arrogantly believe they're are correct and that everyone else is are wrong (my religion included). They claim that supernatural entities exist, however, there's no evidence whatsoever for that - not one shred. Thus, reason, science, and even common sense lead me to conclude that there are no gods, demons, angels, ghosts, or X-filed tales. If their existence is conclusively proven in the future, I will gladly admit I am wrong.
At this point, most religios will feel compelled to say something about faith. Since faith is required to believe in absurdities without evidence. But I must reject this faith as a destructive departure from reason that isn't a good thing for humanity. To suspend reason by embracing superstition is to delude oneself into a blissful and ignorant fool's paradise, one which history has taught us repeatedly leads to bloodshed. We're past this and we need to get smarter and over it.
So why aren't I content to just leave it be and not blog? I am upset at what I see people doing in the name of religion. I've been left with a hole in my 'soul' for years wasted in an institution. I believed and waited for a perfect time to come while I wasted the time I had. I hassled and witnessed to friends who would alienate me because I thought I was 'saved' and 'above' them. I alienated my family and rejected their love - I still feel crippled inside from 17 years of pseudo-hate, and the beauty of blogging is that this can be expressed.
This is an expression of my thoughts and current researching. It's not really an invitation to debate my beliefs as such, but sometimes I'll have a go. I used to try to argue with JWs, Pentes, Catholics, etc. but they all seem to know their stuff better than I can dissuade them. That usually makes them feel pretty smug, but all it's saying is that I'm a hopeless debater.
I understand that some of us take religion far too seriously and adamantly feel that other people should too. By "take seriously" I mean that Christianity's claims should be subject to scrutiny and then accepted or rejected according to their logic as you would any other public discourse. Fundy Christians, as much as I disagree with them and marvel at the bizarre concepts they they insist upon. God (or 'life') laughs at them and so do I. Thousands of different beliefs... all correct... all lies... always and forever, human inventions.