Lately on my Facebook I have seen an influx of the “Jesus is amazing!” posts, and frankly, it’s starting to bug me. I have no religious beliefs. I was raised catholic, but I have no affiliation with the church. I’m no atheist or anything, but I simply cannot make myself worship and adore some wooden deity.
Here is what people are missing in my opinion: religion is not supposed to be taken literally. You are supposed to take the lessons you learn from church and apply them in your life. I don’t need to worship someone to realize what is right and what is wrong. I’m not a weak-willed person who needs that validation once a week that tells me what to do. I am a strong female who realizes that, “man, if I’m an asshat, that’ll be pretty shitty for everyone else.” Maybe it’s just me, but I refuse to be a “lamb” led to the slaughter. Churches are essentially businesses, selling you peace of mind, but there is always a price. Wouldn’t you rather make yourself a good person, instead of being told what to do?