What I believe about religion and God has been asked of me many times. I am
going off common knowledge: God is a divine being that is all-powerful and he tests
us by giving us right and wrong choices. Starting with, if He is all powerful and is said he
can do anything, why is there death, why not a perfect planet with no fighting, no death,
no hatred. I have heard and seen people on TV of the genocides and the wars and the
suffering of people in Africa. I have witnessed murders of people close to my family. Is
it too much to ask for peace from the so-called all-powerful god?
My parents say, “I know there is all this bad in this world, but you just have to
have faith and trust in God.” I know there are things that I can’t see that are there, but
God is such a big thing. If God comes down and shows himself to me, I will believe he
exists; however, that does not change the fact that He has not done anything with his
power to establish peace in this world he so called created. Personally, I am not a
religious person partly because in my particular religion, I always have to participate in
activities throughout the week. First, I think it is a waste of my time and why go if I do
not care for my religion, nevertheless, I have parents who are avid churchgoers who can
make me go. When I go to church I hear the same stories that I have heard growing up a
I had a job and I worked very hard, so when I got my first paycheck, my mom said,
“You need to thank God for helping you with your job, you need to pay tithing to the
church.” In my religion we have to pay tithing (religious payment) which is 10% of my
paycheck. First of all, it’s a church that I do not have the desire to go to. How did God
help me with my work? I worked my butt off by myself, and I need to give up my money
for a church I do not believe in.
In this life, all I know is that I am here on this earth, which according to me could have
just popped out of nowhere. I am here and I like my life. I do not know or care what
there is after my life, but since I do know, I want to live according to my morals.
My morals are no alcohol, no drugs, and living my life the best I can. Since God has done
nothing in my opinion, I will hope for the best in this life and the next.