I wrote this reply to a post debating whether the world would be less violent without organized religion. I have to say, I zoned off when writing it and it came directly from my heart. Re-reading it made me wonder if that besides being an Atheist- or even instead of, I'm something else... does what I wrote sound like any particular philosophy out there?
Everything in nature has to have balance.
There is no good/evil part of human nature- it's all balanced at birth and it's only through life experiences and personal choices that the balance is thrown out of whack. Everything in moderation. If one is too loving, it can cause negativity. If one is not loving enough, it can cause negativity but that doesn't mean love is evil. All of those natural characteristics are there for a reason and it's up to the individual to keep them in check.
When one is indoctrinated into a religious beliefs that teaches humans are born flawed, it causes everything to be off balance. They fear parts of their human nature that they are told are 'evil' and are pushed to deny them at all costs while being told to increase the parts that have been determined to be 'good'. Since one side outweighing the other will cause unbalance, they then have feelings of guilt, depression and self loathing that leads to further negativity. It's not until a person accepts their positive and negative aspects of their human nature and seeks to make them harmonious do they feel actual real joy, happiness and fulfillment. Get rid of the ancient, man-made mythology and embrace yourself and your fellow man and only then will we begin the journey to peace.
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 1:00 PM on Apr. 19, 2013
A little Buddhist to me. Look this over and see how you feel
Answer by cassie_kellison at 12:56 PM on Apr. 19, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 2:36 PM on Apr. 19, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:37 PM on Apr. 19, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:52 PM on Apr. 19, 2013
Hindu or Buddhist.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Apr. 19, 2013