"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A lot of people are like 'Why are you so against religion? Religion is about peace. Religion is a spiritual sense of being.'

Don't give me all that crap. I know you only like religion because of Christmas.

Okay, so I'm opposed to religion? You know why? It's backward.

Religion has to change as society changes, or it must disappear forever. Religion has to me more open, more about the aforementioned peace and spiritual sense of being than your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend.

You cannot tell me that religion is openminded and 'so totally not sexist, obviously' (that's a direct quote) when the only female pope ever is probably pure legend and is associated with the Whore of Babylon. Come to think of it, they're all male. The Pope, the Dalai Lama, the Archibishop of Canterbury...Jesus...

Religion is born out of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of science, fear of women. We didn't know what was going on and so we made stuff up, and now we do know what was going on but we're *still* making stuff up.

Religion is supposed to be the cure, not the disease. It's meant to save lives, not destroy them. We have used 'God' to justify so many ungodly sins, and yet we still mindlessly pray as though we know nothing and must trust our destinies to a being that does not exist. Religion is a safety net we've created that has spectacularly backfired.

Anyway, Merry Christmas!

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