November 21st, 2013

Bull Moose

Religion's Greatness, and its Stupidity

In the past 48 hours, I have seen on Facebook both the element of religion I found wonderful and fascinating and its aspect that I find downright irritating. On one hand, I am amazed by (and, truth be told, a little jealous of) the ability of others to find comfort, solace, and strength in their faith. I find it to be the most wonderful thing about religion -- especially since I am genetically unable to make the leap of faith necessary to experience such religious joy. On the other, I continue to be dismayed, annoyed, and sometimes angered at simplistic religious babbling in which faith is the answer for everything. For example, this morning in a comment on one friend's Facebook page, another person actually stated we'd have less mental health issues in this country if we had more Jesus. I probably should've just kept my mouth shut after reading that one, but, alas, I couldn't. However, I do have to admit that my mental state of health was much better after I unloaded on that one. So, in a weird way Jesus did make me feel better. Go figure.