What Slow Religion Is

It’s important to note that NO offense is intended towards any set of beliefs here (religious or otherwise), or the people that believe them etc… and that I personally respect all opinions on this subject (not the same as condoning actions).

Let’s get to it…

Slow religion means that no matter what you believe, or don’t believe… no matter where your faith lies, what book you’ve read etc…

Slow down.  Our differences do not need to lie in religious (or non-religious) beliefs. In fact, it seems to me that “religion” is the wrong venue to “be different” on.

We need to slow down and think critically before attacking another person based on their beliefs or religious disposition.

It seems like those that choose to fight (wars) based on religious beliefs (or non-religious beliefs) are just … wrong.

I understand that might sound discriminatory, but I’m pointing to the fighting itself, and the decision to fight against each other (in some extreme cases, killing each other) over what we believe or don’t believe religiously.

For example, if you like to sit on the couch, because you believe the next episode of The Tomorrow People is important, but your neighbor wants to go out and run every day … do we start wars or fight each other over that?

Nope. I understand that is overly simplified, but…

Haven’t we evolved beyond this need to (en)force our beliefs (or non-beliefs) onto others, as human beings part of the same race? Nope. Unfortunately we haven’t.

And we need to “slow down” as it pertains to religion. We’re different enough as humans, and we don’t know everything about creation, the universe, each other etc… and we need to start acting like we don’t know it.

Believe what you want to believe. But don’t force others to change their mind about what they believe.  (Discuss it?  Of course).

Instead, let’s devote more focus to the things that matter in our current form, which is skin and bones.

The rest will happen according to whatever you believe, but even if it doesn’t, whatever really happens will happen anyway.  That will be reality.

For now, we are all going to die at some point, that much is guaranteed (although we might extend our lifespans in the future).

What happens after death, will either happen according to what we believe or it won’t. Right now we have no way of telling exactly what that is.

But that ISN’T something we need to kill each other for.  It isn’t something we need to discriminate against each other for.  It certainly isn’t something we should be wasting our time arguing about, quite frankly.

There are much bigger fish to fry… like learning how to be humans.

In my opinion, we’re still “rookies” when you consider the big picture about humans, and its cosmic timescale.  Believe in some form of God if you want to believe, don’t believe if you don’t want to.

But don’t hate or discriminate against another person for what they believe. That’s just wrong.

We are only a small drop in this huge cosmos called the Universe, no matter who (or what process) created that Universe (or even how it was created).

We. Don’t. Matter. In. The. Big. BIG. Picture.

The Universe is going to hum along LONG after all humans are gone, regardless of our beliefs or whatever set of beliefs happen to be “right.”

And just because we might believe we have an idea of how such cosmic and universal events (and the people part of those events) have transpired… in the end, in the big picture, we just don’t know.

No matter what any books that have been written on religion, or otherwise, might say.

Even our science community itself will never answer all questions to a satisfactory degree, or even a small portion of those questions.  There are just WAY too many questions to be asked.

So, let’s slow down religion (and politics, and, and and…) and just enjoy each other’s company in this short ride we call life (whether it ends up being eternal or not).

We only need one “label” for existing on this planet peacefully… that of Human (and all of the imperfections, good and bad, that come along with being human).

**An excerpt from my PDF book The Slow Manifesto, available here.

We Need a Separation From “Fake” and a Return to the Real…

Right now we live in a world of “fake.”

Fake news, and even when it’s not fake (even though it has been shown to be a direct lie to the public) … it really has no value anyhow.

How many times do you need to hear the next version of “Trump is bad” before you realize most of it is out of your control, anyhow?  And even if you “could” control what is being reported … mainstream news is bad for you anyhow, and only represents a thin veneer of what is really happening in the world.

It’s fucking fake, all of it.  The mainstream media’s only purpose is to increase subscriptions with your money, get your “eyeballs” onto their stories, and produce endless reams of  worthless clickbait.

It’s fake, worthless garbage.  Fast food for your mind.

And “Hollywood” is fake, worthless garbage too, part of the bigger “sphere of fake” I’m alluding to.  Endless movie remakes, star actors that want your worship, and sometimes all they can offer is complete idiocy.

(And yes, I do recognize the irony in “pointing to” media in the links).

We have got to move past the “fake” parts of our culture, run past the “gossip rags” in the grocery store, and quit adding truth to the ‘Murica stereotype day in, and day out (we can’t possibly be proud of that).

We have to move towards the real … educating ourselves about politics and media.  We have to grow up, and quit berating each other over insignificant bullshit (sometimes ruining careers in stupid witch hunts).

We have to think in 3 dimensions, not just one.  We have to focus inward, and work to improve ourselves instead of falling for another “what does Kardashian look like today” garbage article.

The “fake culture” we are living in doesn’t allow us to live to our full potential as human beings … period.  Quit participating in it, full stop.

Read books, think deeper, and genuinely connect with each other beyond media.  If we don’t do this … they win.

Inserting “Magic” Into the Creation of Life

Left as a comment to this post, and reprinted here as a very short response to this garbage.

I didn’t know there was some “magic” time number (Earth age in years) that these discoveries could bump up against. At most, maybe the Earth is older? Maybe these fossils aren’t as old?

But neither scenario changes the process under which that life was created. And neither scenario requires [POOF!] a designer to be inserted into the life-creation process. Maybe the process itself was simply “fast acting” in the beginning of complex life on Earth, then has slowed over time?

These “Discoveroid” people are just aching to make up some silly little bedtime story about how life started. Why is it that some members of our species has to “insert” some irrational “thing” that “creates”? Sheesh.