Ok I just need to get something off my chest, I had another blog post planned out for today but I just can’t contain my thoughts on the following subject….
When anyone asks me my views on religion I usually just say I believe in myself and that is that. If they prod for more about my beliefs I quote one of my all time favorite quotes by Marcus Aurelius:
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”
I try to live by this philosophy and I try and just let everyone live by theirs. Because really nobody really knows if there is a god or not.
Now I have mentioned before I was raised a Jehovah’s Witness. It is harder for me to keep my personal feelings about that religion to myself as I still have multiple immediate family members that are witnesses. (My father, sister, grandmothers). And that religion still negatively impacts me often but I try to be the better person and follow the Thumper rule.
But today I am breaking my rules.. Sometimes having a religion ruin important relationships just gets to me, especially when I hear about something so extremely idiotic….
This weekend apparently was the JW annual meeting, I have friends on Facebook that are still JW’s and I kept seeing posts about how Jehovah is so awesome and amazing he loves us so much for giving us this new bible… New bible… Uh ok I will bite, what is new about it? Well they are no longer using the old, “New World Translations” they are using this new and improved translation of the “New World Translations”. And what is new about it?
It has been revised so people of this generation can understand it better… So they can improve their ministry…
I just don’t understand how they buy into that crap! I mean how many times has the bible been translated?? How many times have MEN felt they needed to dumb down the scriptures so that generation could understand better. And how many times while MEN have been dumbing down the scriptures did they input their thoughts, feelings and beliefs..
Oh my god this makes me want to scream!!
Now I love history and I also find the bible very fascinating but word of god. No sorry. Can’t convince me. A good moral guide book, sure maybe some parts.
Something to believe in 100% and dismiss your family for. Absolutely not.