Tuesday, 2 August 2011

active vs. passive

when i was agnostic i didn't spend a lot of time thinking about religious people. now that i'm an atheist i think about it quite a bit. what is it that people do when they pray? what/who do they pray for? why do they do it so much? do they genuinely believe that god favours them because they do? is it for self satisfaction or some sort of benefit? if a religious person stopped praying actively, would they then assume god thinks about them less? (what would passive prayer be? lol-ing at the "praying actively" in my previous sentence.)

the scary side of "ask and ye shall receive" what? so what if you just don't ask.

religious people must also wonder how atheists survive without god and prayer and all the belief. i do fine. i am thankful for top gear and entourage and for people to watch them with. people i actually want to hang out with. i dont miss having the possibility of god (i never really thought that was good possible answer anyway). i miss people.

also we had a long convi today about listening to lyrics vs listening to music. realised later that we split the two up during the discussion but you can't really do that when listening. even if you dont absorb the meaning of the lyrics, you still hear the voice of the singer. it's not like listening to a karaoke track at all. it's instruments plus voices.

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