Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Yesterday's religion = today's mythology; today's religion = tomorrow's mythology?
As I was driving home from work yesterday evening I was looking at the various churches I passed along the way home. I then started thinking about the many, many ancient temples of mythologies and religions in various parts of the world that have existed, and those that still exist. I imagined how life must have been in ancient Greece and how the citizens of that civilization believed in their gods and goddesses and worshipped them in the great temples as people nowdays worship whatever god or gods they choose in their modern-day temples. People have this need to believe...FOR ONE REASON. They want to live forever. They don't want to die. Things make us kind of crazy when we can't control them. Things like illness, death, natural disasters. Religions provide sort of a crutch throught it all. Atheists have managed to accept these things as facts of life that we can do nothing about and it puzzles the superstitious believers as to how we can cope while believing in only ourselves and humans helping one another.