My husband has on his blog a little button that says Blog sans dieu (blog without God). One of the reasons I hesitated in putting a link to his blog claiming his Godless behind as my husband (meant to be funny) is that people reading my blog would read his blog and think that I think like him or he thinks like me. Not so.
I love my husband, but I have my own beliefs and thoughts in regard to a higher being than does he. Simple, yet not so simple at times. I will admit that as much as we agree to disagree on the subject of God, we do sometimes have strong words. C’est la vie, no???
It is usually because he thinks myself and other “believers” should respect his right to not believe. However, he has been known to make some sly remark about some silly person who believes that praying will save a life or get someone out of a tough situation, etc. I get angry because if I and others must respect him, shouldn’t he respect us?
Since he has made such a strong stand on his non-belief of God, I want to make clear what I believe so as to not get mixed up in his non-belief.
I believe in God. No, let me be clearer. I believe in something that we as humans cannot define. I do not and never will believe in any religion. I think religion is manmade. Religion is how we as humans try to define the undefinable. Unfortunately, like with everything else, man puts his own twist and turn on his religion according to his culture, etc.
Many times God or religion is the cause of war. My view on this matter is that it is not God that wants war. It is man. Simply, another way man twists religion and his defintion of God to suit his wants and needs.
I don’t agree with my husband. However, he has the right to put what he wants on his blog. It is something he and I have agreed to disagree on, right? Well, you’d think so. You’d think I’d be o.k. with it. I’m not.
What bothers me is the reason he put it on his blog is because he is bothered that others put “I love Jesus” and other similiar stickers on their cars and misc. belongings. Fine. But, how is his no blog God button any different? Isn’t he being a fanatic, too? Isn’t he, actually, saying it is ok to advertise your personal opinion on this subject by putting the button on his blog while at the same time declaring that the reason he is putting up the button is to fight the fanatics. Because, according to him, it is not ok to advertise your personal opinion and push it on others. Doesn’t add up. And, I told him so.
The button is still there. So, I just told him he is a non-believing fanatic. I think he liked that I called him that. He is one warped guy. But, I love him.
My husband, for the most part, does respect my belief and I respect his non-belief. I will teach my children about what I know about all religions and my personal interpretation of God while encouraging them to learn about religion for themselves. My husband will teach them that there is no God and why he thinks this.
I don’t like when people show their religion or non-religion so openly. I think it should be your personal belief and you should keep it to yourself unless asked. Funny, to say that because I have had people in France ask me straight out if I believe in God. After I say yes they have a look of “of course you do you are American” on their face.
For me, it is kinda like them asking my views on abortion or the death penalty or sex. You just don’t ask about those things until you really know someone. Am I right?
Being American comes with a reputation and stereotypes just like any other nationality. So, let me set it straight for all the Americans out there.
Not all Americans believe in God and not all Americans believe in the same God.
Which is why I don’t agree with the whole in God we trust issue and the President being sworn in on any bible as well as many more issues on this matter.
It is complete separation of church and state for a reason. Otherwise, it is not a true democracy. How can all the people of one nation be represented when only one groups views and beliefs are being shoved down everyone elses throats? I don’t think that is possible.
The best is when I hear someone say, “If they don’t like it they can just go back.” Go back where? The “theys” are American. Americans telling other Americans to leave America if they don’t believe like the “majority” of Americans. Hmmmmmm. Something is fishy here.
By the way, America was founded on the freedom of religion (or non-religion). Not the freedom to force the majorities religion on all the rest of us, Americans.
You can see why I keep my beliefs to myself.