A Futile Waste Of Time

A Futile Waste Of Time
Una Perdida Fútil Del Tiempo(Lectura en Español abajo)

Perhaps I have become jaded with the world around me, and the epistemology of religious inquiry; but more and more I find myself wondering why we bother arguing with those who fail to acknowledge the obvious?

Honestly, I no longer see the point, and I think as a whole we atheist could use the time spent attempting to rescue others from the cave of ignorance in more productive endeavors.

I think those who are truly looking for the truth will inevitably go forth and seek it on their own, and that trying to change the minds of individuals who aren’t ready only causes frustration and anxiety for both participants.

I also find it hard to believe that a majority of the so called religious aren’t simply trolling us. It is apparent to me that in many cases we non-believers simply take this too seriously and fail to realize when we are being played. The bottomline is it doesn’t really matter if they believe what they are saying or not… We as atheist need to learn to pick our battles and I think that this battle is one that simply will not be won.

We should be concentrating on attacking the laws and practices that directly affect us, rather than vainly attempting to pry people from their believes. I say this not because I consider prying them from their believes as something bad, but simply because I do not find it to be entirely productive. We should be working on making society more secular by alternative means. In other words we should beat them at their own game.

Non-believers for too long have concentrated only on the problem and not the solution. So what is the solution? The solution is creating a community that is open and accepting of any who choose to want to join it. I think the world would move faster towards secularism if we had places dedicated to helping the needy, providing community, and education. I would like to see a  non-believers of the future congregating in free-thought and debate especially with the upcoming generations.

I think that a real secular movement would foster humanity into an age of true brotherhood, one where our differences and imaginary lines didn’t matter.

For thousands of years religious folk have been preaching to each other, attempting to convert each other to their school of thought… arguing, fighting, and hating each other. I believe that for secularism, atheism, whatever you want to call yourself to advance we need to rise above this. We have reality on our side and I think those who seek to embrace reality will see that although we as simple human beings don’t have many if not most of the answers, we are fellow seekers of the same universal truths.

Tal vez he perdido la esperanza en el mundo al mi alrededor, y en la epistemología del pensamiento religioso, pero mas y mas me encuentro preguntando el porque gastamos tiempo peliando con los que fracasan en reconocer lo obvio. 

Honestamente, yo ya no vea el porque, y pienso yo que nosotros los ateos podíamos utilizar el tiempo perdido tratando de rescatar a los demás de la cueva de su ignorancia en algo mas productivo. 

Yo pienso que aquellos que realmente están buscando la verdad inevitablemente saldrán en busca de ella solos, y que tratando de cambiar la forma de pensar de los individuos que no están listos simplemente causara frustración para ambos participantes.   

Ademas, también encuentro difícil crear que la mayoría de los llamados religiosos no simplemente están jodiendo con nosotros. Se me hace claro que en muchos de los casos los no creyentes estamos tomando todo esto demasiado serio, y fallamos en dar nos cuenta cuando estas personas nos están tomando el pelo. Al final realmente no importa si crean lo que proclaman o no… Nosotros los ateos tenemos que aprender escoger nuestras batallas, y yo pienso que esta batalla es simplemente una que no se puede ganar.

Deberíamos estar concentrándonos en el ataque de los leyes y practicas que tienen efecto directo sobre nuestras vidas, en vez de esforzándonos en separar al las personas de sus creencias. Digo esto no porque yo pienso que sea algo malo, sino porque no lo encuentro productivo. Deberíamos estar trabajando en una sociedad mas secular por medio de medios alternativos. En otras palabras intentar ganarlos en su propio juego.   

Hemos concentrado por demasiado tiempo en el problema y no en las soluciones. Así que cual es la solución? La solución es la creación de una comunidad que sea abierta y acceptable a los que buscan participar en ella. Yo creo que el mundo se movería mas rápido hacia el movimiento secular si existiera lugares dedicados a brindar ayuda a los necesitados, una comunidad y educación. Me gustaría ver a los no creyentes del futuro congregados en pensamiento libre y debate especialmente con los mas jóvenes. 

Yo pienso que una movimiento secular nos llevaría a una era de hermandad real, una donde nuestras diferencias y divisiones imaginarias no importarían.

Por miles de años la gente religiosa han estado predicando los unos a los otros, intentando convertirse los unos a los otros de una escuela de pensamiento a otro… discutiendo, peliando, y odiándose. Tenemos que movernos sobre este forma de actuar si queremos ver crecer el movimiento. Nosotros tenemos a la realidad de nuestro lado, y los que en verdaderamente lo están buscando lo verán aunque seamos simples humanos tenemos estamos en busca de la misma realidad universal.


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