I mentioned when I posted the truthiness list, that I would probably not do them in order. I'm a procrastinator by nature. (Someone may call that lazy... :) ) I think I'll go with Day 19 first (mostly because it is really easy). "What do you think of religion?"
I am an atheist. I have been since I discovered the word somewhere in junior high. In actuality I was before, but by then I had a word to define it. I do not believe in any higher being, higher power or whatever. However, in general I think if people want to believe in a higher power that's on them. As long as their belief does not impact my lack of what do I care? I feel the same way about organized religion and church. If someone feels better praying to something or joining with others who share the same views, how am I to stop that? It isn't my place to make that determination. I think extremists are bad, but I would say that about any extreme not just religious extremists. In general I view current religion the same way we view the Greek Gods or the ancient Egyptian beliefs (Horus and Osiris and all that)... it is a nice story to explain something that is currently inexplicable. I do believe in 1000 years from now, those futurepeople will look back at us and think the same way we do about the Greek gods.