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well, for thousands of years almost everyone believed in... well, all that nonsense, and society had evolved rather than devolved. the only difference is that now people who don't believe any anything automatically feel superior to and harass those who do, which is the exact problem that those who don't believe claim to have with those who do.
meanwhile you have people like me who really don't have an opinion one way or another and are annoyed by the mindless attacks and smugness that comes from BOTH sides.
So your agnostic?
pretty much. mostly agnostic and a little bit apathetic.
No doubt religion vs atheism is one of the most tired discussions we have. But it´s heavily discussed for a reason. Religion is irrational, scientifically unsupported and straight out stupid. And this comic is just about that I can appreciate that religion helps a lot of people but personally I´m worried about the depth of self deception needed to believe in Santa clause like stories. And how wild spread it is in a society where we pretty much got our earth figured out to each building stone. The only thing I get out of this depressing situation is the possibility for comedy. So we can laugh at a situation we really rather feel like crying about.
Religion is a tricky subject to talk about. It's not that those that follow are blind, it's that they look for some sort of purpose. Symbols that will bring meaning to life. Your comics are a good example of symbolism. They bring meaning to an experience that can happen in life. It makes some laugh, others can relate, but the point is that people can find meaning to it. Religion works similar. People see symbols, ideas, stories, that in their mind brings meaning to life. But more importantly it is a means to achieve immortality. Religion gives ideas of heaven, hell, the idea of us living as spirits. Every single person, no every single organism fears death. Why? No one is for sure what happens. Is it the "end," are we reborn, are we brought to a better place, no one knows and this lack of knowledge makes us fear it and cling to symbols that might bring meaning to the void that we see at the end of life. But in the hopes to follow these symbols, to preserve ourselves and make us immortal, we hinder life, we do not truly live, we live day to day by rules that we believe will ensure a spot in "heaven" or in "hell." But me telling you this is not to change your mind. It's not to force others one way or another. It's just an attempt to express an idea.
Well put. I do get that. But most likely, as for all animals, this time on earth is all we´re going to have. And the more people who doesn´t cheat and find meaning in the abstract, the more people there will be looking for a solution. A better way of living. These gods will always only be a figment of mankinds hope and imagination. While developing a society where people find meaning in the present, may not be un-achievable.
Figured I'd finally get an account. I'm anonymous from above and I agree with your statement, and people do find meaning in life other then religion. They look to creative works like making comics or works of art, or they might start a family so they can pass on their genes, or some might look at the world deep in thought, and expressing themselves, and some might try and become a hero. Basically, people look to try and cause a ripple in peoples lives. We all want to influence others around us. It gives us a feeling of meaning and makes us get up every morning in the hopes that today we change someones life. At least, that is what I think people do.
saying that's like saying "yeah, i know it's kinda pointless to keep beating this dead horse, but stand back because it's my turn to take a swing at this expired equine."
rather than pointing out how illogical you view other's beliefs you could just live a good well rounded and productive life, and when someone walks up to you and says "wow, you're such a wonderful person, what religious belief has inspired you to live this way" you can just say i have none, and have lived this way because I chose to and not because some invisible person that i don't believe in said so.
I am doing that. I make comics. Other people who feel the same way take comfort in these jokes. And they´re not walking down the streets with big signs saying " BAN RELIGION." Just having fun with it. And even though we past 20 have tired this subject - there´s always new teenagers, confused and scared and looking to relate.
I agree, except for the assumption that teenagers are the only stupid(or 'misguided', however you want to put it)ones, lots of stupid older folk too, and yeah, the general age is very low, and very conformist, I'd assume your comics will do fairly well though(which is to say I like them), and you will likely get a fair bit off attention merely for the fact that there is a female in your comic(lots of socially awkward 14 years olds round here)
so, do you make all these yourself, or are you posing an artist's work and made your user name to match as an homage to her? 'cause the art work is great and most of the content is funny to boot. a pretty amazing combo around here lately.
Thanks! Yeah it´s my own creation. I have it on a lot of different sites. I´m suspecting the general age here is a bit low for my comic, but it´s the best place for views it seems.
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