By Dr. John Reizer
Editor at NoFakeNews.net
I’ve studied anatomy and physiology and worked on human cadavers in college. It was a very humbling experience for me because I realized, early in my studies, the intelligent design of our bodies was so damn amazing that it’s quite unlikely we would ever be able to understand, fully, how human beings function.
If you ever had an opportunity to study the body, you already know how incredibly magnificent it is. The neurological circuitry alone is breathtaking. Organs, tissues and cells all functioning, simultaneously, for the common goal of maintaining a living being that has the ability to repair itself when it encounters physiological challenges; there should be little doubt, if any, in a person’s mind that we’re not walking around on this planet by accident. Something incredibly intelligent has designed human beings, animals, plant life, the earth, the universe as well as any other physical matter in existence.
A lot of my friends and acquaintances, at different times, have approached me wanting to know what my religious beliefs were and if I’d ever consider attending their church. Many of these individuals are very nice people and more important, good souls.
When I explain that I don’t follow/worship a particular deity or subscribe to a specific belief system and that organized religion is not something I desire to have in my life, my friends want to know why I am an atheist. Some of them even seem to work harder in their efforts to convert me to their way of spiritual reasoning.
It’s funny how people incorrectly assume a person is an atheist because he or she does not embrace an organized belief system. I am not an atheist! I believe there is an intelligent, creative force that I am forever linked to. In my opinion, all people are connected to the creative force of the universe. Because I choose not to personify the creator, in my mind, does not make me a less spiritual person than someone that attends a formal church service every week.
Sometimes people become down right nasty when they discover your spiritual beliefs are different than the majority of members within the surrounding community. In most situations I make a strong effort to keep such information private. I believe a person’s beliefs are a private matter. How I connect or communicate with whatever intelligence has designed us is my business. The last time I checked, there was no definitive proof any organized belief system had confirmed, one hundred percent, their perception of spiritual reality was correct.
Please understand that I am not writing this article to criticize any organized belief system. I definitely respect a person’s right to believe anything he or she desires.
Although I don’t personally agree with the common practice of worshipping named deities, because I feel doing so actually inhibits spiritual growth, I do believe I am a very spiritual person. In my opinion, worshipping something that is inherently a part of my physical and spiritual existence is counterproductive. Every living and non living thing on this planet, and in the collective universe, is an expression of universal intelligence.
The simple truth is that not every person is an atheist simply because he or she doesn’t embrace one of the socially accepted organized belief constructs. No person on this planet can state, with absolute certainty, what is the right religion! No matter how much we believe or disbelieve in something, it has no bearing whatsoever on the validity or invalidity of the concept or, in this situation, the religion in question.
What do you think about this subject?