Belief vs. Un-Belief

Why belief versus non-belief is so often reduced to a matter of conflict, I simply don’t know. I am an individual, as are you and every other person inhabiting this world. We all hold an essential right – the right to self-determination. Even within countries suffering beneath oppression does this right exist.

You can take a person to church, but you cannot compel belief. Likewise, though you tear a person from their church, you cannot separate them from their God.

Neither you, nor I has any right to inflict our viewpoints on anyone else. Whether you are a theist, or an atheist – your beliefs are your own and you have no implicit right to shove them down anyone else’s throat.

So… the next time you find yourself thinking you must do what you believe is the right thing to do – don’t.

(At least, not when it pertains to “correcting” someone in regard to their religion or lack thereof.)


About C.G.Ayling

Musing misuser of words, lover of lyrical literature, author, occasional contrary thoughts. An honorable man’s name, in memoriam.
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