You will read in books, hear on movies, and see in life that people believe that their faith and various other compensating notions make them good people. I feel differently…You see, I can care less the book you tote around claiming to be the words of God and how so much like him you strive to be. I don’t care that you spent $3,000.00 on charitable donations this year. I don’t think that because you pray at night, your sins are forgiven and you should be able to cast that burden away forever.
What do I believe in? I don’t believe in shooting someone for the fun of it….i don’t believe in raping innocent women and children…I don’t believe in tossing your child in a closet rolled into a chain linked fence giving him little to no chance for survival.
I do believe in holding the door for others. I do believe that the occasional good deed of buying a homeless man lunch without claiming it on my taxes is not a “bad” thing. I do believe in cleaning up after myself. I do believe that you should treat others as you wish to be treated, with respect and dignity. I believe that one’s actions absent of surveillance dictate the truth behind their true being. And I also believe that being the person you want to be should not be hindered by the thoughts and judgments of others. With that, I will leave off with….I believe in being a good person, not a good servant. Religion doesn’t encompass me, and I see clearly because of it.