Every person has the right to believe in something. Somewhere that expresses him and makes him feel comfortable and fine! Some people believe somewhere due to custom, others due to an etiquette while there are people who believe somewhere by choice! But it doesn’t really matter!
Years ago, when I was among people who were talking about Religion or Politics, I used to feel uncomfortable and I was trying to avoid expressing my opinion. It was easier for me to listen than speak. But now, I’ve come to a conclusion: these kind of discussions often end up bad. I used to watch the eyes of the speakers and I saw passion and confidence and, sometimes, I was wondering what makes those people so confident about their beliefs. What makes them so secure about the existence of whatever they believe? Years later, however, I realized that this passion or certainty could blind us. Not our eyes but our thoughts!
Of course, I understand and I accept the fact that it’s in our Nature to believe somewhere but maybe, in the depths of our souls, no one is quite sure of what or where to believe. So, a confrontation or a different opinion may makes us feel uncertain and that causes us fear! Because we feel that the basis of the things we used to believe may be destroyed. So, I may could distinguish that passion and that certainty in the eyes of all those speakers, but it wasn’t actually real. It was an illusion! Their eyes weren’t the eyes of a true believer but the eyes of a fearful man, who was trying to keep his ideals alive.
So finally, those discussions stopped being a normal debate and they’re been transformed into two parallel monologues. Where no one listens to the other, but both were trying to convince his interlocutor that his beliefs are the only truth.
So, in this article, I decided to speak about my beliefs about Politics and Religion! Well, as I mentioned in previous articles, I don’t like labels at all but this time I must use them for myself!
Yes, I love my country but I’m not an Ethnicist or a Nationalist! I’m an Internationalist! I’m a Hippie and I don’t believe in borders between the countries. They were created for an ultimate purpose: the separation of the Races, the Religions, the lands and the money! And these borders brought the difference, the occupation and the racism between us. And that’s the fact! I see so many people around me but no humanity at all!
I know in what kind of world I live in and I don’t like this world at all! So, many years ago, I decided to close my eyes and my ears and I started dreaming. And I created a new world, a world as it should be! I believe in that dream although I know it will never come true. But it’s ok! I won’t hurt anyone by believing in it, right? See, I believe in World Peace, in Brotherhood and in Solidarity! Yes, none of these exist anymore but, as I mentioned before, I know that I consciously believe in that dream!
Besides, you don’t have to be an expert in History to realize some things! The very past of Mankind has already taught us. Even the foolest person can understand that over the centuries until today..
«In the name of a God»,
«In the Name of Science»,
«In the name of a Country»,
«In the name of “Freedom”»
«In the name of Politics», and
«In the Name of Money»..
we did the most terrible crimes of Humanity!
So, why should I believe in any of these? They’re all rotten! So many centuries have passed through and the chaos has already came! And we couldn’t avoid it! We couldn’t do anything about it! Now, no matter how deep we dig, we will never find the root of Evil!
Some people used to ask me what political party did I vote for. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know and I don’t fucking care! I’ve been to Elections once (just for the experience) and I picked a random piece of paper and I sketched some flowers on it. Then, I folded it and I threw it into the ballot box. And I knew that it would be considered as “Invalid“! So what?
I know that some of you may blame me or judge me. You may say that “If there were more people like you, your country would has been ruined by now!” Maybe yes or maybe not! The fact is that nobody will ever know. And that’s the point! Do you actually believe that our opinion about Politics and our votes really matter? Well, I don’t! I always considered the politicians as puppets. I don’t know who makes them dancing or speaking or singing but we are certainly the audience of that show! Some of you may say that I’m young and immature! Or you may say that I’ll change my mind in the future. Hmm, probably no!
Here’s an another label for myself: Yes, I’m an Atheist! No, I don’t believe in the existence of any God! Well, just as Politics, I always considered Religions as a creation of some people in order to keep the crowds calm using the fear of Judgement and the “Wrath of God” as an excuse. Well, I have to admit it! It’s a very smart thought! The “10 Commandments” could be an example. Imagine all these people around us doing whatever they want, right? So, in fear that God will judge us and that, when we passed away, He will decide where we will go (Heaven or Hell), we stay calm trying to follow His “rules”.
Well, I may don’t believe in any God but at least I’m honest to myself that I don’t know if God exists and I don’t pretend like I truly know. And that’s the difference between the words “know” and “believe”.
I have a friend who told me once that she believes in Gnomes because she was pretty sure that she saw one when she was younger. She told me that not only she saw it, but actually heard its voice and accidentally touched it. I really admired that person who had the courage to admit something like that. But most of you may laughed at her and that’s the point! You never actually saw God as you never saw Gnomes, but believing in Gnomes seems so foolish to you, right?
Another friend told me that he only believes in himself and I also admired him. Because there is a theory that claims that we’re all Gods in our personal Universe and we have the power to do whatever we want just with the power of our mind. At least, my friend believes in something tangible: to himself!
Well, I believe in magic, in good and negative Energy and in Mother Nature. Please, don’t ask me ironically “And who created Nature?” If you really know who did it, introduce him to me, please! I want to grab his hand and thank him. I also believe in beauty of our souls, regandless that this root of Evil, that I mentioned before, exists inside us. We are the Good and the Evil and every single life could be like a Heaven or Hell. It only depends on how much we take care the “garden of our soul”. And if every single man was trying to be a better person, only then our world would be better! But, for some reason, it’s so difficult.
We don’t need any God to explain or remind us how to love. We know how to love but we are so selfish that we wait to be loved first! We don’t need any God to show us how to behave right or not to judge other people. We know how to be kind and fair to each other but it’s easier to deal with your fellow man instead of yourself!
Well, thanks to some great artists and visionaries, who were people like me and you, a song has been created that, for a lot of people, still considered as an anthem to our Mankind. You may heard of it:
“You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one! I hope someday you join us.. and the World will be as one!“
So, leave me there, in that dream that I believe! There, in the other dimension! Please, do not try to move me away! I promise you, I’m happy!
P.S.: Firstly, I just want to say that I don’t think that believers are fools. Not at all! Sometimes, I really admire your faith, regardless the God you believe!
Secondly, I don’t think I’m smarter than anybody else. I just express my opinion and I expect your respect as I respect your beliefs!
Love & Peace! ✌☮