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Religious Instruction

Not one to shy away from controversy I think now is the time for me to put finger to keyboard on this most sensitive of subjects. Let me begin by saying that I am not having a go at any one religion or race here, this is simply religion the way I see it.

I am not a religious person, I was not raised in a religious family, however I do respect the rights of all people to believe in whatever it is that brings them peace. I have never pushed my beliefs onto anyone else, therefore I will not tolerate anyone else pushing their beliefs onto me.

I do not agree with door knockers, and although I am never rude they are not welcome at my door. I do not believe in God as such or any form thereof, although I do believe in the power of the Universe, make what you will of that. Oddly enough I was married in a church, for some reason I would not have felt married otherwise, I don’t understand it so why should you. I suppose that makes me a hypocrite.

Until recently I subscribed to a Facebook page called Encyclopedia of Birds, it is a page predominately about pigeons, and we all know how I love my pigeons. Anyway I was surprised by a recent post telling me that Islam is the only true religion, and I should read the Koran, the end result, I no longer subscribe to this page.

Now I am not having a go at Islam here, I know it is a hot topic and very emotive, I believe there is good and bad in every religion and every race, I do not tar everyone with the same brush. What I objected to was that something that I enjoyed was unnecessarily politicised, why do we have to bring our religious or spiritual beliefs into every aspect of our lives.

I do not believe that all mankind descended from Adam and Eve, one could only imagine how inbred we would be. I believe in evolution, it is the only thing that makes sense to me. Another thing that I believe in, freedom of speech.


  1. john407640 says:

    Hello, very well written article.
    I have a quick question for you, at what point does someone’s “freedom of speech” crossover into the “pushing of beliefs”?
    Text many times comes across a lot different than intended, so let me be clear, I mean no disrespect, it just seems that if you believe in freedom of speech that it goes hand in hand with people pushing beliefs.
    Isn’t that what the freedom of speech is all about?
    Religious people saying what they believe, because they have the freedom to do so.
    So I guess my real question is, whose freedom of speech is it that you believe in?

    • mitch50 says:

      Thanks for your response John. I may over simplify things but to me freedom of speech just means having your say and getting on with it, no need to harp on it to the point of turning people off.

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