Although I typically like to avoid the topic of religion, lately I’ve been seeing more and more intolerance, especially from atheists, and feel as if I must speak. While I consider myself non-religious, I refuse to place my beliefs any higher than anyone else’s, whether I think them logical or not. This is not because of an ethical code, or belief in equality I hold, but simply because of my knowledge of human limitation. I argue that although we can’t truly know God, gods, or goddesses on Earth (which is debatable), we also can’t disprove their existence. To further this, science is within the realm of logic, which is earthly, and within the grasp of human knowledge, while gods are in the realm of divine, which is otherworldly and therefor arguably unknowable to natural beings of our world. Although religious texts were unarguably written by humans, and for humans to convey, this does not nullify their contents, or the possibility of divine guidance behind their publication. In many, if not most religions, there is a transcendence from humanity before one can truly know the divine. An appointed few are raised above humanity and placed in the position of teacher, or hand of God on Earth, and religious texts are their tools, or their knowledge made physical (human). Through science, we can prove that these people are physiologically human, but we can’t disprove their knowledge, so we can only assume that they are incorrect. You can brandish it any way you choose, as an educated guess, or a logical conclusion, but in the end it is only an assumption, just as the non-existence of the divine is an assumption, or the existence thereof.
I myself have no answers to our existence, only thoughts. As far as I know, every belief could be correct, or none at all. It is not my place to decide what is definite, and I will never act any differently. I only suggest that to all of you that hold your beliefs militantly, please consider your own limitations, and those of others.