We should believe what we have good reasons to believe. As Socrates said, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Well, the unexamined belief is not worth believing either. If we really value the truth, we should want to know whether what we believe is true or not. If we really love the truth, then we will not be afraid to honestly look at the evidence in an objective and unbiased way.
I want to encourage you to question what you believe, examine the evidence, and reach your own conclusion. If after examining the evidence you find it lacking, I encourage you to explore Humanism. There is a non-religious life that is worth living. It is the examined life - a life dedicated to reason, compassion, fairness, equality, and human flourishing. And it is called Humanism.
Philip K. Dick one said, “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” When Western civilization stopped believing in Zeus, Zeus went away. The same is true of a hundred gods before. Jesus and Jehovah will be no different. As belief in them fades, they will also fade away. I no longer encourage people to have a personal relationship with Jesus, but rather, a personal relationship with reality. Reality will not go away.
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