I’m totally happy for all the kids getting married at like 22 and never being with anyone else but their wife/husband.
HOWEVER, these kids are usually going one of two ways. They are getting married because of a baby situation/financial struggles, or they are incredibly Christian.
I’m gonna focus on the incredibly Christian. The bible says to wait until marriage so when you’re a 22 year old virgin everyone of the opposite sex in bible study looks like your soulmate. Hormones are a funny thing. I don’t feel bad for these kids, because I know they are truly and sickeningly happy. I just wonder if they are happy because they are in love and made for one another or if they’re happy because they’ve been told that living life this way will bring them happiness. I just wonder in general about organized religion and happiness. I never got that happy brainwashed feeling that I sometimes feel people gain from organized religions. I’m only familiar with Christianity, but I feel like most religions of the world work in the same basic way with many people following a central belief and striving to fit perfectly into guidelines that were created by something greater.
I just wonder if it all has to do with the human mind. Some people accepting the first religion presented to them whole heartedly. Do they really believe? Or do they believe because it feels good to believe. Communities like churches make it so easy for people to accept whatever is thrown at them. Maybe I’m a little upset that I never got caught in the net. That my brain sees logic first and miracles second. Everyone has their questions, I know that people with faith don’t think they know all the answers because they go to church every Sunday. Many people recognize their ignorance with their own God. I just wonder why I don’t believe and why so many others with the same circumstances as me do. I went to church as a child, I went to bible school. I know general Christian beliefs. I just never cared to learn more, it all really seemed like a waste of time.
Why learn about something you admit you’ll never understand?
I think religion is selfish in that sense, continuing to draw young people in and waste their potential as real thinkers or scientists, by telling them that it’s okay to not know, it’s okay to sit back and do nothing and “leave it in God’s hands.”
(this was an insane 3 am rant, I’m not even under any sort of influence either)