Originally Posted by Corkscrew
Easter Bunny, Santa Claus...God. We all grow out of it. At least the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus brought some fun into young lives. God just brought fear.
There's an ex-Catholic for you.
I have a lot of problems with religion, but I'm not sure I can completely rule out the existence of a higher power. If that's embodied by Jesus, so be it. Being a conservative, you have to ask yourself one question when faced by a tough decision: "What's the best and worst that could happen?" Regarding belief in a diety, this is pretty simple:
"I don't believe"
Best Case: You're right, there's no diety, and you become worm food.
Worst Case: You're wrong, there is a diety, and you've pissed it off. Enjoy hell.
"I do believe"
Best Case: You're right, and will enjoy eternal salvation in Heaven.
Worst Case: You're wrong, there's no diety, and you become worm food.
Just remember kids, dead people can't say "I told you so."