There are many things we often take for granted that I stopped believing. For instance, I doubt we ever went to the moon. I don’t think we can rely on the government to help the poor. I don’t believe the US is the world power anymore, or a Christian nation. I don’t believe anymore that God is up there in a distant heavenly place and punishes us with eternal hell. I don’t think we are alone in the universe. I don’t think sodas and fast food are safe to consume. I don’t believe time exists, or that history books can be trusted. Pyramids were probably not built by humans, neither were the recent crop circles. I don’t think we will ever reach complete world peace, or that nations can ever unite. I don’t even believe everything we call reality is actually real, most of what we experience is an illusion.
What DO I still believe, you may ask?? Well, I still believe in the afterlife, and that ghosts or angels remain among us after the physical death. I still believe that we can teach our children better how to have more peace, by emphasizing on communication, cooperation, and mercy. I believe that we can help the poor by reaching out to our next door’s neighbor. I believe we can improve our technology to help us unite more, rather than emphasizing on individualism and competition. I believe that here and today are the places and time to start thinking differently about the human race.
I am still learning and growing, keeping some beliefs, getting rid of some old assumptions, and having new beliefs.