Archive for February, 2009

God Shaped Vacuum?

February 19, 2009

One of the things I used to hear time and time again at church is that the human heart has a God-shaped vacuum. Okay. I understand what Christians mean when they say this, which is basically that their argument is humans were created for worship and all that stuff, right? Well, what’s the evidence for this?

We can look around and see that, yes, people that don’t worship God worship all sorts of other things: money, power, prestige, fame, etc. etc. But what does that mean? What kind of argument is that? After all, people who worship God also worship all sorts of other things, for example church status.

In reality, that people tend to consume themselves with some object of devotion is no argument for Christianity. Now that I’m not religious, I don’t feel a God-shaped vacuum. I actually just feel like, well… I just feel like I’m not religious anymore, and breathing a bit easier.

Will My Next Girlfriend Be Religious?

February 12, 2009

Seeing as how it’s close to Valentine’s Day, this has been on my mind. Excepting the few people I’ve seen since I’ve moved, without exception, all my former girlfriends became my girlfriends through some sort of religious interaction – either my family knew theirs, or we met at church, that sort of thing. That’s one of the drawbacks of the whole small-town deal.

Anyways, I’m not really opposed to dating another religious girl. I’d especially be interested in dating a girl from another religion, and now… hehehehe.. I’m in the perfect city to do it! Really though, it would be neat to get a more well-rounded perspective and see how people from other parts of the world experience their religions.

We’ll see how it goes.