Thank you for the email. I would like to answer your question
so maybe you'll understand where I am coming from.
There are a lot
of things that happen as you grow older. Your views on the
world change, you understand more about people and why they
act the way that they do, and your eyes open up to see just
how imperfect, and even dumb adults can be.
Back in the day
when that man Jesus died people were living in much different
times. They had no science or proper technology to give them
a realistic idea of what life was and how things came to be
the way that they are. There was no way to spread news around
except through word of mouth. That's all that they had. No
recording devices, no radio waves to spread news accross the
land. The best they could do was stand on a hill and shout
really really loud. And for news to get elsewhere in the land
somebody would have to run to the next kingdom and repeat
the stories heard. That's what news was in those days.
It was also a time
when sickness, starvation, disease and plagues were the norm.
They were an everyday occurrence and there were no cures
or medicines to save them. People had little or no hope in
their daily lives, surviving only on the stories that they
told to each other just to get through the day.
At times, the only
hope that could be found from the empty dust was the fantasy
of God. The only hope that they had to make themselves see
was invisible. It had to be. There was nothing else.
In that time the
stories of God gave them hope and so stories were told and
believed by the people who heard them.
Leah, have you
seen how easily a story is believed? Have you ever listened
to something so outrageous and believed it, only to discover
that it was not true? Most of the time it really doesn't matter.
The stories are simply told to entertain, or to make someone
smile. But there are times when stories are told, regarded
as truth and those stories get told again and again as if
it really happened, when in fact they never did. History can
even be made this way!
This is just human
nature. It's not something evil or deceptive, it's just people
looking for hope. Unfortunately it is not the place people
should be looking for hope at. People forget that hope can
come from other people that are alive and all around you each
and every day. People forget that their friends and family,
even though they may fail you, are there to give you reason
to live. They are the ones who you should be giving all of
your love to, and taking all the love from. Love should never
be wasted on "God". Hell, if there was a God He'd agree with
When people look
into the sky and look for love they may think that they're
getting some sort of fulfillment from another dimension...
from some being that loves everybody all of the time, but
the brain that's in your head is as silly and weak as it was
2000 years ago (at least when it comes to love) and will believe
almost anything to be satisfied. This is where God came from,
and this is why He exists in our brains to this day.
Now you may say,
what is the harm in that? If people are happy with that kind
of love, why not? Well, let me tell you Leah, that kind of
"love", the kind that doesn't exist but is believed anyhow,
isn't good for you. One of the things that it does is distort
the idea of what "love" is. Love isn't something that just
happens without doing anything. Love is something that has
to be searched out, respected, appreciated and returned. These
are things that aren't necessary when you imagine love pouring
down from the sky for free.
There are very
real answers out there if you're willing to look for them
and suffer to learn them. Suffering teaches, as hard as that
may sound, and when you believe in heaven, miracles, God's
Will and Satan's temptations, you're skipping out on having
to suffer for learning's sake. They are all excuses and easy
answers to questions that deserve far better explanations.
So, what I'd like
you to do is understand that I believe God to be a made up
fella, and the stories that some people think to be true are
actually made up. You have to make your own life. God isn't
going to do it for you. And that includes responsibility for
the sins He didn't die for.
Thank you for taking
the time out of your day to read my letter.