“What are you going to do with your life?”

Last week I changed my majors from Philosophy & Political Science to Philosophy & Religion. I realized that I was really not into all of the shit that happens in politics. There’s too much stupidity and not enough work done handling real issues. I am currently at the end of a class called Bible Blogging, for which I and my blogmates created this site, and it really caused me to think about what I want out of college. I’ve always been really curious about what everyone thinks about religion, and I love encountering new points of view. I have decided, because of this, to abandon politics and study religion.

Too often I hear it said that I am slacking or the question, “What do you want to do with your life??” Hell I don’t know. I’m 19. How am I supposed to know what I want to do for the rest of my life? For right now, I know that I want to study the things that I love: Philosophy and Religion. Do I have a specific career in mind? No, but I have faith that studying what I’m interested in now will pay off in the future, even if I don’t plan on being an engineer.

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Atheist Friends

I have a few friends, from various religious upbringings, that describe themselves as atheist. I have had quite a few discussions about religion with these friends, and it has helped me gain some ground on my own beliefs.

When talking to my atheist friends (I don’t mean to make that sound derogatory, I have nothing against atheism) I often ask the question, “How are you sure that there is absolutely no higher power?” Of course, they are not absolutely sure. How could you be?

But this brings up the same question for me. How can I be absolutely sure that God, in one form or another, does indeed exist? It would seem that both atheists and theists have no way of being sure of their position.

In response to that, I’ve decided for now that it is better for my spiritual health to have faith in a god rather than have faith there is none. The problem is, I am not yet ready to say that the Christian view of God is correct, but hey, baby steps right?