Believe me.

Easter long weekend is now in the books.  What did you do these past few days?  Did you celebrate Easter?  You go to church with your family like I did, or did you just enjoy the time off work?  Do you in believe in Easter and what it means?  Are you one that has no beliefs?

While I was in church yesterday I began thinking about beliefs.  Some people believe in God, others in Buddha, some in science.  Many people believe in nothing at all, and in my opinion, isn’t that a belief?  Why do we have to believe?  Why can’t we just live and carry on?  Why do we need to have to look to something to make sense of our lives?

Being human is just that.  We need to be able to make sense of the life we lead and use believing to help us.  I guess religions or spirituality of any kind does that.  It helps us focus on something that we can’t really understand so we spend time attempting to better our lives in the hopes of attaining ‘something’.  If you believe in nothing then the ‘attaining’ is pointless and you make your life decisions on the now and how you want to live, now.

I’m not saying I have all the answers or that I even know what I’m talking about, but I do know that 30 years ago religion/spirituality was more entwined with our daily lives.  Believing in things seemed to be so much easier then, than now.  I wonder why that is?  It’s probably the internet… I blame the internet for many things, but that’s for another time, believe me.