My opinion: Religion


Ariana Gilger, Reporter

I don’t believe in “God.” No, I’m not a satanist or an atheist. I just believe that there are multiple Gods and Goddesses. Whenever I pray, it’s not to the “God” that other people usually pray to for religious reasons. I pray and whatever God or Goddess hears me praying is the one that can help me with my problems. I believe there are certain Gods and Goddesses for specific things. One for sadness, one for protection, one for love, and etc. After all, how can one God take care of billions of people all at once?

Also, I don’t believe in religion. Every religious person says that their religion is “God’s true religion,” but in reality no one actually knows what the true religion is. I also don’t believe in religion because I feel like you shouldn’t have to live by other people’s standards, not even “God’s.” The Ten Commandments are you shouldn’t have any gods before “God,” you shouldn’t murder, you shouldn’t lie, you shouldn’t steal, and so on. Obviously you shouldn’t steal or murder people, but anyone who has any decency- religious or not- wouldn’t do that stuff anyways.

To add to that, I also don’t believe in “heaven and hell.” I believe that when our bodies die, your soul lives on and you start a new life. This is why I try to tell people not to think negatively about themselves because your body is only temporary. Eat what you want to eat, drink what you want to drink, and live your life because in the next, your soul may never get the chance to experience what you can in this life. This includes going on the tallest roller coaster in the world, eating three hamburgers in one sitting, swimming in the ocean even though there may be sharks, trying the hottest pepper in the world, and a lot more.

Basically, don’t let these things take control of your life. Do what you want to do.