I have a philosophy in life. I do good because I am a good person, not because I have a fear of punishment nor do I do good because I want a reward in the afterlife. I do good simple because I want people to do good to me.
As many of my readers now know I have came out of the closet and admitted I was Agnostic. Many people didn’t quite know what to think or even know what an Agnostic person believed in. Agnosticism is not a religion- it is more of a philosophy of life. An agnostic is a skeptic, or someone who constantly questions all bases of human knowledge. Agnostics believe that keeping an open mind (especially in matters such as faith) is essential because humans have limited understanding of the workings of the universe. Simply put an Agnostic is someone who doesn’t know if God exists and that is me.
I do not push my views on others and I let others make up their own minds about me. I do not judge people based on any religiousness preaching, I judge people on their actions and I ask others to do the same. Once I announced to the world of the South my beliefs it felt so good. I didn’t have to hide it anymore and for most people they honestly didn’t mind, but with the good come the bad. I quickly learned that all Christians are not the same. I have had 2 open conversions with 2 different religious people about my beliefs and the end result was different with each. It really opened my eyes, neither in a bad way nor good way.
Anyways, back to the reason I started this blog in the first place. On the back of my car I COEXIST decal (I really want to put a Darwin decal but I fear vandalism.)
My husband and I went to the Old City to get some dinner one night on a weekend. We return to see there is card in the driver’s side window. At first I wasn’t sure what is was all about until I flipped it over. Really, you can’t be serious!
The Coexist decal promotes coexistence among people who practice different religions and people who have different points of view and you are pushing your views on me. Wow I honestly couldn’t believe it. My husband was appalled that someone would do that. We calmed down and thought well maybe they put them on everyone’s vehicle so we drove around the parking lot and couldn’t find a single car that had that card on it. I was taken back by this whole experience and I am not sure why it bugged me so badly. I guess, I was thinking that I don’t run around putting evolution information on every vehicle I see with a Jesus fish and except the same. I wanted to clear the air with everyone who doesn’t know what Coexist really means. I have explained the meaning of each letter in the word COEXIST
- for the letter “c,” a crescent moon representing Islam is substituted
- for the letter “o,” the peace symbol or pagan/Wiccan pentacle is substituted
- for the letter “e,” a male/female symbol or a scientific equation is substituted
- for the letter “x,” the Star of David representing Judaism is substituted
- for the letter “i,” a pagan/Wiccan symbol is substituted
- for the letter “s,” a Chinese yin-yang symbol is substituted
- for the letter “t,” a cross representing Christianity is substituted
I am sorry for my soap box moment!