lol idk if dinosaurs existed or not. they probably did. the point is that we have to recognize the fact that we are choosing to trust the evidence put before us. this is true for religious people. and for scientific people; they’re two sides of the same coin. there’s a quote by Robert Jastrow that goes like this:
For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.
it’s easy to claim to be open-minded, but true open-mindedness requires accepting the difficult truth that we don’t know much about our own reality. there is only so much proof we can come up with until no one will really know for sure. I didn’t exist back in the BC’s, did you? everything we claim requires a degree of faith.
why do I believe in God? there’re some emotional reasons, but I won’t mention those. have you ever found yourself alone in your room in the dark when it suddenly hits you, oh my gosh, why am I here?! what am I???
I can’t accept the idea that all of this was an accident or coincidence. the universe is too complex, and good. it had to have been designed. perhaps the BB theory sheds light onto how the universe came to be. but it does not answer why that little singularity existed in the first place; what came before it? what caused time itself?
do you really believe that you’re the accidental result of nothing? what does that even mean?
don’t you know how amazing your body is, and how bizarre it is that you exist?
we’re not animals. we’re not. our hearts ache and we feel real things when people tell us they love us, or die and leave us. stop trying to give some flimsy evolutionary explanation to your emotions. what you feel is real and substantial and reflective of the beautiful & intricate way you were designed. your heart & your brain & all of your organs respond and mingle with your soul, in a system far more complicated than we can understand.
it can be scary to accept that there are inexplicable aspects of the universe. but our brains are tiny; we can only comprehend so much. there’s something bigger than us out there. and that acceptance will actually give you peace. I promise. I want u to feel it too.