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Think on these things!!!

There is one singular thread that connects atheists, agnostics and theists (whether Christians or non-Christians) and that is belief. At the core of every human being is a strong conviction or resolve about the existence or non existence of some entity or another. I have often questioned the passions that are expressed; some in diplomatic, non-aggressive ways, yet others with much hostility and intolerance of the rights of others to hold a position. We may be quick to cast aspersions on those who do not believe like we do or express their belief as we do but let us understand that important to every human being is the need for self actualisation. And that hinges largely upon what one believes. The essence of who I am is what I believe. Consequently, any threat to one's belief is interpreted as a threat to the person. It is such deep conviction that is necessary for one's existence. It gives him/her meaning and purpose in life. It also gives him direction. It is conviction that has led many to give up their own lives or to take the life of another because they stood resolutely in what they believe. Are you prepared to DIE for what you believe no matter what that belief is [whether is it belief in non-belief]? Am I willing to die for what i believe? If I am not then the question is... do I believe in anything?

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