A journey through religions and their cultures.
For as long as I can remember I have been an atheist, an atheist being someone who lacks belief in god or gods. Contrary to popular belief this is not a truth claim, I do not claim there is no god(s) but rather I see no reason to believe in one/any. For part of my life this was just a by-product of being raised in a non-religious house however, as I have ventured into the wider earth this lack of belief has become a result of a conscious enquiry.
With so many religions asserting different and contradicting truths it is obvious to anyone that not all can be right and in most cases, only one can be right. It is also possible that none of them are right but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a god, merely our investigation into his/her/its nature has failed.
But what do these religions claim and who are the members who believe these claims to be right over those of other religions? Are their associations with these practices a result of tradition, intellectual enquiry, emotion, visions or religious experiences? What makes them so sure they are backing the right horse?
Over the coming months I will be joining a wide variety of religions to investigate the claims and teachings, the members and their association with that religion as well as the cultural legacy. Along the way I will be asking myself whether there is truly no evidence to support the idea of a god, or whether I have simply missed these proofs, content on a life alone in this expanding Universe.