A friend sent me this video today which I admit was funny considering how absurd it was, I even watched it several times just because I couldn't believe what I was seeing happening on modern times TV. Before I start discussing it and comparing it to Steem stuff like I usually do - yes, I always talk Steem, my noncrypto friends are already tired of me talking Steem and crypto constantly so just get used to it - it's probably better you take a look for yourself:
I'm not too familiar with the backstory or what the show was aiming to discuss in the first place, ideas of other religions? The way he Dr. Phil's this guy though is so absurd in many different ways. Basically asking him to come on the show and as soon as he expresses himself to be an atheist the two hosts just lose their minds. What stood out to me was how they didn't even let him explain his scientific theories properly: "Big Bang? Stop using big words with me!" it's funny on so many different levels. Not to mention they even end up offending him telling him he needs psychiatric treatment oh and did you notice they literally censor him on live TV?
Anyway, as someone who isn't religious either it's pretty sad to see something like this, I may even go so far as to believe we might just be living in a simulation and that nothing really matters. It feels weird to me to be bound to something there's no proof of and the way religious people use it as a way to "behave" because "someone is watching/judging" and it will decide where you go in the afterlife. Of course not all religious people think this way but the notion of being a good person with morals and principles for the sake of being "rewarded" when you leave this life just feels silly to me.
Even though I don't believe there is an afterlife chances are there might be, if this is just a simulation, and considering how fast technology is evolving here and how many different simulations we at some point could be creating and having running the odds of us already having done this at some point in time and being in one right now get smaller and smaller mathematically. So in that way this could mean that there is an afterlife and one could pretty much conclude there's more theoretical evidence to that than there being an almighty god that has created the universe/earth and us.
Hmm, guess I didn't turn this post into that much Steem talk as I initially thought. Just because you don't believe in a god or aren't religious doesn't mean you don't have any morals or attempt to be a good person. Some people like being good just for the sake of being good, not because there is something watching over them and some people like being assholes just to be assholes even if they are religious. To quote Morty from Rick and Morty:
Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody is gonna die... come watch TV.