On Gods and Higher Powers: Why I Don’t Believe

I often meet people who say that they believe in gods and higher powers

But rarely do they follow the teachings of those gods or higher powers

Instead, they do what they want when they want

And they use their gods to support their own longings, desires and shortcomings,

While their actions (or inactions) reveal what they really believe and what they really value in life

Which is usually contrary to the gods they say that they believe in

That’s one reason why I don’t believe in gods or higher powers

Because those gods only seem to exist in the mirrors of those who say that they believe.

© 2017 annalise fonza, Ph.D.