So recently I've been thinking about what I do and why I do it. I don't mean I'm thinking about why and how I eat food or tie my shoes. I've been thinking more along the lines of religion. In my school which is a religious school, I think it's safe to say that 99% of the people around me all believe in the same thing. The thing that bothers me about this is that 98% of the people around me don't give a second thought into why they do the things they do. Do you think about why you do what you do? The craziest thing to me is that, sure, a teacher in my school is so immersed in his own ideas, but a teacher in a school next door feels the same connection to his own ideas. Don't you find that confusing? Each of these teachers are so captivated by what they've learned, that they both think they are the correct ones. How is it possible that one could be so passionate about one thing that contradicts something that someone else is equally passionate about. Sometimes I wonder if the people that claim that they are the right ones have looked into other peoples ideas just as much as they have looked into their own. Have they ever proven anyone else's ideas wrong? Have they ever proven their own ideas right? Most likely no. So this morning I was sitting in my school bus pondering ideas of organized religions when i thought of this scenario. Okay, so lets say you're dropped into a room and in this room there are, I don't know, eight doors in front of you. Each door in front of you claims to have the true meaning to life. From the outside, each door looks the same and it's up to you to decide what you want to do. Now keep in mind that some of these doors might have fake meanings. Maybe a few of these doors even have the real meaning. Maybe they're all illusions and there is no true meaning. What would you do? Would you only go into the door you were dropped right in front of and stay there for the remainder of your life? Would you take a peek into every door but still ultimately stay in the door you were put in front of? Would you spend your entire life analyzing the contents of each door? Would you disregard these doors and decide to build your own door?
In my opinion, if there is no empirical evidence proving any of these doors to be true, can you really only chose one?