These thoughts ran through my head a while back; I’m not sure how they came back to me, but here they are:
We’re all aware that religions exist in the world. There are those who celebrate one God and those who celebrate none at all. Well, here’s an idea that you can agree or disagree with: religion doesn’t exist.
In fact, neither does history. Or the future. This theory of life is built around the fact that (hypothetically,) my life is the only one that exists. History that I learn, news that I hear, people that I meet, etc. only exist to influence my life in certain ways and to give me a defined perception of the world.
Life did not exist before my creation. Life will not exist after my Life ceases. And even though there is no way to disprove this theory (you can’t enter someone else’s body to see whether or not they actually exist), well, you can’t exactly prove it, either.
I’ll leave the rest of the thinking up to you guys. I realize the theory may be based on closed-mindedness, but footage and artifacts of ancient life (I’m using the term ‘ancient’ pretty liberally, here) quite possibly doesn’t exist–I’m not around to see the people to create the artifacts, and I’m not there to see the actual events happening, so I have plenty a good reason not to believe in their actual existence.