You know what? This isn’t really so much an atheistic rant, but it involves the same kind of stupid beliefs which people force themselves into believing, in order for themselves to feel slightly more comfortable about life.
Horoscopes. Yup. Stupid.
Seriously, I bet most (if not all) of you reading this are on facebook, and chances are, you have a horoscope app which sends you daily horoscopes, of you see a friend’s horoscope updates on there.
Ever read them? Notice how completely vague they are? It’s because they don’t mean jack-shit.
I’d place money that if someone took the daily horoscopes from a newspaper, cut the actual star-signs out of the page, and rearranged the actual horoscopes and the starsigns to go with them, that people would still read into them and say “OMG LOL IT TTLY CAME TROO!” the day afterwards.
Try it yourself. Next time you see an aquaintance (Preferably somebody with an obscure birthday) on your facebook news feed with a horoscope thingy coming up, read the horoscope. See if it could be applied to your day, in any way, shape, or form. Then read what the starsign is.
Also, the most obvious thing is the simple fact that the same events can’t happen to ALL Pisces at the same time, the world over. That’s just obvious.
How do people manage to persuade themselves to believe such crap? Simple. It makes them feel like there is a guiding force in their lives, watching out for them, bringing them some modicum of success or happiness.
Here’s news for you.
There is no guiding force in your life. Get used to the idea of random chance, and the fact that some people just are in the right place, at the right time, others aren’t so fortunate.