Wednesday, August 23, 2006 04:41:03 AM
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The Horrible Truth About Religion
by Andrew Werner
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 04:41:03 AM
hat is the basic purpose of religion?
Religion is designed to focus the people's attention and energy
on a single, unchanging, uncompromising and invisible supreme
being who allegedly created an inferior human race just for some
extra companionship and love for himself and then supposedly
foisted a set of oppressive and in some cases arbitrary rules on
them, which if broken would be met with unimaginable punishment.
This keeps the followers in a continuing state of fear and
compliance. They are afraid to question the intentions of this
invisible being and they are afraid of even expressing their own
individuality in many cases. Christians and others are taught
that they have virtually no power to do anything except pray,
worship and do good deeds.
They are taught to practice self denial and are told that their
own will is totally irrelevant. Religious followers believe that
they are yielding their will over to a benevolent cosmic
individual who has single-handedly created the whole universe
and has their best interests at heart when in fact they are
handing over their will and freedoms to hidden groups of
religious elites for the elites own personal gains.
It appears that religion must constantly degrade and humiliate
its followers in order to glorify and elevate its god.
Unfortunately many people appear eager to give away their power
to authority and seem to have a need and even a desire to be
ruled and disciplined by it. Worshipping gods is futile and is
nothing more than an ancient primitive custom practiced by weak
minded and superstitious people. It has no place in the 21st
century. The reason we have life in this world is to experience
life in this world, not to spend our entire lives studying an
old book, looking up to the sky and worshipping an invisible
ruler in another realm.
The main method by which Christians in particular are trapped
and deceived is with the messiah or saviour story. This is
linked to the 'original sin' story which is designed to impose a
large amount of guilt onto the whole of humanity. The believers
are then so grateful that they have been saved by the son of God
nearly 2000 years before they were born that in some cases they
abandon all reason, logic and good judgment to obey and worship
this god and his son. Anyone who believes this story is indeed
lost because to believe that a god would send his only son to
help us, only to see his son get tortured and murdered, and then
instead of unleashing all his wrath, simply absolve us from all
crimes past and present, is pure madness to say the least. Where
is the lesson for us in that? What has been achieved? There is
no lesson or purpose because it's all about mass psychological
enslavement and disempowerment.
The so called god that we are expected to worship is undoubtedly
just a dictator strawman concocted by the religious elites for
the purpose of controlling the masses. If there is a prime
creator in this universe then it is unlikely that he would
interfere and impose on us by foisting his arbitrary laws, let
alone need and demand our frivolous worship and blind obedience.
Neither of those things requires any level of mental aptitude or
creativity. The intelligence and skills that's been given to
many has gone totally to waste. Many have lowered themselves to
the pointless practice of hero worship.
Furthermore, Christianity, Islam and a few other religions are
polarized religions. They are polarized against each other. One
is believed to be good and the other is seen as bad. The funny
thing is, is that each one thinks that their's is good and the
other's is bad. In most ways they're both bad. The only good
kind of religion is a neutral and all loving one. Polarized
religions have been devised by influential elite leaders to play
the people off against each other. That way the elite can defeat
and enslave the population practically without lifting a finger.
Religion is like a drug to some. And they need a 2000 year old
hero to save them - from themselves that is!
The churches don't permit their followers to have any real truth
and knowledge because that would empower the people too much so
they spoon feed them kiddie stories, half truths, distortions
and even lies and the followers value it highly even though they
must spend the rest of their lives just making sense of it.
The irony is that religion is pretty much man made, so mankind
has really brought this onto themselves.
The religious elites are not totally to blame because many
people actually enjoy listening to mystical sounding stories,
performing rituals, customs and traditions, playing polarity
roles and dramas and waging battles against what they perceive
to be a devil boogie man. They also have a secret fetish to be
dominated and ruled with an iron fist by a supreme ruler or
After all these centuries people still haven't learned to take
back their power and start taking responsibility for themselves.
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