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Not all religion is for profit and not all preachs. You sound uneducated and ignorant.
reply to post by Acousticsasylum
"Not all religion is for profit and not all preachs. You sound uneducated and ignorant." - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
You may want to edit the spelling in your sentence to be taken seriously.
reply to post by musicismagic
Religion, at its core, is a set of doctrines, rituals, and philosophies meant to cohesively explain a particular culture, or individual's, worldview. Religion is the solidification of diverse spiritual themes and theories into an organized whole; a method of bridging the gap between existent beliefs, and emerging ones. At least pure religion is meant to be nothing more than mundane explanations for the sacred. When the institutionalized religions began to gain authority over the governments of the people, as early as the New Kingdom priests of Amun in ancient Egypt, then religion became more about selling salvation for sins that weren't really ever committed.
~ Wandering Scribe
My question now for you is this. Are dominant religions trying to conquer "village" type religions to where it now becomes the dominant religion is evil.
Religion is control. Think of the teachings of islam, anyone who doesn't accept allah needs to be executed, it is okay to lie to a non muslim person for they are below you, rape of a non muslim is not a sin.
Now the UK has a separate sharia (islamic) law system that can give corporal punishment for normal western things like drinking alcohol, intercourse outside of marriage and for viewing pornography. Australia has a largely secret separate sharia banking system in all of the major banks that offers muslims interest-free loans and must make donations to overseas islamic 'charities' often run by the muslim brotherhood.
It's control. It's divide and conquer. It's an archaic belief system to control. It's a dinosaur in the age of mammals.
Religion is basically one mans answer er to explainhis viewof the world to another. An indirect way of explaining existence and how he goes about it. This has since its pure and innocent beginnings institutionalized and transformed to tool for control and been abused horribly, but not always.
In essence religion is superfluous as it's just a story, which cannot possibly describe all details of any man or womans actions, thoughts and beliefs. Nothing can replace the result of direct experience and it should be kept undiluted by symbolism as much as possible.
I often wonder about this subject because I never knew that there were other religions around this planet earth. I grew up with the thought that Christianity was it, never knew about the others that existed, till my grandmother died and the Catholic church didn't want the funeral there because (well as I understood it, she didn't donate enough to the church later in her life). I was raised as a Baptist as a child, but now longer have a thought of a religion that is right or wrong for me.
reply to post by musicismagic
It provides an outlet for social enthusiasm. Even in small tribal religions, they all get together, clap their hands, and move about in something like a dance.
reply to post by Maigret
Playing around in "the bliss"?edit on 14-4-2014 by LittleByLittle because: (no reason given)