posted on May, 31 2014 @ 10:32 AM
a reply to: boymonkey74
I think thats the interesting point. When boiled down, that really is pretty much what religions teach. But, it is not
how they are
practiced. I am sure you have noticed.
It is used as a platform to instill personal ideology that actually contradicts the teaching of whatever religion they might claim. Its kind of like
Agenda 21. Its all about "sustainable, green, smart growth!" and who doesnt want that? Yet, when its looked into, it actually has very, very
little to do with those things.
I think its pretty safe to say that most religions have been hi-jacked for the purpose of societal control. Any
belief system, or "lack of
belief system," is just as susceptible as the next. And it makes "them" like teflon, where the religion they claim will be blamed for "x" while
they tend to just become a faded headline. The lasting impression is a negative one towards the church, rather than those who use it to control.
I have little doubt that Atheism will be used in the same way. The moment the first Atheist Church is built, we will know that time has come.
Its a systematic method of control using the prevailing societal systems. One that is extraordinarily effective, since most will blame whatever mask
they wear, rather than the people behind it. So, if we were to change the perception of the term "religion" to not require God(s), I think it would
be exceedingly more effective in actually addressing the problem.