posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 06:07 PM
a reply to: Iamthatbish
With respect to the OP, this closely echoes my sentiments as well. I would forward that in order to be in any kind of position at all to begin seeking
solutions to mankind's direst problems, we humans need first focus our concerns on the mundane--on the corporeal world surrounding us where
consequences for greed, violence, hatred and apathy are very real--as opposed to deifying and then calling for mass entreaty that some abstract
construct come save us all.
In my opinion, the only effigy our race ought to be worshiping one of its own image. The world--for now at least--belongs to mankind and we are far
beyond past due the need for our race to own up to responsibility for its own national and global issues. We desperately need faith, yes that is true,
but not faith in any god. We need to have faith in ourselves and in our fellow men. We need action, not prayer (although if that's your thing, more
power to you). We need action that unites, action that defuses hatred and when necessary, action that liberates us from oppression at the hands of
other members of our race.
Again, I respect those who have faith in a god and I believe their right to freedom of religion should and need be guaranteed so long as whatever
their belief, it is never forced onto any other mind. However, in my opinion, religion is a diversion from reality and a very dangerous one at that.
More so when an individual or group justifies the necessity that others believe as they do. Any person can claim to know or name "the" universal
truth. But you cannot force another mind to believe as you do, or accept the truth of whatever higher power you celebrate as all powerful.