posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 08:31 PM
I am starting to see a pattern in these daily over the top religious posts. It seems as though you are looking for someone to come in and disagree
with you so that you can argue with them. Your interpretation of the scripture is not the same as everyone else's, yet you seem to assert without any
doubt and without any evidence, your personal beliefs about the properties of gods. Of course you know that somebody is going to come in and point out
some different scripture and explain why you are wrong. Because religion only exists in your minds. If there were a god or multiple gods then there
would be some objective way to come to some agreement about what his properties were and what he expected from you. But i think that is what this all
about. Since there is no objective way of discerning the will and properties of gods, people imprint there own interpretations onto the scripture.
Which makes reading the bible exactly like reading tarot cards or tea leaves. Then you are ultimately only argueing your ego against someone
The problem with only having faith in gods, instead of having objective reasons for believing in them, is that faith allows for the individual
to shape god to their whims. A certain piece of scripture can take on a different meaning to anyone who reads it.
When the fictional character does not show up to clarify and mediate, the people are left to deal with the problem themselves. Group think
causes different factions to splinter apart from the main group, and folks choose sides based on whatever sounds appealing. The leaders are always
chosen from the most charismatic amongst them.
The architects of the talmud knew what they were doing when they invented original sin. Or perhaps they truly believed in it themselves. It is
the ultimate catch all for everyone. God becomes the solution to all the problems that god gives you. Which are just about everything.
Guilt is a normal emotion for any social species though. It is an integral part of empathy. Hell.... Most people feel guilt, even when they have
no reason too. We all know people who apologise to furniture and walls. The people who go to church are told that their natural urges are wicked and
that they won't be invited to the big party unless they follow the rules. Which leads them to feel even more guilt over a clearly unattainable
standard. Couple that with the threat of hell fire and some daily beheadings for the uncooperative, and it's a surefire plan to get every worried
parent to make sure their children knows what they think god expects from them.
That went on for thousands of years and we have some really good records of where christianity brought their swords tipped with the convincing
evidence of a loving god to the natives. That is why these major religions have spanned continents and displaced and destroyed countless native
cultures. How can a religion of peace have been started on a foundation like this?
Eventually even that ideology had groups that splintered off. We are left with three distinct major mosaic religions. The jewish faith, the
muslim faith, and the christian faith. Each of those have thousands of splintered denominations. Now some people today see the corruption in the
churches and have lost faith in the idea of organized groups. They are not ready to drop the notion all together, so they just twist the scripture any
which way that includes them in the group that is right and lets them place themselves above all the other people around them. This is evident when
you meet any of the many people who use their religion to justify looking down on anyone else. Whenever someone says you shouldn't do that
because.... And then quotes something from the bible, they are just acosting you with their ego. Pretty much any time someone reads scripture to prove
a point, they are just pushing their ldeals on you. personal interpretation leads to unsolvable discrepencies. Which leaves you with far too many egos
fighting for the chance to tell you what they want god to be and how you should be punished for not meeting THIER standards. Many of them are more
than ready to argue about whatever fantasy that makes them feel special inside. Interpreting scripture is no different than reading tarot cards or tea
leaves. You get whatever message serves you the best.
So, some questions for those who are constantly making the over the top religious posts. Does feeling persecuted make you feel more rooted in
your faith? Do you come here looking for opposition so that you can boost your convictions?