posted on Jan, 3 2016 @ 03:39 PM
a reply to: TonyS
Personally, I would not dump on Christians, Muslims or anyone's beliefs. I understand the place of religion in humanity in many ways. Even Marx with
all his zeal and power of argument, swaying the USSR, China and many other parts of the world, lost his battle of subjugating religion and his was a
failed attempt at wiping it out of civilization.I think it may have well been and still largely is a natural phenomenon in humans as a psychological
need. Our age is very iconoclastic; I was going to say more than ever before, but I check myself because really it has always been like this. Cultures
invaded cultures and destroyed Gods and Goddesses, wiping them from memory and replacing them with their more powerful deities who proved their might
in battle. Evolution is still at work in us, not just physically, but mentally and psychologically. Perhaps we are slowly evolving out of this
religious period? It has been a very male dominated spiritual and cultural age since the Patriarchal religions took over just about all of humanity.
Sometimes I think we are unravelling because we have reached an ending as a species. Sometimes I think we are just undergoing a huge and rapid
progress in our evolution because we need to change quickly as the earth can't afford for us to continue the way we have lived because there are too
many of us to behave as we have traditionally. I am surprised that nature somehow has given us such power and has not kept us in environmental balance
and check like the other species. It is like we are too successful. We are incredibly aggressive and murderous as a species yet have managed to reach
this scale of world population. It is all a little strange and does not in appearance make logical sense.
OP, you make a good point. I was hard on you a couple of times about this issue in threads. I am sorry about that. I was only concerned that the human
dignity of relationship with people who do have a religion be maintained. I am happy to communicate with all religions, spirituality, atheism and
science, too. These days I am seeing the whole of the human experience as a diversity. If our current level of communication is maintained across the
earth I think evolution will find the very fittest of the fittest ways of us living together in better balance if we are to survive. That may be by
means of the usual adaptation and competition.
Santa's days may be numbered.
edit on 3-1-2016 by Revolution9 because: (no reason given)