posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 07:28 AM
To start this off, I am not attacking the existence or non existance of a God.
We all know that many churches, past, present, and future, have achived or will achieve a certain level of corruptness. In the beginning, it hinged
on money, and today it still hinges on money. The problem is severe, and overwhelming. Why is it like this?
The reason is very easy to come up with. People refuse to question. I am a supporter of our president in some aspects. I do not, however, believe
every word that comes out of his mouth. I question the things he says and the things he does. How many of you believe everything he says? How many
of you believe everything you are told by anyone? I guarantee most of you question your leaders in this aspect. Where the problem lies is here.
Human nature is to question, especially when it comes to things we cannot understand. For some reason though, many people choose not to question
authority figures at their church. I cannot figure this out fully, but I am attempting.
I have mentioned a specific example which sticks in my head before about seeing the face of God, but now I have a different one. A bible worksheet
from a bible study brought to me described how God does not tempt. If you look into the bible though, it specifically says "And God Did Tempt
Abraham". I am pretty sure that most revised versions of the bible have taken out the word tempt, and replaced it with test. OIlder versions
defnitely still have tempt. This is more than likely due to the fact that the bible specifically says in other passages that God does not tempt.
What I am getting at here is this. At that bible study, everyone surely took the Pastor's word for it that God does not tempt...without question.
Whether or not it is true is not of my concern, rather the lack of questioing. Surely there is at least reason to question this statement. Yet
no-one does. This is abnormal human behavior in my opinion...at least in todays society (not in earlier ones).
It is this blind trust, whether correct or not, that allows millions to be controlled and manipulated by religious leaders. By liars such as Pat
Robertson and Jerry Falwell who make millions on their ability to exploit peoples irrationlal lack of questioning on this subject. This subject, may
be the most important subject of all by the way. One that definitely warrants full attention to detail.
Religion or your belief in God may be genuine. God may be real. Churches though are largely corrupt. They have this ability because religious
people (even those not belonging to a specific church) are so defensive of their beliefs that they CHOOSE not to question. They are aware that
problems may arise if they do question. They CHOOSE not to as a defense. This allows for control. This allows for the biggest conspiracy of all to
Even on the most rational seeming people.
This means, that many people actually CHOOSE to allow themselves to be controlled. They CHOOSE to allow this to be a conspiracy.
Conspiracy means that yes, religious leaders in my opinion are aware of these issues. They continue along their misleading paths regardless. Some
collaborate, and some do not. Some are genuine. It is though, the organization after all, that actually controls you.