Originally posted by cheeser
apparently for most of us, religion is apart of our *social identity* aswell as being *social identity* for our nations/communities and has abit to do
with tradition... that might be one factor of why its *high priopity*, i dunno.
i definately do agree with your opening paragraph
Interesting.. I know they've discovered the brain is designed to be 'spiritual' [some sort of gland]- and I understand the need to 'belong' [we
are social animals
] but Ive been trying to figure out why the creation has always nearly destroyed itself for the creator- we've always been on
the razors edge.
Because most humans have not progressed to the point where they can see that it is belief in the God/dess creator, being a good person, and
following the Golden Rule is what is important and that religion is not.....religion is created by man, not god.
I think the relgion takes a front seat to personal sprituality because it offers power.. strength in numbers.
I suspect if humanity had of stuck to more earth beliefs systems.. industry would have evolved taking it's impact of our enviroment into account..
Judeo-christian beliefs are so centred around man
and a 'bond' with god that we have become a species completely estranged from what
provides for us.. this is why we have the hole in the ozone layer etc. Some thank god for food.. and repay it by going to church. The
way I 'repay' the debt/'keep the balance' is catching public transport when I can so I am not contributing to pollution.. and I finnally got
around to having a vegie garden. I realise it doesn't make much difference in a worldy sense though. What is frustrating is people eagerly waiting
for the world to end.. and they think it'd be gods decision. Fact is- is if anything [aside from plagues, violence and a rock hitting us] is going to
end human life it will be the planet that we are destroying.. not 'sinning' would never protect us.
[edit on 11-2-2005 by riley]