posted on Apr, 27 2005 @ 06:48 PM
In my opinion there is no way to tell weather god exists or not. I am not inclined to make a definate descision either way.
However, organised religion is something I strongly disagree with. Xpert you are correct in saying religion is just a way of controlling the masses.
We can see this by reading histroy books and looking at our current global situation. It is because of religion that young men convince themselves
that strapping explosives to themselves and running into a building is the right thing to do.
Religion has this control because it plays on our deapest fears, death being our biggest one. We humans are the only creatures on this planet which
are conscious of our own mortality. And it's naturally comforting to be told that our existence prevails after death when we supposedly go to heaven.
Religion exercises its control by telling us that all those who dont follow it's set moral guidelines will get their souls banned from heaven.
It also tries to explain how our very existence came to be. Every religion has a story of creation which claims that a higher intelligence, namely
God, created everything we see around us. Religion also assumes that the entity God oversee's this creation with his omnipotence, and assures the
safety and wellbeing of his believers.
People hold these beliefs so strongly that it has allowed the powers that be to wage many wars over the milenia, under the guise of calling them
religious wars and giving them a divine purpose. This is the downside of religion, and proof that it is merely a tool of the powerful.
But just because religion is so obviously a fraud, doesnt mean there isn't this 'God' character, or at least some sort of higher existence. We may
never know this for sure.
Also, do not be so quick to accept everything science tells you as correct. Science can only logically speculate the answers to these fundamental
questions using the information we have available to us. The big bang and evolution theories are just as unlikely as Christianitys 7 day
The best you can do is sit back and enjoy the ride. Accept that you're never going to get a definate answer to these questions and get on and live
your life. Just dont wase your time doing this..