posted on Nov, 19 2002 @ 03:13 PM
Religion is something for people to embrace for comfort in it's virginal beginnings - but then it quickly evolved into a bureaucratic power structure
to keep the masses, well, as the masses, and the power elite in power.
Yes, you will be assailed by the overly religious on the boards, mods/admins & newbies alike. I've come to see it as folks being enamored by the
limousine ride to the wedding & NOT the wedding itself. Religion is suppose to be the vehicle towards an individuals communion with God. All
mainstream religions place manmade conventions to hinder that.
I'm deeply spiritual, pray several times a day, and can intellectualize the Concept of God.....I'm just not a fan of folks who think books of
didactic stories are history tomes, think they're entitled to a divine afterlife over others because they chose NIKE over ADDIAS, which is what the
choices of monotheism boil down to, or follow social & dietary guidelines from when a man with a beef could kill you with a donkey jawbone and from
when no refrigeration meant a pork chop could kill you.
After 12 years of parochical school, the nuns-Jesuits-Brotherhood, reading all the holy books of every major religion and traveling the world to see
it in play, I've realized that it's nothing more than Good v. Evil and how you conduct yourself & are true to your soul to maintain a roster spot on
the good team.
[Edited on 19-11-2002 by Bout Time]