posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 03:07 PM
I posted this idea in another thread called "Bible corrupts". That thread is here
but I felt that my response was a whole new idea that warranted its own topic of discussion so here it is.
Mods: I felt this was the right forum, but feel free to move this to another forum if necessary.
This topic brings up the idea that religions were created in order to hide the fact that people have more "power" than they realize and God was
merely "invented" to take the credit for powerful things that people themselves create.
If anyone has read the book "The Secret" (or watched the movie), it basically states that people have the ability to control what happens in their
lives because of the "law of attraction". The things or ideas that you focus on the most and "give power to" attract what happens to you in your
life. So if you always worry about not having enough money, you will never have enough money. Whereas if you always "know" that there will be money
in your life, the money is always there. Your own nervous system acts as a "transmission tower" and attracts whatever you focus on.
I believe that this is true and people have always had this ability, but the government doesn't want us to know we have this ability because it would
give the people more control. So the whole concept of God and religions were created to make people think that "miracles" and such are created by
"God" and we should be thankful to him for "answering our prayers".
I personally am very against any type of organized religion and I have never read the bible, but I have been a believer in God all of my life. I have
to say that whenever I prayed for something in a certain way, I always got what I asked for. What I mean by that is... instead of asking God to solve
a problem for me, I would always ask God to help "me" find the solution to a problem. And when I ask it in the most unselfish way and knowing that I
was perfectly willing to put all of my effort into helping myself without expecting "him" to do something "for" me, I always got what I asked for.
This leads me to believe that I really was using the universal "law of attraction" to bring to me what I wanted in my life. The more I think about
it, the more I suspect that maybe God doesn't really even exist and maybe I really am more powerful than I've given myself credit for. And maybe we
all have that power and not even realizing it because it's been kept a "Secret".
[edit on 15-9-2007 by annestacey]