posted on Nov, 3 2007 @ 02:45 PM
reply to post by Skyfloating
Okay then, perhaps if it were possible for me to go back in time and modify my original post, i would claim that 'Religion is what the individual
makes of it'.
As in, Your
perspective is part of that too.
I have no doubt that Christianity has suffered from the same ailments that everything in western society has due to the materialism of Capitalism,
that the people whom do twist the word of God do so because of a desire for power.
I imagine it's similar for Islamic Sects, but my knowledge on Islam is treacherous at best.
My perspective is that in material terms, Religions serve only to provide the masses something to believe in, and something for the elite to use
against us - i'd have to be a fool not to see that for what it truly was.
This is because people of the masses (and generally so of the elite too...) are inherently materialistic, and that to not be so requires dedication to
one's faith above all other desires, whatever they may be.
I disagree with the idea that one should follow only one religion, that to do otherwise would defile the teachings of that religion - well i disagree,
i believe that if one were to say such a thing would be to invite destruction and death, which would do far more than merely defile the teachings - it
would perhaps go so far as to infect the very roots of the religion.
So then, You can either Believe what you want of Religion, or you can follow blindly.