posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 03:08 PM
reply to post by buddhasystem
No but in our current society we have outgrown the need for religion. Religion was able to adapt for many thousands of years and needs arised and
situations changed but now every advancement we make, especially those in the DNA, Genome, reasearch further decrease the need to believe in archaic
systems that can't adapt and change fast enough. In other words it is obsolete. Im not saying we can't have a structured organization teaching us
values and life lessons and history but this is what we have school for. Religion does not teach us to expand our mind but rather teaches us that
relying on the current beliefs will buy you a ticket to Heaven.
Picture this, if you were told you would get a brand new car and all you had to do was devote a little bit of your life and obey a few rules and that
was it, would you make any attempt to work any harder to try and obtain one? Hey avoid all the headache of doing it yourself and for a few small
inconveniences its all yours.
All you have to do to get into Heaven is to obey a few small rules, you dont have to be smart, rich, work hard, you don't even really have to be nice
to anyone you can be the biggest jerk alive. As long as getting into Heaven is your top priority who cares about science, advancement, hard work, if
I die young ill go to Heaven its gods will. Sounds sexy don't it.
Those who dont believe however have a much tougher time. I have to work hard to buy the stuff i need to live and stay healthy and don't get killed
or die early and leave my family and friends holding the bag. This is the only shot at life i get, there is no personalized heaven for me. If im a
jerk through life people will say wow im glad that idiot is dead. If i died never to have worked people would say i was lazy. I would never goto
hell but then again i wouldnt go anywhere would i.
Some people dont like to imagine their short life is all they have so they become consumed in something that makes them believe otherwise. And the
people at the top of this chain ( who make alot money i might add) take alot precaution to make sure people continue to believe because it is not only
profitable for them but also completes their belief system as well. If this requires that we don't advance as a society then that is what happens.
Remember that nobody profits off of you for something if you choose not to believe in it. If scientific advancements were to endanger any religious
belief you better believe you would see opposition.