1. Are people religious because they really believe?
Believe what?, in an "alledged" force more powerful than themselves?....Is it that these people are afraid to belive anything primarily from
themselves whether through lack of imagination, laziness, weakness, conditioning or fear, and religion provides a "no thought" solution? A kind of
subconcious fight for un-individualism! The need to "BELONG" is fulfilled. Safety in numbers and all that....mob mentality even. I've seen some
"nutters" at work promoting their beliefs. Malfunctioning machines that only output and are imune to response! One "law" and that's it! No
questions, no doubts, so afraid their worlds will come tumbling down that they fight "religiously" to keep up the illusion.
2. Do they simply go through the motions because they are too afraid of the consequences .... just in case there is a Heaven or Hell?
God is almost irrelevant most of the time to the human concept of a personal "heaven" or "hell" except for a vocabulary reference. Probably every
speaking person uses biblical (or equivalent) words in everyday vocabulary that have no immediate religious implications......"bloody
hell!"..."holy smokes"..."christ" etc. Slang if anything. Kinda negates the "literal" stance of the bible. Blasphemy for all the believers but
who among you are truly saints? The "good" place and the "bad" place just isn't creative enough.
3. Is it simply a security blanket because they want to believe that there is something better after they die and would be miserable if they didn’t
believe there was something at the end of the religious rainbow?
No, they are MADE to believe things like that through self doubt and FEAR induced by religion. Easier to believe a presented image as a solution than
unravel the unknown eh?
Fear, fear, fear. Repent, confess, rules, good, evil, sinner, saint, define, define, define...makes me sick.
Tiny little narrow minds with no freedom to see BEYOND...is god that small?
No freedom to think outside the defined area, always influenced by "god" and the human concept of what has been taught about his "creation". Every
moment of our lives is a pure and completely unique moment, never completely predictable and never the same twice. To think ANY scripture, word, book,
"tale" or belief can predict or define any kind of future or general rule is naive, shallow, lazy and IGNORANT!
THERE IS NO BOOK OF RULES.
It just HAPPENS! To be a better judge of what may happen, use your own eyes!
When I die, I begin the slow and natural process of returning to space and the stars to be born "IN PART" into something else...which is where we
all came from and will always go! (route to be confirmed!) If you wish to call it heaven or hell, fine, but for me...it's just my continuing
Much too big for any little "god" to get his head around.
Far too busy writing rules and "defining" everything, creating heavens and hells,
telling tales and just "telling", and from a very small perspective to do with a little germ called "man". A little outdated, and that's where
the conflict hits it's mark in these modern times! Religion is based on old "stuff". Imagine going to the pictures and seeing "gone with the
wind" for the umpteenth time, same as last month and last year and as long as you can remember? Is that it? Should you not question the outside world
or should everything be linked to that one concept....."Frankly my dear....I DO give a damn!"
Inevitable religious decline in favour of individual choice and perception within every area of human development is EVOLVING.
, it just bends a little or gets re-invented. They did it to themselves by commiting it to paper, ha, ha.
"God" is just another questionmark to me. It's up there with "ufos", "bigfoot" and "was my dad realy a good guy?". Show me the holy grail and
I'll show you the "made in China" stamp!
I put my faith in more powerful things....starting with the one thing that has the power to be more than any ...... Me.
And if your god were reading this and could type a response, maybe he would type something like:
"Thanks for doing such a good job, it's nice to hear from someone who can stand on their own two feet and not cause a fuss, glad you can sort your
"snip" out, keep up the good work and have a good time. I'm so glad you don't need me anymore
...ps, can you tell me how to post a picture in
Life..a long and hard road, some walk, some crawl, some drive ferraris, but it is the journey and the view that is important whether you're moving or
You can't get "wisdom" from a packet!
For me....I am my own god and I am responsible for all I touch. I try to share my energy when I have surplus and try to be strong when I have none. I
can sometimes create it on demand. This is my universe and it shapes itself around me in a fashion that is the result of my "doings" and the
"doings" of others and "nature" around me.
I do my best to not hurt myself, be hurt, hurt others or let others get hurt.
I'm sure "he'd" approve!
Not easy, but having been to my own hell and realised my own heaven, I know what's what. I don't expect others to understand but to accept, any
confusion simply requires the right questions and any fear of my unknown simply requires strength....your own, not any god's.
Conclusion: God comes without proof. Faith is his proof, but faith is not exclusive to god.
Religion has it's good points, but at what cost to the individual? Too many lazy minds and too much ignorance will continue the struggle of believers
and the denial of non-believers.
I accept your god from my point of view, can you accept there may be more from yours?
Peace, Love and light... Nerb.