reply to post by Alienmojo
I dont agree, especially with the assertion that mankind does not grow and has wars because they dont use religion. Religion is the very CORE of wars
and hate and violence because ALL of our wars are over religious reasons.
Example 1. The middle east peoples. They believe that their "ALAH" is bigger then the Christian God, thus follow the belief that all who oppose ALAH
is not worthy of living, thus fight for their belief.
Example 2. The inquisition. Basically Christians going around and declaring anyone who did not believe in the Christian faith and did the slightest
thing outside of their perfect little vision was either hanged, burned at a stake, dunked into rivers and drowned, or stoned to death.
Example 3. The current wars. Every single war today, including those in recent past (WWII, WWI) were over religious ideals and social beliefs. The so
called "reborn" Bush pounded into everyone's heads that our God is bigger than their God, thus war is justified. This has been going on for 8 years
and may even continue with going into Iran.
So if anything, religion has caused mankind to be held back, continue to be primative, and fight tribal warfare over religious beliefs, doctrines,
practices and prayers.
Mankind cannot learn LOVE when there are so many different religions. Quite simply because one religion does not allow for love of the fellow mankind
who happens to not believe in the same religious belief, but in fact teaches to HATE and KILL those who do not believe.
And no, its not "end of story". Sorry to say, but thats quite a very limited look at the whole picture..ie the world. Saying it should continue when
there is centuries of evidence that it does not work is hardly any justification to say "end of story". However, what IS true and what that saying
can be applied to is in fact humanity has been held back by religion...end of story.
Our story has not changed in eons. We continue to fight over religious beliefs, wage wars, kill innocents, try to impose beliefs onto others, and for
You say to help others is the way to heaven. What exactly is heaven? That mystical white filled room with golden gates and white pearl pillars where
angels reside flying around and there sits God upon a golden chair?
I dont suppose that the Buddists have their vision of who sits in that chair? The Islams too? The Chineese? The Arabs? The Africans? The Indians?
And do every one of these different societies see the same thing in that golden chair my friend?
There is no magical mystical white filled room where everyone is lined up at golden gates. All of that is primative pagen stories with absolutely no
hard evidence of its exsistance. What is hard proof and has centuries of hard evidence, is the history of mankind and its tribal warfare ways that
continues today...all for the sake of "My God Is Bigger Than Your God".
If there was only one God, then there would not be any reason to have all these different religous beliefs that each member of each one of these
religions will fight to the death for.
If there was a God, God would not be allowing for all the division in his creations to be fighting over so many different beliefs when there is
supposed to be only one true God. If God exsited, innocents would not suffer, especially the children of this messed up world. He would not allow
starvation, poverty, death and distruction. He would have appeared on several occaisions and not wait 2000 years or more and just come in spirts and
allow all those innocents over 2000 year spans to be killed and go hungry. God would fix the problem, solve for the needs and start acting like the
loving caring and forgiving God he is preached to be and not sit idle up on that golden chair watching innocent people and children die over wars
about faiths and beliefs.
Religion MUST stop so that mankind can grow up out of its infancy and its need to believe that he cannot do anything without believing in a fairy
Dispite everything that is written in the bible, not a shread of it has absolute hard evidence because all of it was written by man, not God. It is a
compilation of stories, fables and tales written by a people so primative that they needed something to lead their way..hence the sheep and the
herder..exactly as written.
Well today, mankind is NOT primative..so much to a point where we dont need to be like sheep to be led by a herder. But unfortunately, religion keeps
most of mankind from seeing outside of the halo of false premise and false reality, like a sheep pen, keeping the flock locked in a pattern of one
huge circle leading to nowhere except the same thing, over and over again, and will continue to do so unless mankind grows up and comes to realize
that it is mankind himself that has and forever will determine his own destiny, not some faith and relic religious belief.
The proof is righ there, documented, easily found and easily seen all around. The only thing mankind needs to do is simply wake up out of the trance
of the religious control.