Originally posted by NatureBoy
why, oh why do people still follow it like it's..er....gospel.
Because people are addicted to the lack of individual responsibility
offered by religion. When they have to give up their religion, they
have to come to the realization that they are responsible for their
life, and no one else. That frightens people, the idea that they are
responsible for their lives, frightens people terribly, so they prefer
to stick with the drug called religion.
Religion is as synthetic as heroine, coc aine, alcohol or nicotine,
entirely created by man, religion has got nothing to do with God,
even though it claims the opposite. The contradicting nonsense
you find in the bible, the old testament and the koran, is evidence
of this, because do you really think a divine entity would contradict
itself on every page, writing down drivel that no one understands?
Believing in God is important, but believing in your own divinity,
and connection with everything around you, believing in having the
power to be master over your own life, is far more important.
Truly having God in your heart is almost impossible when locked
in religious belief. Even as a child I felt that it was imperative that
I do everything in my power to prevent being poisoned by religion,
especially christianity can have a devastatingly destructive effect
on the mind.
Just look at the bible belt in the United States, these people are
become complete lunatics! Islam is causing similar insanities in the
Middle East, and Judaism is currently causing people to support the
horrible murders of thousands of people in Gaza.
[edit on (14/1/09) by Wehali]