posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 05:59 PM
1) Do you think faith/religion is here to control the masses?
Because human societies tend to be hierarquical structures, where the top layers control the lives of the bottom layers. It's just how we tend to
organise ourselves, although there are exceptions, as was the case of the australian aborigines and other tribal people. Sometimes these hierarchies
are stealth, you don't know they are there till you cross them. This is a higher up manifestation of a fractal antropological structure which comes
all the way from primate male dominance, and probably beyond that.
3) Your evidence?
Just look at the structures envolved, the people envolved. As you climb up the hierarchy the individuals tend to become more perverse and shady, as
they become more powerfull. From this, if you are honest about the analysis, you must realise that the people who control what is said about religion,
what is written, what memes are dominant, are very suspect. Most faithfull don't talk to god, they talk to a priest about god, that is the
Or, if you prefer, history and experience is my evidence.
4) Did you once believe?
In formal religion? Yes, when I was too young to know better.
5) Did you change?
I got old enough and smart enough to know better. Do realise I am talking about formal religions and the memetics of them. Personal spirituality is
another thing. Also I was lucky enough to not be blitzed with enough mind control at an early age, because I moved around a fair bit.
6) Why are you an atheist?
I am not an atheist, I just refuse to be a mind slave, controlled by fear based ritualism and apocriphal scriptures.
7) Why are you an agnostic?
I am not sure this label applies, I seem to have a direct connection, don't need to wait and see, so to speak.
8) Why you are a christian?
I have sympathy for a lot of the words attributed to Jesus, but I suspect he is just a manifestation of a deeper archetype, which is one of the
enlightened human being, who has found the power of love as a creational energy. So I am not christian in the reductionist sense, although I do think
there *might* be something there.
9) What ‘SHOULD‘ God look like/act like/be like?
Don't ask me, look inside yourself and ask God. He's there waiting to talk to you, should you so ask. (Hint: he looks like everything and behaves
like a universe).
Hope this helps in understanding these things. My take on God and spirituality is you need to free your mind and look inside yourself, to your heart.
There you will find God. If you let someone else, anyone, position himself or herself between yourself and your own divine connection, then you're
moving away from it, not to it. God is something personal, no institution will connect you to him better than you can connect to him yourself. So just
quiet the mind and look inside. With patience results will come.