reply to post by OldThinker
Any ATS regular or lurker can see OT is online to represent his savior….no bait and switch here. It’s pretty darn clear, agree?
Proof…my threads here… www.abovetopsecret.com...
I have a few questions, if you may…please no flaming, ‘civility and decorum’ expected, right?
1) Do you think faith/religion is here to control the masses?
Faith is not religion. Faith is inherent to our society, it's like hope, or despair.
Organized religion WAS here to control the masses. It has enormous power still today, but in the Western world it's declining fast. Religions were
mantained by an elite who is today shifting paradigms, trading religion with consumism and dumbing down individuals.
It's far more effective on current times.
Because greedy bastards always existed, and power corrupts. They need this structure of manipulation to shape the world as their will, and keep it
that way. Being afraid of God and/or hoping he'll take you out of your miserable life was good enough for people in the past to get through life, as
you can see, with their natural beliefs (whichever they may had been) tampered with this socially imposed ones.
3) Your evidence?
Far to numerous to compell it on this post. It doesn't even have to be far fetched, there are many common examples on how Organized Religion has
manipulated society. Just to name a few:
A) Pope crowning Kings on the Middle Ages.
B) Extremists/fanatics indoctrinated to kill.
C) Feel sinful, then confess (publicly or privately) and beg for mercy.
D) You have to get baptized because the original sin is within you, ever since your conception, even if you haven't done nothing yet. You are
predetermined a sinner, an inferior beign.
E) When in despair, just ask God for help. He will do what's best for you. If your life sucks, then it's just you're not faithful enough. Just keep
Every one of this last items show how religious people are indoctrinated and conditioned on their lives, molded to fit someone's agenda.
4) Did you once believe?
Yes. I still do.
5) Did you change?
Yes, I don't believe in what I used to.
6) Why are you an atheist?
I am not.
7) Why are you an agnostic?
Because of 1) What I commented before and 2) I find it so hard to believe the whole Bible-Jesus story as EXACTLY depicted by religious people.
8) Why you are a christian?
Guess I'm not. Though I respect Jesus a lot, if he really existed, which I don't know, and nobody does except very, very well connected
9) What ‘SHOULD‘ God look like/act like/be like?
Nothing in particular. God to me is a concept so grand that we can't even begin to grasp it. I do know it has no relation whatsoever with mankind
other than its creation (maybe), and probably isn't something "sentient", maybe a cosmic/mechanical "force" for not having a better term.