posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 11:34 AM
I am not going to make this a bash religion thread, quite the contrary, I am quite religious, I may not be a Christian, I practice Shintoism, but all
the same I have a set of beliefs and faith that keeps me going.
Now.. that being said, here's my problem.
I have noticed an increase in the "God is coming to smite you" ad's threads, both here and elsewhere, people canvassing my neighborhood offering
salvation, and all use the 2012 predictions as their base. Correct me if I am wrong but the Mayans were polytheistic, not monotheistic, and as such
did not believe that ONE god or ONE savior was going to come to our rescue.
Even the Bible talks about polytheism in a roundabout way, one of the passages if I remember it correctly states that "I am a jealous God you shall
not worship another besides me" or along those lines, which suggests more than one God (or Goddess) vieing for the power of the people. What if
we're so caught up in this religious fervor that we miss the real events happening around us? Is that just as bad as being ignorant?
Callit a pet peeve of mine, but I don't think using religion, especially nowadays, for the culmination of profit and fear mongering is the best way
to go. One should always have faith, but to try and exploit that is just wrong.