Originally posted by ItsallCrazy
reply to post by Eye of Horus
I'm glad I'm not the only one my friend, you get the cigars and I'll get the bourbon.
Religion is the only thing that keeps people so divided and its extremely convenient that such a mass controlling scheme has absolutely no proof to
what are outrageous claims in most part. For me you don't have any belief in your self if you have to blindly follow something you can't even
prove. This is not a rip at everyone religious, its the nutjobs and eccentrics of every religion.
Believing in yourself is so much more important, you can never let yourself down
Religion is hardly the only thing that keeps people divided. Take a peak at the tower of babel story, and try to see the understanding behind it.
Doesn't matter if it's a true or false story, look beyond that and just look at the general understanding behind what the story says.
It states that man is united under 1 language, culture and so forth, and there was no limit for them. Sounds good etc. But then they come down and
confuse the language of men, spread them out and they all have their different cultures. Sound bad right?
Why would this be done? Because if man had been allowed out in the universe, then they would have warred and enslaved any race they came across
because it was different and didn't share that culture, language and so forth. And after man is confused etc, that is exactly what men do to each
other. They start warring and enslaving each other.
While there was peace among them while they were all under the same culture, it only covered up the true nature under it.
Now if this story is true or not, what is true is that today man still wars with each other. And because they are different. While it may seem that
the obvious way to deal with this problem would be to once again unite under a common culture, religion and so forth(and no religion is a religion),
it will really only cover up the real problem again.
So it is not about religion, it's about people need to learn how to live and let live. Learn how to accept people for who they are, even if that
means they believe things you do not like religion. If you want the freedom to choose for yourself, then you must also allow it in others.
Doesn't require faith to understand that, and even if it is true or not it doesn't matter because the understanding behind it and how it applies to
the world today is. And it didn't require that specific story to get that understanding either, but it does the job for some.
If you look at organized religion, then you will see it's not about the understanding, it's all about the literal. You talk about believing in
"yourself", but yet that is also what the bible says in understanding.
Jesus for example says that god is within you, and that you are the authority, not the scribes(which are those who write the scripture). He says it
directly. So it is about trusting that which is within you, that which is truly you(god), rather than accepting what the people of this world tell
you. It says how much longer will people keep accepting the wicked. They will not understand and they will walk on in darkness. And that is
what we see with blind faith.
Christianity is everything Jesus warns about, has nothing to do with what he said. It's the "new" religion that came after jesus, in his name, and
then proceeded to gain political power and killed/tortured anyone who didn't go along with it. Pretty much everything Christians claim about some
new "anti-christ" religion, they did. But they look at every other religion but there own.
I don't want to ramble on too much, but if you come to actually understand things(bible too), then you will find that it is very much talking about
the ignorance and such of those people who just accept what men tell them and have blind faith. Alot of understanding in it, and even examples of
what not to do, but it's not found in "facts" and if something is real or not.
Most of it is allegorical. Never meant to be taken literally. Just meant to give you and understanding that is useful in the world today.
It's the ones in "religion" who can only see the literal and not the understanding that fight and so forth. Yes they are all ignorant, but if you
truly want to make a difference then you have to gain and help them with understanding. Just trying to force them to accept something different and
you will just be playing the evil for them to point at. Which only pushes them further down in their beliefs. No help at all.
[edit on 15-5-2009 by badmedia]