posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 08:39 AM
I have to agree with the OP in that there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of logic in organized religeon, and there are varying reasons for this.
Spirituality on its own , can be a great thing. Most religions are peaceful and promote a peaful way of life. But when you ritualize these spiritual
things, they become dangerous. You get human sacrifice, the Inquisitions, wars, etc. Religion has been and will continue to be a tool to control and
pacify the masses. Governments have changed religious text to suit there own needs for thousands of years, and not only that, simple human error has
played a huge part. Back to the point. A few things I have a hard time reconciling: If God is Omnipotent, know all, sees all, what is and ever
will be, why did he create the whole mess anyway? If he knew he was going to destroy Sodom and Gommorah, why let them exist at all? Why get mad if
he knew from the beginning tat they'd be corrupted? If he knew that Adam and Eve would defy Him, why even tell them about the tree? It's like
giving your kid a crapload of sugar, and then getting mad at him for being hyper. Makes no sense. Totally nullifies free will. That, or God is
Fallable. Other things, it pointedly says in the bible that Christ is the son of God, not God Himself. Although it does say that Christ is the
light and the way, it doesn't make him God, it makes us Idolators, does it not? Why would God on the Cross ask himself "Why hast thou forsaken
me?" Why do we worship the son of God, and not God Himself? Christ preached the word of God, not of Himself as far as we know. I don't get the
idea from reading the bible that he intended to be deified. Another thing, if the Bible is the unequvocal word of God, why didn't he see fit to put
in and gospels from his own Son? Why isn't there a Gospel of Jesus?
Because The bible has been altered by politicians, human errror and embellishment. Therefore it is no longer the infallable word of God. That's not
to say that religious people are all illogical, I just have a problem with alot of the concepts preached by organized religion. I believe that
religion has done many great things, and has been responsible for some of the greatest works of art, architecture and music, but it has also been at
the forefront of some of the world's worst atrocities.