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I would beg to differ...although nobody can make me do anything...Christians certiantly do put some effort into it...I'm certain if Christians got hold of a brainwashing tool more powerful than the bible, something that would work 100% of the time...they would use it without hesitation...and probably think they were doing the right thing...saving people...
Well then don't follow him yo. Nobody is making you.
Why is Satan Evil
Originally posted by CHA0S
reply to post by ljib777
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
Wow...just wow...now we can't even think for ourselves...I'll refer to some recent posts of mine...
Religion: Usually informing it's followers that everything in the universe (including humans) was created by a God of some description, it relieves followers of the need to ask questions about reality, history and our origins. It totally strips you of any chance at independent thought, Christianity for example, a whole freaking book that dictates how you should live your entire life...was written by man, not a God...I'm not saying God(s) don't exist, or even that they didn't create us or the universe, just that no book on Earth contains the will of such an entity if one does exist...enough said.
All religions are different and full of lies about reality, sure, some of the stories my be good life lessons, but it's still the work of man, and a lot of the time, it's just plain bad advice. We don't REALLY know if the universe was created by a God, or if Gods(s) really exist. It's silly to accept everything you are told without evidence. Now you don't have to ask questions at all. Seemingly, some great book has answered everything for you. You now know where you came from and how you got here, you don't really have to ask questions about reality. You now know what's right and wrong. How can you accept all this and be content with it? It's an insult to independent thought.
In my eyes, religion takes us on a road in the completely opposite direction to where we should be headed. We shouldn't be reading a whole bunch of crap, accepting it as truth, and throw our questions out the window, we should be denying ignorance, we should be seeking real truth and answers, we should be asking questions (with totally open minds), and we should be doing it all without being mentally enslaved and manipulated by reality overlords. If any God(s) do exist, this is the way in which we will be able to know and feel it's existence. Here's an old thread I found quite interesting.
I'm just stumped as to why God created us as such cruel people...it just seems to me like he made a lot of mistakes...so at one point he wipes everyone out to start over again...maybe he shouldn't have waited till the second day to turn on the light and check his work?
People were told to follow the word or burn because humans are so cruel that there needed to be a guide so that people would know that what they were doing was wrong.