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Originally posted by Haydn_17
When ET arrives and shows themselves to us i am hopefully wishing them to show how our galaxy started, to prove evolution and explain to us that god does not exist.
Ive just realisded what a big problem religion is, its like the voice in your head demanding you must do this and that, and an old book dominating your life..
You must live like this or you will burn in hellfire forever and ever.
So come on ET put everyone out of there misery.
Originally posted by damwel
Ok, how about if the aliens landed and they explain everything and they tell us that there is indeed a true God over all the universe and he is love. Then they go on to explain that his name is Ofalah and he died for the sins of the people of the universe and they show you a picture of a grey with a halo. What would you think then.
OBTW, it's a sin to them to believe in any other God but Ofalah.
Originally posted by MarshMallow_Snake
Did you ever think that Religion is a way of trying to treat other people with respect, dignity, care, and understanding?
Originally posted by karl 12
Always thought this quote by Steve Allen hit the nail on the head:
Originally posted by gazerstar
I think that religion and law both serve the same purpose but in different ways. IMO, religion and the legal system are redundant.
They both contain a code of laws and ethics for governing how people should behave.
Originally posted by lagenese
Religions were created for 2 reasons: the 1st was to better control mankind, and 2nd, humans were not able to think for themselves so somebody had to do it for them.
I know that all beliefs, whichever they might be, lead to deception. Beliefs are part of the domination of the human mind, because humans are unable to obtain answers on the questions they seek. That's why they need to secure their ego by believing in some form or another (God, science, philosophy, etc).
However, with the rise of consciousness around the globe, religions will be left behind on an individual basis. We cannot consider this on a global scale because all individuals have unique experiences to achieve, and we are not all at the same level of experimentation.
Originally posted by stereovoyaged
You realized that if aliens came down and people said that there was no god, christians would just say that the devil sent them and that the aliens were sent to decieve and test us all. It's their cop-out for everything, dinosaur bones, devil put em there, proof of evolution found, devil put it there, etc
Originally posted by Haydn_17
Why make assumptions im taking about christianity only? Islam has the Quran, jews have the Torah???
Now lets assume ET lands tommorow, all the religious folk start shouting devils!! Fallen angels!!
And some members of ATS think thats ok?
I wouldnt be suprised if the religious folk scared them off with pitch forks and flaming torches.
First ET metting scenario:
ET: Do human fully understand your begginning?
MAN: Oh but the majority of Earth thinks we all decend from invisible people who aways watch us from the sky.
ET: okkkkkk *runs back to ship thinking we better come back in another 3000 years when they are fully developed*