posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 05:46 PM
We don't REALLY know if the universe was created by a God, or if Gods(s) really exist.
I've started a few threads about religion, and after talking to a lot of Christians, when it comes down to it, most of you have stated that we
shouldn't take every word the bible says literally...and because it is a translation/interpretation from another language, which is probably an
interpretation/translation from yet another language...how can we trust any of it? Assuming it was the work of God in the first place...how do we know
man hasn't edited and changed it do his desire over time? How can we really know what to take as truth? How do we know what sections aren't the
words of God? It's a guessing game...and I'm not for it...
I don't need a book to tell me how to be a good person...I don't need the fear of Hell or the desire and temptation of Heaven to help me be a better
person...I don't need to be a good person so I can please an almighty Lord...I am a good person without religion in my life...basically what I'm
saying is...there is no point...we don't really know how the universe works...if a God exists...if we go to Heaven...etc...we really don't
know...and you can't trust that bible to give you those answers...
Just to make it clear...I am not Atheist...nor am I religious...
And I find it's just as arrogant to say God doesn't exist, as it is to say he does exist IMO...so I just go about my life, being the best person I
can...and that's all I can do...if God does exist...I just hope that's enough to get into Heaven...or at least avoid Hell...if such places really
Can you not see that religion causes more problems then it solves? Religion isn't necessary to feed and clothe the homeless...it isn't necessary to
have religion if you want to believe a "God" exists and have hope...and it isn't necessary for anything except herding the mindless masses like
sheep, dumbing them down, making them feel guilty and fearful, and making profit...
And before you ask me, this is why I think religion isn't good for society:
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
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 really have no idea what the truth is! 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....and the bible even goes so far as
to say "Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
"...basically you can't even think for your self anymore. How can you accept all this and be content with it? It's an insult to independent
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...we need to decide for our selves...we
need to do our own thinking...that way we might get some where...and maybe one day discover the truth...get some real answers...
Disclaimer: This thread includes snippets from other posts I have made.
EDIT: My "belief" is...I'm way to simple minded to even begin to understand reality and where we came from...and anything is possible really...the
link in my sig titled "We know nothing - Expanding the mind with philosophy" seems highly relevant here...
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