posted on May, 19 2010 @ 10:43 AM
Having grown up in the Christian church, I have read my Bible several times through, and taken notes to remember things that stand out. Interestingly
enough, it was truly studying this book, not reading athiest philosophies, that made me start questioning it and the church about 3 years ago. After
reading many other religious texts, not books ABOUT these texts, I began noticing a common difference in their philosophies on free will. After
realizing (at least, for myself) that if I have an eternal soul, God is just, and free will truly exists, reincarnation is the only rational
explanation for what happens when I die. I stopped fearing death. I stopped judging others for the way they live their lives. Even the most greedy
politicians and war-profiteers look to me like children. I understand now that when I abandon the illusion that these are the most important 80 years
(if I am lucky) of my soul's eternal existence; that eternal punishment or eternal bliss could be earned in one mortal life-time, I came upon a
paradox in many abrahmic faiths: they do not believe in free will, unless the idea of it can scare someone into subscribing to their system of belief.
It's the conspiracy built to hide in plain sight.
A common theme of many church services I had gone to talked about God's plan and free will in the same breath. This always confused me, for good
reason. God doesn't talk to us. Our feelings are supposed to be Him guiding us.
"If God's will is just a feeling, what about someone who didn't feel converting to Christianity was the right thing to do?" I once asked.
"Because God was testing them, or Satan had a hold of them" was the answer, and I can guarantee no one on this forum has a better answer. Why not?
Because this is what control is about. Vague threats about what may happen if one chooses not to subscribe to a particular ideal, while providing no
proof whatsoever. Im sorry, but the Bible is not proof. This is why we live in a sham of a democracy and don't do anything about it. This is why we
allow our politicians to lead our family and friends to their death in an illegal war. THIS IS THE REAL DANGER IF INSTITUTIONALIZED CHRISTIANITY. Our
idea of freedom has been just as skewed, empty, and un-enlightened as our ideas of God. We believe in the contadiction that we are free to create our
own destinies until God (or Satan, lol) decides to intervene for our best interests or to damn us...and its the same as a right-wing nut wanting the
government out of his/her life while opposing gay marriage. Liberty and justice for all...except these people...and those ones...because God says so.
Our brains have been indoctrinated to accept contradiction because, we have been taught, even God and His plan is a contradiction.
We live a lie, because it's all we know.
We claim God's love, but it's all for show.
Keep us safe from the grasp of the devil,
Drive into our brains, that he was the first rebel.