posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:55 PM
I would even go a step further and say that most religions are man made - and made, at that, by men who sought power rather than God or the
Universal, or whatever you perceive it to be.
So, to some extent, most religions are a distortion of the truth, which has been manipulated and cut and pasted to suit those who wish to use it to
subjugate and gain power over the masses.
I too truly believe that the Universal has no religion, and no gender. Gender is a concept/fact which belongs only to the physcical, material world
but not to consciousness or Universal awareness.
Religions have caused more wars and more deaths than any other single factor. As such, it is impossible that they be a representation of the Divine.
As you say, without them we would rely on our conscience and our connection with the Universal, and I believe the world would be a much more peaceful
The more I think about the main world religions - Catholicism, other aspects of Christianity, Zionism - all these religions foment so much
negativity...sin, guilt, hatred, judgementalism, punishment, revenge, violence, wars, etc. How can they possibly purport to be the vehicle for God,
Love, Oneness, the Divine?
So, increasingly I believe religion takes us further away from what is divine,from what is good in each person, from oneness and peace rather than
being a vehicle for encouraging more of that in people's hearts and in our world.