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When a person bows to “God” he has shown that he understands nothing of God. God is your guide, your light, your exemplar. He is your friend, ally and mentor. He is like a perfect big brother, steering you through life. If your big brother asked you to bow before him and pray to him, you would think he had gone insane. If he demanded your worship, you would hate him. If he commanded you to love, serve and obey him, you would fight him. His job is to nurture you and bring out the best in you, not to make you his slave.
If a person prays to a God whom he considers omnipotent, omniscient, and perfect in every regard, he will inevitably see himself by contrast as powerless, ignorant, flawed and sinful. He has stripped himself of his own nobility and worth and projected it onto this remote, inhuman God, so far above the level of humanity as to be unknowable and unreachable. A person on his knees to this God is profoundly unhappy, wracked with self-loathing. He has created a means to torture himself. Whenever he contemplates this God, he cannot help simultaneously contemplating how far he falls short. He sees himself as despicable. Does such a person have a healthy attitude to life? Is he contented, optimistic, self-confident, eager to take on every challenge life throws at him? Or is he mired in negativity? He can’t save himself, he thinks, only God can save him. His is an Alienated Soul.
Now imagine that this person realises that God is not external but internal. All the qualities he so admires and reveres in God are actually within him, albeit deeply buried. If he can get in touch with his inner divinity, his life will be transformed. Instead of crawling around the world on his hands and knees, terrified of his infinitely distant perfect God, he will stride around confidently and powerfully…a God in his own right. A majestic human being. A credit to humanity. He will experience the ecstasy of self-actualisation and self-realisation. His alienation from himself will be at an end.
It's time we left behind these monstrous, false religions of Satan. Let's turn to a religion of reason, hope and freedom that celebrates the True God, not Satan. Let's turn to Illuminism: the religion of light, the religion of enlightenment.
Originally posted by AlienMenace
You cannot take away someone's religion and replace it with another. Look at how well it worked in the dark ages. A change of religion is only done by choice. What path should they choose from that's superior (for themselves) to what they have?
If the elites are are all part of some misguided religion then the best we can do is try to understand its nature to predict their next move.
Do you think any one of us could create a new religion or explain an existing religion that would convert anyone who feels they are reaping benefits from their current ideals?
The only religion I do not tolerate is one that infringes upon me. That could be said for a satanic elite I suppose, but what'cha gonna do?
Well we have given this religions enough time to give us what they had promised us (i.e.peace, love etc.) they've had thousands of years to do this and yet they have failed in doing so, they have thousands of years to practice what they preach yet they have failed to deliver us their promise
Originally posted by Gibbled
reply to post by Lateralussicksicksick
In this thread I see no proof of how these religions are being used against us by TPTB. I see no proof of how religion is satanic in nature (which it must be, if one can label every religion ever as satanic). Not to mention, all you have to say about religion was to point out the things in said religion you think to be dumb.
Hindus & Buddhists
Hinduism espouses Slavery
According to Hinduism (read Geeta and Mahabharatha and various other Hindu documents), the sudras are made to serve the other three castes (Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaisyas). While defining the jobs of the castes, the document considered the Bible of the Hinduism states that Brahmins are the people who 'possess' everything. God has made everything for the Brahmin. He has to learn the vedas and practice it. Kshatriyas should keep the Brahmins happy and rule the kingdom in line with the vedas. Vaisyas will do the trading. And the rest of the people (read sudras) should serve these three communities. There is no other purpose of their existence. What do you call this? It is slavery in the guise of religion. If the so called Hindu exponents are really interested in harmony, they should remove these lines which occur in more than one place all over geeta and mahabharatha. These were obviously inserts made during the later days of caste movement. Using this nearly 80% of the people were held slaves to the rest and the same is being tried today.
The worst is that this slavery is not accepted by the people who are on the top. At least in the case of the Negros of the US, the whites accepted there is slavery. But here this was not accepted. And this is the cause of the major problems. The classes who enslave others work against the liberation of such enslaved masses even today. What disheartening scene is this?
To add one more, women are considered slaves of the men! It is high time these thoughts are removed as well.
This shows me you are uneducated with regards to the purpose of religion. If you are going to attack the belief systems of anybody that's NOT an atheist please do some research before-hand. Your religious intolerance makes you intolerant of so many more people than racism ever could.
My religion does bring me peace and love, actually. What does your anti-religion bring you ?
PS. In the first paragraph of this post you refer to religion as "a system of mind control", and the very next sentence refer to it as "our greatest gift". Elaborate on this please ?