posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:21 AM
I dont think people who are religious are dumb.
We must remember that these "Faith" based religions are primarily used as a method of control of the Sheeple.
This goes way back of course, but the "written texts" are just basically laws of how to live within the tribe or society. The parts about, if you
dont do what the such and such says then you will go to purgatory, eternal Hell, Damnation, and never eat chocolate again. This is a control
mechanism to keep the plebs in line, so the serfs did as the "Masters" desired etc etc. Just read about the Inquizition Times, ooh yeah, lots of God
Religions like Buddism, Taoists, Shinto, Confucious etc teach restraint, respect, love of Earth, Life, peace thru meditation etc.
Of course, none of this has stopped Wars, Murder, Pillaging and Raping, genocide and other fun stuff, by Religious people and atheists alike. But that
is Humanity in all it Prime"evil"ness.
I read the King James version of the Bible 30 years ago, confused the Hell out of me with the Thees and thous and Job marrying, Ables, sisters, wifes
cousin, who murdered Cains brother's, mother, aunt, 3rd cousin on Gods side, Jesus etc.etc Ad infinitum. Just by reading it you could tell it was a
Control device to rule over simple people.
Read the Book Of Mormon too....the biggest load of S... I ever read, couldnt help laughing and disputing just about every paragraph. Definitely a
story told by a Meglomaniac that wanted to be famous and have lots of women and money....a little like an olden day Snoop Doggy Dogg, Shizzle my
Mormony dizzle fizzzle ya'll, Im Gods prophet, Jammin'.
Actually to me, the Human understanding of science is still fairly basic as well. A lot of our so called Actualities are still Theory. Relativity,
Gravity, Space, Time, are still only our concepts of a few thousand years. Astronomers even admit they dont know what all the "Dark Matter" is that
occupies most of the "Gaps" in space.
Still........ We Is We Will Be.