posted on May, 6 2011 @ 05:47 PM
WARNING: LOGICAL CONTENT
In my opinion the overall belief that some all powerful, all knowing entity is the creator of the universe, and if we devote our lives to worshiping
this entity we will be rewarded is borderline insanity. The purpose of this thread is to examine every flaw that I see within religion, and I will do
my best to avoid singling out one religion but instead broadly focus on most if not all religions as a whole, but to be completely honest most of my
points focus on Christianity.
Religion is based almost entirely on geography- If you were born and raised in China where almost every single person around you is a part of
one religion, what are the odds that you will make the decision to become a part of another religion? Sure when you're older you could read up on a
religion and decide you want to convert, but if you spent your whole upbringing following one religion, what are the odds that you will just drop that
religion and choose another?
Most if not all religions are contradictory- They state that you can only worship this god/religion, and any other god/religion is false. So in
a way they cancel each other out.
The Bible is just plain wrong- According to the Bible, Earth is only around 5000 years old. Carbon dating, fossils, and dozens of other
techniques can tell us that the Earth is MUCH older than 5000 years. The idea that humans were alive at the same time as dinosaurs is laughable. On
top of that hysterical belief, the church that based their knowledge off the 'word of God' spent hundreds of years and man hours suppressing
anything that went against their flawed beliefs. People were taught that the earth was at the center of the universe and all stars were equidistant
from the earth. Surely the man that created the universe would know how it is structured, but I guess this could be attributed to corrupt members of
the church spreading lies. Still, imagine where humanity could be if knowledge was never suppressed and people were not afraid to speak against the
church out of fear for their lives. The Bible also claims that if you pray for something, your prayers will be answered, but that's just a lie. The
Pope himself could spent a whole week in solitary confinement doing nothing but praying for God to end poverty, end wars, put an end to deadly
diseases, etc., but nothing will ever come from it. Any person who is a member of a religion can pray for hours on end, and their prayers will not be
answered. Sure, some small little event may lead them to believe that their prayers were answered, but that sounds a lot to me like a self fulfilling
prophesy, they are out looking for their prayers to be answered, so the first thing remotely close to their prayer will be associated as Gods
intervention. On top of those heaps of lies, God killed a total of 2,270,365 people within the Bible, and Satan killed a whopping 10 people. Maybe
Satan wasn't such a bad guy after all, huh?
Being punished for following the wrong religion is unfair and no logical, understanding, just God would do such a thing- There are dozens of
religions out there, so how can a God punish me for not choosing the right one? According to most religions it's a matter of faith and believing that
theirs is the correct one, so how am I supposed to know which one is correct? Some pastor tells me Christianity is correct, so should I just take his
word and spend the rest of my life following the teachings of a book? Should I base my religion off of what the other people around me believe? Which
religion I believe is the most beneficial to humanity? Which religion has the most followers worldwide? There's no way to know which is the right
one, so you could be setting yourself up for hell in the afterlife right now by following the wrong religion, even if you believe it to be the right
Religion is a coping mechanism used for people who are afraid of death- Believing that we will one day die and completely cease to exist is
unbearable, completely unthinkable, so religion is used as a form of denial to counteract the fact that humans die. IMO, when we die, we're dead, and
that's the end of our perception. When our brain stops working we stop working, because we need our brain to use our senses, to think, to understand
what is happening around us, so when our brain stops working, then that's it for us. Don't be scared though, be thankful that you were the one sperm
cell to make it to the egg out of the millions. Be thankful that every single event that took place, starting from the Big Bang, to the right
combination of stars going supernovae and spreading their radiation and atoms across the universe, to the exact amount of particles being attracted to
each other in our solar system which formed planet earth, to the right chemicals forming a single celled organism in the primordial ooze, to the first
fish who decided to see what all the hubbub is on land, all the way to your great-great-great-great grandparents deciding to have a child at the right
moment. If all of those events did not take place, you just would not exist, so be thankful that you have the opportunity to experience life and spend
what little time we have here living on this planet that some of us take for granted every day.
Humans were stupider and more gullible 'back in the day'- If I began telling everybody that I communicated with an entity named Zeebo, and I
speak to him late at night in the dark when I'm alone, but nobody else can hear him, not even me, I would be looked at as insane. I could claim that
if they do not devote their lives to Zeebo, they will be painfully tortured by Zeebo himself, but instead of a religion forming, a restraining order
would most likely be filed and I could possibly be jailed. In fact, I would probably be thrown into a mental institution and be seen as completely
psychotic. Things didn't fly like this back in the day, if somebody was told that a man spoke to God and we need to worship him or we will burn for
eternity, they didn't call his sanity into question, instead they believed him and hopped on the bandwagon.
Higher powers are just the simple solution- Throughout time man has always wanted to have the answers to questions, and that's exactly what
higher powers are. We like to believe we understand how things work, and if do not know the answer we create one. The sun? No that's not a
thermonuclear reaction millions of miles away, that's the god of heat. Rain? That's not a natural phenomenon, the rain god created it because we
danced around and chanted. Those might seem silly to us living in this time period, but people will look back and think the same about us. Creation of
the Universe? No the Big Bang wasn't a natural phenomenon, a mysterious, powerful entity created it. Death? No our brain doesn't stop functioning
and we are no longer conscious beings, we live on in a state that no living being can access or provide evidence to back up.
There is NO PROOF!- It sickens me that people devote their entire lives worshiping a religion that there is literally no proof to back up.
It's complete blind faith, and it astounds me that people believe such a wild concept without even a shred of evidence other than a book. For
anything to be taken seriously in the scientific or even the logical-thinking community, there must be evidence. Does this not apply to religion? Is
there some double standard that prevents the invisible, omnipotent entity from being called into question? Near death experiences are used as evidence
for the afterlife, but when a person dies massive amounts of '___' are released, which creates epic hallucinations. That bright light you're seeing
that you believe to be heaven? Sorry to burst your bubble Johnny Pastor, but you're just hallucinating in your last moments of existence.