reply to post by loveguy
I don't think there is any easy getting away from the building conflict of those who are religious versus those who are spiritual in other ways or
believe in only the hear and now.
Religions are ancient, the product of old world thinking, not evidenced by the manifestation of the God so many worship and the only promise of his
manifestation is through guess what?
Apocalytic scenarios where an angry God finally returns after turning his back on a failed creation to wipe it all away.
Amazingly people who have spent a life time, money, and based in large part how they live their lives on the constructs of the religions this God is
purported to devote, are actually that desperate for evidence of him and to see him, that they actually welcome that apocalyse and look forward to it.
If it weren't for the hypocritical politicians paying lip service to it, that manage to manipulate the masses through it, and the priests who sustain
themselves and often get wealthy off of preaching it, I doubt seriously if we lived in a world without religion and a God and someone today plucked
down the Torah, the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Talmud, the Book of Mormon, or the Quran on your cofee table, you or anyone would see it as
anything but a fanciful and rather tedious work of fiction with many a glaring inconsistency and hypocracy spun with some wisdom and common sense to
give it a little credibility as a self help tool.
I can't hide the fact I believe it to be utterly insane, even though, it's far from popular or welcome to state so.
I just don't see how it has helped to make the world a better place in thousands of years and countless of generations trying and claiming it does.
It remains the number one reason that people love and subscribe to doom and gloom prophecies, because they are all based on doom and gloom prophecies
for failure to live by their edicts.
The state can't as easily get away with saying live like this or we will kill you, so instead it gets away with, live like this or God will punish
you forever and ever, and a day.
Rediculous fear based system based on illusion and supersitition.