posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 01:25 AM
I absolutely agree.
This is a point I cannot help but turn to whenever involved in discussions between the anti-religious-
For me the question of religion, and the question of existence of God (s) are two separate issues.
It is not so important, to me, to determine whether or not a religious belief is true in any objective sense. Even if their doesn't exist something
objectively, our beliefs may create it in the collective subconscious, and that is like an underground river or water table, that affects every
individual whether they are aware of it or not.
These archetypes, beings, concepts, have a sort of existence of their own, and I think they influence events and our own minds.
So if you are not consciously creating and directing the things in that river, then you are simply letting them be created by others, and in chaotic
ways, that do effect you- even if you do not believe in it. This is how we are all linked and connected! This is how we come together, pool our
energies, and create the events and societies we have!
If you share a collective religion (as a way of canalizing and directing that energy together) you are capable of great feats together- things like
the pyramids, the great Cathedrals.... with even little technology.
I was once rather cut off from the pop culture of the US- I had moved to France, from an environment in which I was not exposed to ideas like aliens
and such. I just wasn't aware of that. Then I started to have experiences related to this phenomenon and had no idea it was something that others
reported happening to them too. I had to go looking into the wierd books I never would have come across before. Then we got a computer and the
internet and I found out this was a widespread phenomena!
That my imagination could have been influenced by such recites would be a perfectly plausible explanation- IF I had been AWARE of these stories! The
fact that I wasn't, I was even cut off from possible daily exposure in my peripheral vision (even if you have no interest in UFO stuff or abduction
theories, if you are in a book store or magazine rack that has some of that, your subconscious mind could pick it up without you knowing). I was
mostly by myself in the rural countryside of France where the phenomenon was not known.
This brought me eventually to the insight that the collective consciousness still runs deeply in me and influences my mind and experiences. The part
of that collective consciousness that is of my natal land is seeping up still, and what is going on over there effects me anywhere.
These beings may have been created, or given form (what I suspect more) by peoples imaginations.
That doesn't mean they do not have power to affect people- even people who did not take part in the faith.
Sorry this is confusing and rambling, I have a lot of thoughts on the subject and probably need to write it out a few times to find a more coherent
way of expressing it.