posted on May, 15 2012 @ 11:56 AM
reply to post by wdkirk
Control, you say...
But for what purpose?
Control can be used to protect, or to dominate. But what if domination is the best protection? What if protection leads to domination? What if it was
used to dominate, but is slowly transitioning to protection?
With all these questions, I like to think that religion was originally intended to protect us as a shepherd protects the flock before it goes
wandering over a cliff or into wolf territory...if you'll permit me such an ironic example.
What ATS fails to see is that religion, because of how loose and lax today's world is, seems to be restrictive. Have you noticed how much crime is
committed in the absence of religion? Because of our immense population, it seems a pittance. However, large numbers do not hide the fact that
religion, in giving way to GOVERNMENT, has loosened its vise-grip on the animal side of us. Government has done it's best to destroy religion's
grasp on society, knowing full well that once we were free, it could use our instincts to its advantage, convincing us to pull all manner of crazy
acts in order to keep the Machine running.
I am not saying religion is the right way. I am saying that religion isn't the sole fault of today's world. I am saying that while religion was
king, it did a damn good job keeping us safe. Then government stepped in, and all hell broke loose. And that fact is, in the time it has taken the
government to break us down and rebuild us according to its image (interesting comparison, yes? ) in that time, we have matured to the point that we
no longer need religion as we knew it.
We need a different kind of spirituality.