posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 10:32 AM
Not been here to long but I enjoy the site.
What I am really struggling with is how many members seem to have fallen into the biggest trap mankind has created.
Religion. The biggest social conditioning experiment ever perpetrated. Nearly every other topic on this site has at least something that warrants a
Not now, not ever will I ever be convinced that religion benefits anyone. Why does it exist. To control. Nothing more, nothing less.
Do you really think an all encompassing entity monitors your behaviour and then rewards you for being good. THINK ABOUT IT. That's the same thing we
all discuss on this site about our governments with growing concern and anguish.
Christianity and Islam believers together account for an estimated 3 billion people. I have read a few pieces that state over history around 2800
deities have been recorded. Either believe in them all or believe in none. What happens if you pick the wrong one.
No modern day religion is original. Everything believed in was at some point a different religion or tradition. Religion has evolved through the ages
through human manipulation. So even if a god did exist (it doesn't so don't worry about the next bit) how can you be sure you're worshipping it in
the manner it intended.
So opens up the argument, its done through gods will. Don't talk rot. That means all human actions are controlled through god's will. Why would you
even be on this site if you believed that. The premise immediately invalidates all discussion on this website as its all down to GOD.
Its all about CONTROL. Why do you think christians celebrate christs birth on the 25 dec. It was decided by a panel of the top authorities in the
christian faith to coincide with the pagan festival's that took place at that time of year to celebrate winter solstice, saturnalia etc. Does that
sound like god or does it sound like an incredibly astute marketing trick to integrate an agenda.
Look at the structure of most religions. That alone should show you what their purpose is.
As for the texts. Well lets look at it from an ATS point of view. What would this site be like if we believed every thing that was posted without
sources. The 2 main religious texts were supposedly written (rough figures as no one can be sure) 3500 for bible and 1400 for quran.
Think about that for a minute. Now take a "for instance" scenario. You take any modern objective text that describes a period in modern history.
You limit the copies available (as would have occurred when these texts were first authored due to lack of printing facilities or the internet), you
then start copying and translating this over a 1500 year period taking into account personal and governmental bias.
I guarantee what you are left with bears no relation to the original text. Even without deliberate manipulation they would change significantly. One
changed word can alter a story.
Faith. Faith I encourage. Have faith that most people are kind, generous and loving. Have faith that you're government will see sense and do the
right thing. Have faith that your hard work will help your family.
Have faith in what's tangible, what's there in front of you. Don't waste it on an idea that a long gone government (yes, government not church, do
you really think that its coincidence that before our so called democracy the most powerful people were either monarchy or religious leaders) used to
control the masses.
Some may be offended by this post. Well, be offended. People blindly believing in something that doesn't have a shred of credibility or any tangible
proof offends me.