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Originally posted by dominicus
Neither religion nor atheism can solve the problems of the world.
Originally posted by chrismarco
we have moved so far away from religion but who has been enlightened? more war, more killing, people eating people, parent killing their kids...
Originally posted by Kharron
People post about Awakening, but then they fail to realize that masses moving away from religion IS Awakening. What else could it be?
Originally posted by InfiniteConsciousness
I hear a lot of atheists say that they were raised with strict religious upbringing and then they realized it was all just BS so they became atheists. I can definitely see how someone could come from strict religiousity, self-realize it as BS and then jump to "there is no God". But, it's not that easy. There is no evidence either way and there never will be, for the living.
reply to post by Hefficide
previous generations were not only forced to study religion ( whether they liked it or not
lol seriously? Only 5% of Americans are Atheists? Haha... wtf...
At the same time, the number of Americans who say they are atheists rose, from 1 percent to 5 percent.
That's my only solution. Forced Enlightenment. I think we're heading there no matter what, because we come from there
Forced Enlightenment? Otherwise known as an oxymoron.
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
...and how come the number of religious people has dropped so much then?
All false religions were created by the Illuminati to enslave and brainwash society. In essence, religion was the first form of mind control.
Religion is a major tool of the Illuminati agenda
You may be too weak on your own, but you don't speak for everyone else because not all people are the same as you. Not everyone needs a religious crutch to stand on. Stop placing everyone into the little box you have developed based on your own limited understanding of humane nature.
Fact is, man is too weak on his own. He needs a spiritual philosophy to buttress his existential condition, otherwise, well, he'll succumb to his lowest passions and feelings of despondency.
You may be too weak on your own, but you don't speak for everyone else because not all people are the same as you.
lol I love he fact that you think you can assume what I have experienced in my life and that my mind is too weak to handle any hardships and would be forced to latch onto some "transcendental referent". Once again you are making nothing but a bunch of assumptions based off of your limited understanding of human nature derived from your own nature and your own life experiences. Even when I am upon my death bed I will not let sadness or fear sway me to latch onto such beliefs. Simply because you can't imagine such a mentality or nature doesn't make it impossible. Your perspective is flawed.
You simply haven't tasted the lows of life. Not just I, but EVERYONE is too weak on their own - they need something, some 'god' or transcendental referent to hold onto.