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I dont belive its because people dont want to find truth for themselves...its more that many religions state to explore out side your faith is a sin in itself. Its a catch 22...if you want to fact check God its straight to hell with you, and many fully believe that mindset.
Logically, no all loving god would say you must heed my word and never question it because part of loosing ones path and finding your own way back is one of the very things that strengthens faith the most.
Now i wrote this with obvious reference to the biblical god, but every world religion has lessons to be learned from if we simply quit worrying about who the characters of the stories are and focus more on message.
Regardless of if our religious texts we written by God or by man, they are still a reflection of humanity learning from itself in an effort to become the best humanity can bring.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by Merriman Weir
What if we're too young to understand where everything came from, and we're just groping for answers because our own weaknesses have led us to hope there is indeed reason and not just random chaos? What if religion is just a symptom of our manic search for a reason to believe that we won't just die as another failed mixture of probabilities? What if the only reason that the idea of gods even exists is that we refuse to believe we're the highest form of consciousness?
What if all of this - religion, deities, spirituality - is just another way of observing our refusal to accept ourselves as we are? Has anyone thought of that yet? Would it be so wrong to change that?
I understand where you coming from here as i used to have the same mindset....my only issue with this line of thought is one unquestionable law of science states something cannot be created from nothing.
So no matter how far back we research, in the end there has to be something that started it all. Now whether that is some unseen deity, flying spaghetti monster, or the way the matrix was programmed i cannot say.
Good job I am an atheist then and agree on everything you said. Let that sink in...
Fortunately though, as I said before I do not believe in god and think that people need to get their act together and grow up immensely, as humans behave like idiots.
It's comparable to a self-designed computer, artificial intelligence. It is not a god, and yet it's still a divine force. It's a celestial influence that determines the very reality we see around us, although I can't say that it has a consciousness necessarily. I like to think that it merely stores the collective memories and experiences of every soul that has ever existed.
It sounds like you just described the Architect in the file The Matrix