posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 08:40 PM
I think I want to start my own religion, and then sucker a bunch of rich Hollywood celebrities into not only joining, but also doing God's will by
giving me millions of dollars. LOL. It's funny, but since it actually has happened it is not that funny anymore. That is probably how they can afford
stuff like this, and they supposedly have all types of facilities located all around the world. I really would like to know, for instance, how much
someone like Tom Cruise has paid or given to the Church of Scientology...Probably millions and millions of dollars.
I mentioned the other day that I had read an article that stated Hubbard never wrote about the things Scientology currently teaches, but that the
government of the US confiscated his real material and released this crap instead, the purpose being that he was onto something regarding how human
consciousness worked in harmony with the universe...Or something like that. I don't buy it personally, but apparently at least one person does.
Stranger things have happened though. I just cannot see how anyone who can think for themselves could buy into what this "religion" teaches.
Some people say that about modern religions, but they are totally different. Today we have religions based on events that supposedly happened
thousands of years ago, and because we were not able to witness them personally, we have to choose whether to believe the many people who believed in
their religion when it first started. There are many people who were either firsthand witnesses, or secondhand witnesses, and that is what we have to
go on today. So if one guy wrote a book or started preaching some new religion, how could I believe him? If there were multiple people who witnessed
miraculous events, or interviewed many people who witnessed miraculous events, then I would probably take them more seriously.
Even a religion like Mormonism is just mind-blowing to me, as people actually believed one guy saying he had magic rocks. I mean all the evidence
points to the idea that he was a swindler, and that he simply invented this religious nonsense for personal and selfish reasons...Not because an angel
spoke to him. There are just so many gullible people in my opinion. And as I said, most modern religions are so old that it makes sense that people
still believe in them and practice them, but religions so new are much more likely to be fraudulent, considering if God was going to do something
regarding mankind, he would have done it already thousands of years ago, since humans have been around now for a very long time. I know this is not a
flawless argument, but I intended this more as a side topic to this post, and I really do not feel like debating various religions in this thread with
anyone. I think I got my point across, and it only took me 44,000 words or so. This has been a great day, lemme tell ya, lol.