posted on May, 27 2013 @ 10:23 AM
Originally posted by wildtimes
Winell: Religion causes trauma when it is highly controlling and prevents people from thinking for themselves and trusting their own feelings. Groups
that demand obedience and conformity produce fear, not love and growth. With constant judgment of self and others, people become alienated from
themselves, each other, and the world. Religion in its worst forms causes separation.
Thanks for quoting this stunningly accurate and profound description of what religion is. Of course, the above applies to almost all religions.
Religion relies first and formostly on control due to the fact that it means "forcing" people into the belief of others by "belonging" into a certain
This is in extreme contrast to spirituality where the individual person needs to experience, learn and grow BY THEMSELVES. Religion does indeed
attempt to hinder people to experience "real "truth" by themselves, and it does that because it is a power structure that cannot simply tell people
"you don't need a church or priest to experience god/the creator"...because doing so would mean to lose power and authority...OBVIOUSLY...
(Similar as a teacher who would tell his children they don't require a teacher/school).
The fact that religion alienates and in fact is responsible for that we, as humans, actually lost the genuine connection to ourselves, our
origin/purpose etc....well nicely said.
The kicker is, one cannot "find" god or the greater meaning and purpose of life without this effort on your own. You MUST trust your feelings and must
think for yourself to find god. Therefore, religion is as "Anti God" and "Anti Truth" as it can even get. I know it might sound outrageous (I notice
you saw the need to apologize multiple times for your posting, why??) - but IN MY OPINION....institutionalized religion has MUCH more to do with the
devil than it has to do with god. This is my true opinion and if one opens their eyes to see, they will realize this sooner or later.
27-5-2013 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)