posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 06:09 PM
Yes, I said it. Organized religions are all conspiracies. God is an alien.
I will start with my background... I was raised Catholic. Catholic school. Sunday school. I went to mass 6 days a week until I was 13 or so.
Indoctrinated into the faith; absolutely. The problem that I developed later in life (problem, as defined by fellow Catholics), is that I have an open
mind and an ability for reason.
The first real spark of "free-thought", if you will, was when I was a kid. We had a close family friend that was excommunicated from the church. I
was still early grade school (1st/2nd grade), and I had no real comprehension of what "excommunicated" meant... so I asked my mother. She explained
to me that "excommunication" was an expulsion from the church for committing a grave sin (the family friend had an affair outside of marriage), and
that this friend will never be welcomed into Heaven... that bugged me for a long time...
This premise of the church's divine power on Earth is the problem... and it rings true of the other faiths... what other "idea" or belief structure
has caused more bloodshed than any other "idea" in history? None.
On its own, faith, belief or whatever you may call it, is a good thing. Absolutely. How many stories have we all read, where an individual's faith
got them through horrible circumstances? Would they have gotten through their ordeals on inner strength alone? Who knows. Faith is personal. Faith
gives us a moral bearing. Faith keeps a lot of us honest... hey I admit it. Humans are inherently fallible; yet faith admits that... and therein is
First, God is an alien. Why do I say that? By definition, God is not of this Earth. God therefore must be an alien.. alien to us. We cannot even
comprehend the idea of an all powerful creator. Sure, we like to think that we have a good handle on things, yet as God is omniscient,
omnipresent, and omnipotent, we CANNOT... and to say so is beyond arrogance.
Religion is man's power over the faith of the individual; co-opting faith for power. Period. Religion as we know it, is a creation of man. So
is the bible.
The bible as we know it came into existence at the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D., led by the Roman Empire's Constantine. Some books were voted in,
some deemed heretical... why? The books deemed heretical (such as the writings of the Gnostics) were deemed so by men. Were these writing any less
divinely inspired, or did they threaten the "establishment"? Constantine was consolidating power and needed the growing Christian movement to "get
with the plan" so to speak. Thus, the Catholic church was born. I have no doubt that the writings in the Bible are divinely inspired, but it
is still a product of man... therefore inherently flawed. Man's interpretation of divine will.
The Crusades. The Inquisition. The Protestant Reformation. Today's Muslim "jihad" Man's interpretation of divine will.
This brings me back to the excommunication that I spoke of. Why did this happen? Adultery. Broken commandment? Yup. Broken Catholic dogma? Absolutely.
God's will? I have no idea... yet, the church claims to know God's will. Pure, unadulterated arrogance.
How many times have I heard "if you aren't a _____________(supply any religion), you are going to Hell"? I like to ask this in response... "SO, as
a/an ________________ do you claim to know God's will?" The answer is always "no"... yet, their respective religions claim to. Isn't that
essentially what "jihad" is? Muslims claiming to know the will of God?
My own wife will happily tell you that the KJV is the only Bible that explicitly spells out God's word... yet the KJV is still a collection of
man's writings, a derivative of the Bible canonized at Nicaea by the early Catholics, with a little help from the Roman Empire... pure
definition of "conspiracy". The Council of Nicaea was a meeting of conspirators to reign in the Christians, to define what should and should not be
believed; a definition of the will of God by men. Fallible, sinful men.
I have my faith and beliefs... those are mine. I commune with the Almighty on my terms, as I understand them. My decision. Free will.
So, to those that I am sure will absolutely FLAME what I have just written... I take no offense. Flame away.
To the rest I say this. Live a good life and try to be a good person. I truly believe that is all any of us can really do.