posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 03:22 PM
Originally posted by HanzHenry
Originally posted by Damian65
Nothing to worry about...it was foretold ages ago....the great "falling away".
For the most part, in my humble opinion...all major religions were written and created as a control mechanism over the ever growing populations. If
people are beginning to see that, that might be a very good thing. However, as a spiritually aware person myself, I think the idea of abandoning the
moral codes might not be such a good idea.
Just my opinion though.
DATA and HISTORICAL documented admitted facts:
prove that a fallacy..
religion and morality are not wholly the same.
Very true....religion and morality are not the same.
My point was...the moral values as most religions portray them are good things. They are solid foundations for civilization. There is nothing wrong
with them. What I was trying to say is that it is perfectly OK to cast off the yoke of doctrine and dogma but perhaps it is not OK to cast aside the
moral values locked within these religions.
I believe in a Higher Power. I have felt it's presence in my life. I know it is there. Is it what the texts tell us? Maybe...maybe not exactly.
My belief is this.
All civilization needed a "guideline" to follow so that everyone was on the same page....nothing wrong with that either...but when it is used to
instill fear or hate or intolerance...then I personally think it has strayed from what our Higher Power would have...we are supposed to look out for
Look at all of them...a goal of Buddhism, for instance, is compassion and the the extinction of suffering...that is called one of the 4 noble
truths....go figure. Not such a terrible goal now is it? isn't that the basic idea that Christ wanted us to follow? Love your neighbor as
USA Christians, in my opinion, have fallen so far away from the teachings of Christ that it is astounding....reminds me of something Ghandi once
said..."I like your Christ, but I do not care for your Christians"...
This is just my opinion. I am not trying to preach to or convert anyone.
edit on 7/28/2013 by Damian65 because: (no reason given)