a reply to: Isurrender73
The entire premise of religion is fundamentally flawed in the sense that it creates an end goal to an existence to which there is none.
The Creator(s) seem to have no will to interfere in the human perception of right and wrong.
There is no real progression from A to B that we are meant to achieve. There is no objective morality for the human race to work towards. I used to
think there was but that is absurd rationale in hindsight.
This is a playground which is dictated ultimately by us, and in that sense my friend, it is not religion that has failed - but humanity as a whole for
choosing to entertain the selfish pleasures more so than the awareness of the divine that is shared consciousness. Failure is subjective however.
Personally, all I can do is aim to maximise happiness of those around me when given the chance.
Why do I need to be taught on how to live beyond that simple principle? Why should others live by my principle likewise? Because it's 'logical'?
If the human gift of choice is being continously dampened by abstract ideas of objective or logical morality and law, we become less divine and more
animal or herd like. Divinity is the gift of thought and hence choice.
Yes - even great evil is divine. Nothing can be as cruel as a human. Did people miss the meaning of the 'knowledge of good and bad' and the curse that
comes along with it?
The curse is that for us to experience true happiness we must also open the doors for unimaginable suffering. Beyond that point we cannot turn to the
Creator(s) for the Earth is now both our Heaven and Hell by choice.
I cannot bear 'evil' and I spend every day of my life attempting to spread good vibes and love - that does not mean I can truly judge 'evil' people
For me to judge a person for raping or murdering someone, is for me to say that if I was in their shoes - I would not have pursued their thoughts.
But I'm not
in their shoes, and I have no idea how such a thought can be tempting to them, for it fills me with instant anger and sadness to
imagine a man hurting a woman - for example.
How can I judge someone's actions when I cannot possibly comprehend their experience. This is why the state of humanity as a whole makes me sad.
That does not
mean I would not take action against such things. I will do anything in my power to stop an 'evil' act occurring - but I am under
no illusion of righteous grandeur.
What I'm getting at here is that morality is subjective and not objective to a higher goal.
The whole point is, if people like us - who seem to naturally agree on what's 'right' and 'wrong' - want the world to more like what we want
then we have to actively do this through action and not through words and opinions.
This is why we've created a justice system and laws/punishment. However, even that in an objective sense isn't the 'right' thing to do - despite me
agreeing that from my perspective
People naturally realise this through their lives, but they tend to ignore it. We like to believe we're genuinely better and nicer than other people -
but that's just your soul. You didn't do anything special to be nice - it's driven in your human character through your fundamental essence.
To then have a doctrine stating in absolute what morality and the universal reward/punishment system is actually goes against the entire human
experience thus far.
We need to wake up and take the reigns of our playground back into what we deem 'good' people's hands.
This will not come from preaching instructions but rather from each and every human, who has the capacity
, exercising their ability to
demonstrate unselfish love to their fellow brothers and sisters of this Earth - as you've said.
One key thing we must also accept by now, and which is fundamentally ignored in every religion, is that we are not born equal
We are given the gift of thought/choice, but not unfettered and equal thought/choice - such a scenario cannot exist within the framework laid out, and
neither could a lot of other beautiful things.
Some are turned humble by this inequality where as others thrive on a sense of superiority. The typical human duality.
The Creator(s) would know this truth and therefore our common religious doctrines would become completely illogical.
I know the Creator(s) is/are logical in the sense humans understand logic, because it is displayed evidently through both the universe and us.
There is no way you can cut the cake then to make sense of those stories as being from the true Creator(s)
. I am much more likely to believe we
are talking about a deceitful and advanced terrestrial or alien race in our ancient past.
I will admit though, I have quite an unorthodox view on all of this. I used to be a stone-cold atheist. Sometimes I genuinely look around and think
people on this Earth come from altogether different sources from outside the universe.
The range of choice and characters that this place supports is simply astonishing - truly both beautiful and tragic at the same time.
3-7-2015 by DazDaKing because: (no reason given)