Religious institutions peddle fear and guilt and hate, politics breeds greed and deception. People turn a blind eye to the poor and sick and live in ignorant bliss. We assassinate those who speak up. We wage war to feed our lifestyle at the cost of unseen misery, out of sight out of mind or maybe just change the channel. We are programmed to be selfish consumers till the day we pay for the casket and the plot.
Our progress destroys the Earth, we are the god of all parasites but the earth is doomed anyway…fact; In 4-5 billion years the sun will go nova wiping out this entire solar system, will it even last that long. What does that matter to me? Almost nothing, what can I do?
All these things I believe are true.
But I love my life, I love my family and those close to me, I think the world is a beautiful place, and I am in awe of its beauty and give thanks to someone I don’t believe in. I’m a fool because I’m hopeful for our future.
Do you believe there is any hope for humanity???
Skooz, I am a spiritual person, I believe in the power within I believe that is how you conquered your addiction.
I accept some good has been done by people working in the name of God but dont deny the evil that is done in name of God. On the scales has there been more misery or more suffering? Inquisitions/Jihad/Crusades
Semyaza, thank you for your response, your compassion shines through.
Jihad is not the middle-ages, but how about northern Ireland, Kosovo.
I’m not trying to be disrespectful here, I respect all peoples beliefs but I believe it is folly. Gods were created out of awe of the Sun and the stars, we can explain all these things now, there is little mystery left to those who accept the explanations, the earth is not flat and it wasnt created in 7 days.
Thanks for your response, I agree with you but when it comes down to it will we be able to make the sacrifices?
And can the different religions get along or are they hell-bent on war.
Sure thing Skooz, thanks for your response, I enjoyed our debate. Keep up the faith and I will keep up my search.
In this tread I gave an example of the northern Ireland conflict to prove a point. I wonder if those “Troubles” would have continued with such a deep seeded hate if it weren’t for the fact that opposing religious beliefs were involved.
I read once that the word ‘religion’ means bringing together or uniting but isn’t it true that it is in fact the complete opposite?
Thanks for your response, you echo everything I believe, I wonder how many more there are who agree with us.
I suppose the only option we have is to live our lives by our own conscience and try to limit the harm we do as individuals.
Peace my friend and I raise my glass to your sentiments.
Yeah it does seem like some predestined doom but we have the ability to exist peacefully and compassionately but it seems we choose not too.
Despite appearances I am an optimist at heart but I do not lie to myself or sate my conscience by rejecting my own responsibility for the world we live in. I stand by and do nothing, when good people do that we surrender to the true evils that exist in this world.
Check out the origins of the word ‘Satan’ I think you’ll be surprised.
Thanks for responding with a such a precise reply. I think what you say illustrates how these organizations(while doing some good and containing some good individuals with vocations) are run in an corporate fashion by ambitious people who want to dominate the mind and the soul. I speak of institutional religion and politics here.
I agree, as a whole we may not see much joy but of course some lucky individuals will lead sheltered happy lives but not the majority.
Thanks, peace to you and yours.
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