posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 02:10 PM
Note: I posted this in Below Top secret, but after reading this forum I thought it was more attuned to the nature of this board
More humans have died in the name of God, or a god, than any other cause in the history of mankind. Why is this? Isn’t the belief in a supreme power
enlightening and wholesome? How could people, who have dedicated their beliefs and ideals to a power that is the definition of love and kindness, kill
each other by the millions and millions?
Its simple: Humans aren’t perfect and humans created God. Thus “God” isn’t perfect.
God is a belief created by man to answer questions that cannot be answered. God IS the answer (at least for now). God is a tool people use to feel
comfortable with things or events out of their control. Or seemingly out of their control. God is like divine super glue. God sticks all the pieces
together that people seem to have trouble doing themselves.
Is this a horrible thing that people have this belief? Not at all. If it works for you then go with it. The problem with God is, the people who
believe in him think that everybody else MUST believe in him. And not just believe in him, but believe EXACTLY what you believe. This is such a strong
feeling among believers, they actually think that 100% of people who do not share their belief will go to a horrible place called Hell when they die.
Its not even good enough that you believe in God, you must believe in their God.
Some people, will even KILL you for not sharing their exact belief. This has caused more deaths than any other single cause in the history of man.
“God” is the worlds #1 terrorist recruiter.
Disturbing isn’t it? But its all true. Or so I think anyways. But that’s part of my point. I am “going to hell” because I don’t believe in a
God. But am I really? Does a mans actions determine his fate? Or his beliefs?
For example: I am a nice guy. I am kind and polite and I have no criminal record. I dont drink or smoke and I walk old ladies across the street and I
say things like “please” and “thank you”. I smile and do what I can to be pleasant. I have a wonderful wife and son. But I don’t
“believe” so I am going to hell. Am I getting it right so far?
Now get this: A man of the cloth, or representative of God can rape young boys by the dozens. The whole hierarchy above him can cover it up and make
it go away but they all believe. But these people, because they believe, will be forgiven and will go to heaven. A man can brutally murder an old
women in her home to steal $10 from her. And so long as he finds God before he dies he will be saved. This makes sense?
Do you know why all this is like it is? Its because people are terrified of not knowing answers to big scary questions. People have developed things
like religions to help cope with these questions. And people are so scared of these things, they have programmed themselves into a frenzy of
believing. Everybody must believe this, as it justifies their own beliefs. To the point of murder in some cases. It gets to the point that everything
that they cannot easily explain in their life is “Gods will”. BAH!!!
Gods will, kills.
Do you know in some ancient cultures they had many gods? They had a god for everything that they couldn’t answer. The Greeks, Incans, Egyptians all
had many gods. There was even a Sun god. They believed in their gods as heartily as you believe in yours. If an ancient Incan was in front of you
debating their belief in the Sun god, they would be as passionate as you are about your god. But any modern believer knows there is no Sun god,
that’s just silly right? But is it?
Incans had no explanation for the Sun. The Sun was everything and all important. A very powerful influence in their lives. But they didn’t know why,
so it must be a supreme being. It was the only answer, believe it or die!!! But guess what? They were wrong and religions that worshiped the Sun are
no more. Because today we all know what the Sun is and we understand how it effects our lives. No more Sun god.
See where I am going with this? Today there is only one god in all the main stream large scale religions. Why? Because all the “silly” stuff has
been explained away. But why is there still any belief at all? Two major reasons:
#1 People are scared to believe anything else. People kill people who don’t believe.
#2 There is still 1 huge scary question that has not been answered. The biggest of all.
-What happens to me when I die?
Because there is no proven answer for this question, the biggest, scariest question of all, people still need something to help their psyche’s cope.
As long as this is still up in the air, God will always “exist”.
I know I will get flamed for this next remark, but some weaker people even think that God controls things like passion and desire. Hate and love and
emotions in general. This is all bunk. They blame crimes on the Devil and their successes on God. God and the devil are just easy solutions to their
weak wills and lack of control over their very HUMAN desires.
One day, when our mothers and fathers stop forcing their kids to believe one thing or another based on their own fears, humans will shed themselves of
the plague known as religion. It’s a psychological virus that is the scourge of all mankind. Someday it is quite possible that belief in a God will
end humans existence. Not by “Gods” hand, but by our own fears of the unknown. People kill people who don’t believe. Period.
How many people reading my dissertation here will “pray” for me? How many people reading this will wish me to hell for my sacrilege? How many will
reply with an attempt at “saving” me? How many will plot to kill me as a heathen?
Well everybody, I don’t need saving. I am content in my own beliefs and I sleep well at night believing them. My failures and successes are my own
and I am a very nice, good person with many loving friends and relatives. When I die I am dead and that’s Ok. I also don’t have an issue with
people believing in religion per say. After all, if something you believe in makes you feel good then wonderful! But please, please don’t try to
infect me with your beliefs, as mine are just fine.
Remember: People that don’t believe in God, rarely care about your belief IN God. You don’t see non believers killing people of religion in an
attempt to convert you to non belief. Its because we aren’t scared anymore. Wait, scratch that, we ARE scared. Of YOU! As God has killed more people
over belief than any other cause of death in history…