The Source of Confusion
Sorting out Facts from Fiction
I have learned to enjoy HubPages quite a bit since I started reading more of them.
On reflection I see a very interesting community of a special blend of thinkers and writers, providing a kind of over view to a cultural mosaic in a state of confusion ... the person i have found to have done the best job of explaining how he actually managed to bring his own state of confusion to a happy end is David Bowman.
You have to admire a person for not only doing all that work for and with his own mind - not really that much help from others besides what he discovered from literary sources - to gain a clearer understanding of what reality is all about and then write such a nice hub about all the things he had to sort out for himself to become free of all the institutional burden of irrationality religion puts on so many who are caught up and still being confused by it.
His outstanding hub is called "How I Became An Atheist"
Another very positive contributor with some great hubs dedicated to the task of debunking confused minds is Emma - she makes her points, in my opinion, very well and quite clear in her hub "The Bible: A Solid Foundation for Atheistic Belief"
As mentioned on a previous occasion, I quite like the hub "Knowledge evolution facts and fictions" by Tony MacGregor
There are quite a few great writers here on HubPages who can point to the fact that it can only do the world a lot of good to give more religiously confused minds the mental and emotional strength to follow David Bowman and many others in their path towards a more realistic and less confused world view.
What's Oprah actually saying?
The larger issue ...
As if the unreal situation any form of religion creates in peoples minds who do not want to learn to think critically for themselves to grasp their unfortunate predicament ... as if this was not enough of a problem which should be urgently resolved, many instead argue with followers of other denominations over who is write and who is not, as if Mormons were on the right path but not the Legion of Christ, the Roman Catholic congregation established in 1941 within the Catholic Church in Mexico and directed until 2004 by the disgraced Marcial Maciel.
When you read some of the hub pages here, you will see how many bible brains are even taken issue with Oprah Winfrey since she no longer follows the mantra ... "Mr. J all the way!"
The national problem of too many confused minds
The much more dangerous problem comes with the fact, if a larg number in a population lack the basic educational, intellectual or simply the mental and emotional qualities to elevate their critical understanding, the whole nation will be led down the garden path politically and economically ... here are two videos to stimulate the discussion further ... and just maybe it will act as a trigger in a few deserving minds ... :)
Who Really Controls America
In god we trust?
How much longer will these unfortunate religious pin heads put their trust into their irrational ideas which are purely based on mythology, fiction and disinformation?
Maybe this hub will serve as a basic introduction to Critical Thinking 101 .... to advance past the basics please review the suggested reading list below ... and don't forget to do the exit poll ... and please review my other hubs: