Religions' Deceit and Lies.

Face to Face

no matter how different we look on the outside  - we are all the same in side.
no matter how different we look on the outside - we are all the same in side.

Who's zooming who

- and the Religious Lies just keep going on and on.

We all sit around waiting for the world to change, but the only ones who can change it, is us - collectively.

Government, Religion, political ambitions, the money mongers, corporate America - these are NOT the friends of the people.

They are all self serving and basically destructive to civility.

Everyone lies to everyone else, and then we lied to ourselves.

And the lies just keep going on and on.

We must lie to each other, and then we must lie to ourselves, in order to keep our sanity.

We are all One

Radical beliefs

that hurt us all.

We are all different and yet we are all the same.

Recently on the news there was a segment on the radical Islamic sects of the Muslim faith, and how dangerous they are to the United States and other "Christian" peoples.

The Imam teaching the children that the U.S. is their worst enemy and instilling fear and hatred into these future radicals that will spread their lies and hatred to the generations that follow them.

It was frightening to say the least.

These innocent and unsuspecting children were being brainwashed and completely indoctrinated into a world of hatred and bigotry, and being groomed to be malevolent enemies of the 'free' world.

But what does this really mean?

These newly indoctrinated upcoming haters are no worse than our own Christian children who are being brainwashed and indoctrinated in the exact same manner!!

We, as a nation, find this Islamic teaching appalling and shocking - but just exactly what do we call the Christians who do the exact same thing here in this country?

Patriots?

The Circle of Hate

Hatred only begets more hatred
Hatred only begets more hatred | Source

The circle of hate

This cycle of hatred taught by any religious group, that is based on GOD, is appalling by any stretch of the imagination. It is shameful and disgusting and has absolutely no basis in logic, or reality - and certainly no rational place in our global society.

Also on the report, they showed how the Imams are teaching their children (boys) that women are not to be seen in public, and they are the property of men.

In this country, we have the right wing fanatics removing all rights of women, and demeaning them as equals, under the guise of (saving money?) or simply 'mandating' morality?.

In either case this depiction of women being denigrated by both groups seems to be the same.

The Imams are teaching their boys that women are only for reproduction purposes and not for pleasure.

The Catholics and the radical right wing are teaching their children that women are to bear children under any circumstances - willing or not - including pregnancies of rape, violence, and incest victims, and they have no rights of choice in the matter.

Interferences that hurt us all

The GOP has recently introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that compels women who have a miscarriage to report it to the police within 24 hours.

Somehow this whole world has become twisted and corrupted by religious idiocy.

Each sect claiming theirs is the true (God) (Allah) and theirs is the true messiah (Jesus) (Muhammad).

And the Jews don't believe there was ever a messiah at all - and they continue to mutilate their boys just after birth, by their barbaric ritual of circumcision.

What a mess. Usually i can offer some remedy - albeit, mostly impossible to attain.

In this matter I find none at hand for this dilemma.

One would dare to hope that in this day and age the possibility of logical reasoning would prevail and overcome these barbaric and unfounded beliefs.

But, alas, this is not happening. If it is moving in that direction it is surely hidden from public view; perhaps by the news media, as this kind of movement would have little or no sensationalism to expound upon and beat to death by all those news pundits, in their quest for all those juicy little shocking tidbits to expose, dramatize and blow out of proportion.

I never thought these words would be coming out of my brain, let alone my mouth, (or in this case, my fingers), but in a warped and misguided sense of 'values', 'loyalties', 'logic', 'etc..', perhaps Sarah Palin is right after all when she says the media is a wrongful source for positive social familiarity.

(Although what she actually said of the media was not this kind. or generous).

The four major opposing forces

So now we have 4 {four} major opposing forces that continue to tear us apart, piece by piece:

Islams, Christians, Jewish, and the world media.

And in those four are sub factors that create more chaos in the world:

  • the dictators,
  • despots,
  • the moral police,
  • the wealthy who stand for nothing but themselves,
  • corporate giants that fuel themselves with their own greed and who steal something from all of us,
  • the news pundits with their incessant babblings
  • and more.

The Media must realize that along with its role of being inherently highly influential, comes a greater responsibility of doing what is "right and proper" in promoting world peace and not continue to only function in the capacity of sensationalism for profit..

Their is a solution, but again, my solutions usually always require intelligence, logic, the will for positive changes, strength of character, love and acceptance in ones heart and soul, and the desire to actually want there to be quietude and a peaceful co-existence (not quietism) on this planet. The likelihood of which, will undoubtedly never come to pass in this lifetime.

But before any of these things can even begin to take shape, the first and major hurdle for mankind, from all walks of life, every nation, every religion, and all social standings, must be the incentive, desire, and strength to eliminate the biggest enemies of peace - Greed and Self Serving.

This war against the greedy and self serving would take years and years and be fraught with the blood sweat and tears of the rebels railing against them. (much like what is happening all around us today, not only in the U.S. but in every other country around the globe).

So, we must seriously ask ourselves:

  • Just what in hell are we really doing here?
  • Fighting each other for profit, greed and power?
  • Is this the true destiny of humanity?
  • Is this all there is?
  • Are we doing all this in the name of a God that may, or may not even exist?
  • Or, if it does exist, can it, or does it, have the capacity to alter circumstances?
  • If it does exist, and does have the capacity, and does nothing to "fix" the woes of the world - then exactly why are we fighting so hard to satisfy and please our own stupid perceptions of what we believe it (God) truly wants from us?

If this is not meant to be man's destiny, or fate, then think of all the pain and sorrow, we have inflicted on each other for thousands of years, without any reason at all.

Either way it has all been an exercise in futility and a total waste of time and energy.

Mankind's greatest enemy has become man himself.

Man creates his own destiny

Our destiny is our own to create.

Our future is ours - to be what we make it.

We can never change the past, but we can certainly forge a better tomorrow by what we do today.

We can face it (the future) and embrace it, like intelligent and logical men and women; fight it like barbarians; or shape it into what ever we want it to be, like good soldiers of peace.

Whatever our decision is, it MUST be for the benefit of all of mankind alike - not just the few that control things today.

Or is our fate simply to be a race reflective of the ''survival of the fittest'', without salvaging any of its humanity, decency or equality for everyone?

by: d. william 05/12/2011

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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

I wonder if, one day the governments of the world will get fed up with religions causing more harm than good and attempt to banish them all. Good hub concerning hate teachings.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and your comments. That truly would be a wonderful idea, it certainly would solve 99.9% of the worlds problems.


Harvey Stelman 5 years ago

D, You are a vey sick man. Your comparrisons are way out of line. Oh my G-D, I'm a mutilated Jew. Funny that Muslim's are also circumsized, in fact is was law in this country for health reasons.

So you don't believe in G-D. Do you think these attacks are always based in religion? Did the U.S. enter world war 1 & 2 because og religion. Throw in Korea and Viet Nam.

If G-D did put us here with free will, all this is our choice. He is looking down thinking, I think I made a mistake here. They have the will to fix it. H


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thank you for you comments.

Do you know what a metaphor is? I do no attack anyone's beliefs, as i have stated many times. I also have never said i do not believe in God. Just not the god that organized religions worship. Their gods are evil, mean, cruel, and obviously stand for hatred and bigotry. The God of my world is benevolent and peaceful, and lives in a state of perpetual love.

If you are in fact Jewish, then yes, you have been mutilated in the name of a religious belief with some deity in charge that condones it according to these barbaric rituals. Circumcising children cheats them of sexual pleasures that are lost by removing the protection that the foreskin allows, and causes desensitization so that sexual pleasure is remarkably diminished as an adult. Of course, one can never miss something they never had, but the choice was not theirs to make. And thank you for enlightening me about the Muslims having this same barbaric ritual.

My comparisons are exactly on point in the reality of things. People are so conditioned by their childhood indoctrinations they fail to see the evil in the teachings themselves. The religious wars throughout history have served no purpose, and still continue today- still without purpose. These are facts that your denial will not erase. It is much easier to wage war than peace and way more profitable. I have never made any inferences that the wars you mention were religious wars. Some of the bloodiest wars in history were between religious sects vying for top dog position.

The only true statement that you made is that "God put us here with free will, all this is our choice", but isn't that exactly what i said above?


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Well those that were Not religious wars were simply governments trying to steal riches of another nation's. Isn't it odd America never got into 'saving the Jews' until all of Europe was threatened? How on earth did we allow billions of people to be exterminated and not step in? In Vietnam, it is believed American companies thought there was oil in the Tonkin Bay, so it was speculation of riches. Still a good hub, good points. WHERE was religion to tell the Nazis NOT to exterminate people? Religion existed in pre-Nazi Germany.


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

d. william, I feel that organized religion has been like a terminal disease on humanity. It has eaten away from our goodness and our own spiritual nature to a point where the followers are like the living dead.

Great hub. Thank you.

Lela


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks so much for your comment and your explanation of the wars mentioned above. I was going to explain this to the misinformed reader above, but thought it was not worth the effort to try and enlighten someone who obviously has no inclinations to accept the truth about anything that was not ingrained in his brain by his religion. I appreciate your thoughts and excellent reply. dw


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Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I could not have said it better. dw


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

If organized religion acted the way their individual scriptures directed, their members would be preaching tolerance and love, even for their 'enemies'. Instead, millions have been killed in the name of organized religion. Religion can be blamed for almost all wars. God is always on each of their sides.

A God with multiple personality disorder? I guess even God is not perfect.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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That is hilarious. I never thought of it that way, but it makes sense to me. LOL.

It is obvious that each of us has our own perceptions about the Creator, so the only logical conclusion would be that God is actually within each and every of us, and we act according to the external input we receive throughout our lifetimes. And sadly enough the majority of each religion has their own indoctrinating processes, hateful as some of them are. If there were one universal religion, we would not have this problem. Or better yet, if we did away with ALL the religions, we would not be having this problem. The only true religion is also within each of us, and that is the spirituality that gives us our connection to the beyond if we only seek it, and ask.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting. dw


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

Dear d.william,

It IS more about spirituality, isn't it? Organized religion seems to have nothing to do with spirituality. Odd, don't you think?

Anyway, if I didn't say it before, excellent hub!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I agree with you...Religion has caused more suffering throughout the world..Each preaching..Mine is the right way..Religion divides..There is one God, whether one calls him Allah, Muhammad, Father, whatever...I feel sure that God loves all people who have love in their hearts instead of religious hatred. People flock to churches, yet refuse to love anyone who is different. I had a frightful experience with the inhuman act of circumcision when i was in nurses training, i was told to place the baby into the tray, buckle his legs, then call the Dr. when finished. The baby was quiet.. Then the Dr' snipped the foreskin off.. The baby turned blue, screamed uncontrollably. When i asked the Dr. why he didn't deaden the ares he said, " Oh he didn't feel it." It made me sick then and it makes me sick now. Thank you for a thoughtful hub..If we all would practice God's will, there would be no hate..Just think, no wars, equality for all..Wonderful!!!


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Organized religion has been reduced to nothing more than a business, peddling guilt and hatred, and making money.

I have added another link above of a hub i did a while back called: Is Christianity synonymous with Spirituality. Thought you might find that one amusing as well.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thank you for your thoughtful comments.

I have always thought that circumcision was a barbaric and unnecessary practice, and i used to tell my mother that she'd better thank her lucky stars that she never did this to her kids, or i would have taken her to court and sued her to child abuse. She thought this was funny, but maybe someone really should do that.

There was a piece on the news last evening about a woman in California that was giving her 9 year old daughter botox injections to prevent wrinkles, and they interviewed everyone but God himself, about whether this should be considered child abuse or not. And here we are today, still chopping the protective skin off little boys' "do-hickeys", and it is OK cause it is "religious practice" and not child abuse? Go figure.

As a nurse for more years than i care to think about, i would never have participated in such a barbaric ritual and probably have gotten fired for it. (I was always in trouble questioning everything i thought was inappropriate). When i first became a nurse they were still doing ECT (electric shock therapy) as a treatment for mental illness. I was horrified, and refused several times to even take the patient to the O.R. so they just had someone else take them instead. Assholes.

Of course today, this practice is no longer done, as far as i know.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

You are so right, "religious bullshit" is the whole problem. People are so blind, the children in the US are just as indoctrinated as the ones in the Middle East. And I'm really scared about Women's issues. The R's want all our rights taken away. The world gets more scary all the time. We keep making the same mistakes too. Why can't we learn? Jillian, you made me laugh, and Bobbi you are 100% right. I never thought about the oil in the Bay of Tonkin as a big incentive in the "police action" of VietNam.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and commenting. The answer to your ? why can't we learn?: Each generation thinks it knows more than the one before them, and the majority of the politicians have little, if any, knowledge of American history, or any other kind of history for that matter. So they just keep making the same mistakes, over and over, instead of studying history and learning from it. This is all due to faulty education, and even more faulty religious teachings.


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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Ive come to this conclusion long ago that "People are Dumb". The hub I recently wrote addresses the contradictions of religious faith and reality in the world "Be Wary of the Three Headed Serpent". Sorry for the plug but it is right in line with what you write here. They say that there is no devil, but for so many people to be so oblivious to the obvious is incredulous and makes one think there is some sort universal chloroform being applied to everyone. Leave it man to take a simple concept of love and redemption and twist it until it is unrecognizable. Great Hub!


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thank you so much for your comments. I have just finished the article you mentioned above, and will link it to mine as well.


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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

D, I linked your article here to my article delving into a similar topic. Hopefully, it will get the message out to a broader audience, thanks...


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks. I appreciate that. There can never be too many voices speaking the truth. I just finished reading a hub by soumyasrajan titled: why i am a vegetarian? There was a line in it that stuck in my head: quote: "All paths toward understanding truth (nature, universe, or God)are parallel and they reach the same goal. You choose what path is suitable for you".


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Jeez, it's like I'm looking into a mirror when I read this hub! Nice to meet you.


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Thanks for reading and commenting. I will take your comments as a compliment. Thanks.

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