Religion is Dangerous

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Its seems to me that followers of any type of doctrine are willing to follow without proof. They are so arrogant as to think that their religion is true and that everybody else is mislead without having any proof whatsoever. There are so many different religions in the world and none of them can be proven, but we still have followers that are willing to do just about anything to uphold their beliefs. It seems to me that religion only causes people of different religions to hate each other. A lot of religions make God seem like a person that has a certain attitude. The christian God wants homosexuals killed, the Islamic God wants non-followers killed, and atheists don't have a God telling them what to do. I would like to let you all in on a little secret. Religion is not true. Religious doctrines are not written by prophets. They are written by people who seek control and ultimately power by making a group of people believe a certain thing. People believe in religion because there is a punishment for not believing in it and there is always a reward for believing it. If there were no perceived advantages or rewards for following religion then no one would follow them. Most people are scared into religion because they are told that there is a horrible punishment for non-believers. If you are reading this and you consider yourself to be religious please do not be offended. Recognize the religious brainwashing technique that has been used since the beginning of civilization. Religion is usually making someone rich. Notice that in church that there is always a collection plate. Part of this money goes to the clergy. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. No good can come from blindly following a doctrine that in no way can be proven. If you believe in a certain religion ask yourself why there are so many of them. And since there are so many what makes you think that yours is the right one. Assumptions have to be made in order to be religious. Assumptions that are probably not even true. All religious and philosophical ideas should be treated as speculation because that is what it is. So I humbly ask religious followers to adopt the uncertainty that the world is . Stop claiming to know the rules for living life because they are not absolute. Break away from the static doctrine that has been preached and theorize about what could be true, but never settle for a certain belief until it is proven. If you don't you could spend your whole life following a doctrine that is in no way even true.

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NiaLee 5 years ago from BIG APPLE

I understand you and agree with some of your statement. The thing is people have a need for hope and security, discipline and education and religion provides them with that. Now, I broke away because I found some says in the books or people's practices hurtful and disrespectful of others. They are great people who are religious and they are people who use religion to reach their purpose. What better reason that Our Father saying so???

I am at peace with myself and recognized that any time I face organized religion now, I feel some distance, some lack, some narrow mindedness... though the 10 commandments make sense to me and so many other ways to avoid falling in harm's way.

Like you have analyzed people can not or will not accept to live in a world where there is so few control, where there is so much uncertainty! SO, they enter a organization, a group that makes them feel comfortable, secured, safe.

Who you are is what is important, understand that people want a package or need it. Religion gives them that. Peace and love on all and remain aware

Thanks for that great hub raising a subject that is so important nowadays.

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