Religion: A Man Made Tool
Religion is just a term used to establish in belief of what one group dictates as being the "right" or "proper" way to live and what they believe is morally acceptable.
There are only two types of belief. Belief in religion and belief in God. Now, you may say, "But I don't believe in God or any religion"... That is a religion. Being an atheist is a religion by definition. An atheist is someone who commonly believes in no form of God, has belief in evolution, believes there is nothing that happens prior to birth or after death, and also goes by common law of what it right or morally acceptable. Just because a "god" is not present, does not mean the idea of one isn't there. Religion is merely a tool used to control people. In religion we find man made rules based off of God's rule,which it spiritual morality.
What is Spiritual Morality?
It is the moral values we were given in our creation. We have the ability to look at something and determine if it is of good nature or bad nature without ever being taught this. If one chooses to go with the bad or evil action, one will either feel good or bad from it the outcome. If one feels bad, and wants to correct the bad thing they did, that is the love inside them. As we know, God is love and love is God, this is how God is everywhere and knows everything. He is in each of our hearts. He knows us more then we could even imagine.
Religion is a Tool...
Don't for one second believe God made religion. Religion confuses people, draws people away from Him and has people living the wrong lives. Religion was designed by man to have control over men. Much like when Satan wanted as much power as God, human sin/flesh also wants power and control over everything. Religion is what was used before we had mass amounts of science everywhere. Now, people are being controlled more commonly by evolution theory, the medical world and technology. This still, however, doesn't take away from that fact that religion destroys our spirits. It makes people feel better then others, makes them buy or wear certain things, makes them pray to angels and statues and objects, and it is still one of the biggest profit houses in the world. It not only draws people in, but pushes people further away from God.
On the other hand, it makes things that are evil more appealing to thows who don't believe in their Creator. A person who does not know God will believe anything. A person who seeks God under man's creation, will lose Him just as well. It works much like the entertainment industry and Science. Both cause you to spend money on things you don't need, both cause you to worship objects and not God, both cause you to lose your own being and become materialized junkies who not only focus on what makes YOU feel good. but only focus on only pleasing and idolizing yourself.
I urge people to break free from religion. Break free from control. Live for God not the man made religions of the world. Jesus taught us nothing of religion. Read and learn the bible by your own heart, not the heart of mass religion. In this day and age, nothing is what it seems. You may be controlled by a religion and not even know it.