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July 28, 2009

Pain of belief

Just posted  at blogher and got to thinking about what I had to say about christian hypocrisies and a person I knew many years ago who went to therapy because she had big problems with her faith and what she felt and wanted to do. Now this young woman was brought up as a Catholic and believed all of the things she felt and wanted to do would condemn her to Hell. The world in the late 60’s and early 70’s was the time of hippies and free love and free thought, time to question everything there was about the life we were living. She wanted to be free to partake of this new world, but she felt so bad every time she did that it was driving her crazy with guilt. I always thought one was supposed to feel good about believing in a god, but here was just one case where belief caused pain. I know there are many more people like her out there in the world, for I have met many, shall we call them ex-catholics, who gave up that belief system for one reason or another. Most did not stop believing in a god, just the one the Catholics were pushing. I am glad to say that I keep hearing little tidbits that the Catholic Church is starting to open up its thought pattern about the world.

I just had a thought on the pain of belief. I knew my mother for 40 years and I never knew what she believed about god or gods, the subject never came up that I can remember. But when I joined the Navy at 17 and she had to sign the papers saying I could, she put down that my religion was one of the christian faiths. I do not remember which one, but I did ask her why she did that. She said that it just seemed like a good idea so no one would bother me about our lack of religion. I guess she did not want me to feel any pain of religion by not having any. Strange that while in boot-camp, going to religious services was mandatory for all. I wonder if I had had no religion on my papers if I could have gotten out of it? As it was, by taking the watch for others who wanted to go, I only had to go twice in the 3 months I was there. Odd as to why I remember that. I guess my personality disorder was active then and (hell it was from birth really) getting out of having to something I did not want to do meant something to me.

I do not know what happened with the young woman I was talking about, I hope she resolved her problems and lived a happy life one way or another. But I brought it up to show that having faith in the fairytale of god and gods is not always a good thing for some people.

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July 20, 2009

god and killing

Filed under: God and gods — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — dansideas @ 9:50 pm

Thou shall not kill. Turn the other cheek. An old and new testament ideas. But what good are they? Israel fought a war killing people to get a country for themselves, so much for Thou shall not kill. The Catholic church fought several wars against the Muslims in the crusades, so much for for Thou shall not kill and Turn the other cheek. Europe in the dark and middle ages was always at war with each other and they were Christian countries, again so much for those two rules of their religion. The hypocrisy of religion should be enough for people to realize that the words and beliefs mean nothing. If the rules set forth cannot be followed by the leaders, why should anyone follow those leaders? Why would anyone want to follow a leader who lies? Only mindless sheep would could be led. Which is what religious leaders want. Don’t question, just follow. Be a lamb in my flock and I will led you where I want you to go.

I find it hard to believe that there are so many mindless people in the world. Religions seem to really want no one to think or question. Are the leaders of Religions afraid that if their flocks think and question they will lose their power over them? If they lose their power, what will they do for a living then? People with power are always afraid of losing that power, it is what makes them and without it they are nothing. Most will do just about anything to keep their power and quite a few have as history shows. Still in spite of history being there for us to learn from, people keep doing the same old things over and over again. Religion being one of the best at keeping people ignorant and not letting its followers learn new ideas and ways of living with others in this world.

Today we as a country are fighting a religious war and the little minded people keep it going at street level. Just why should you hate another just they don’t believe as you do? I bet if you ask these haters why, they really could not give a good answer. Why, because they haven’t really thought about what it is they think. They just do like sheep being led. And all they really do is keep the world and their hometowns from knowing peace. To kill in the name of a god, why can’t an all powerful god do its own killing?  Because there is no god, or no god who would really want us to kill each other. No religion has killing others in it as the thing to be done. So there is no real justification for killing in a gods name. But mankind seems to need to kill and will find any reason it can to justify that need. After all if you kill all of those who disagree with you, you end up being right, as might makes right, right?

June 10, 2009

hypocrisy

Filed under: humorous — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — dansideas @ 10:10 pm

hypocrisy

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