What is the purpose of a huge building with hundreds of seats for people to sit and watch and hear the overly excited, emotionally driven man on a stage telling you things you probably never heard before and telling you what your life is like and how you can change your life to suit his view of a deity he tells you to believe in? I have never seen such theatrics in all my life. I have even heard people tell me that it's 'not the messenger, it's the message' that I should be listening to. Right. The message. Is that the same message that the radical muslims (notice small 'm') get when they are out in their countries killing Christians and innocent people for their deity they were told to believe in?
The ritualistic means by which people 'worship' a deity is fundamentally their own. If one is to believe in the same deity and worship the same way, they are 'congregating' together to be 'in one accord'. Without simplifying it even more, one might say that religion is mans best creation in his exploration of mans existence. And, that's good, but one thing is missing in that journey. Man fails to recognize his own true spirituality. He also fails to recognize the Life Force that exists eternally, within his body.
Religion, as it is, limited in scope and degree to which man has created it, is part and parcel to mans own design to control the masses in ways that would benefit them. Hence, creating kingdoms for man, to subjugate man in certain areas of land they control, creating vast hordes of individuals within limited boundaries we call 'towns' and 'cities'. The ego of man, and the resulting aspects of that ego within religion and politics and with cabinets of governments, can only lead to one thing; death.
Mans limited understanding of God, as described in mans own language in various parts of the world, is to such a degree that the descendants of man have been confused as to the origins of God and His interaction with the subscribed creation. How is it that mans only recourse is to rebel against the very thing that he has created. What has changed the mind of man that he would rebel with great anguish against the very thing he has created. Mary Shelley, the author of 'Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus' said it best. " “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
The functioning of man, as described by his own writings, can be seen as being taut against the ever changing tide of public and private opinion. But, facts escape those that do not have the intellectual prowess to understand just how maddening that wave could be on any particular individual seeking to stand on a firm foundation meant to uphold the very thing he has created.
Life, as we have known it to be, is described only as beginning at a level known as 'conception'. For man to come together and refute that is not only limited in scope and judgment of his religious, or non-religious beliefs, is very dangerous because of the vary nature of mans mind and the understanding of what life truly is. But, as the old adage goes, "To each his own."
The world view of life varies from person to person. For the 7-plus billion people on this planet, no one group or person is right, or more accurate, than any other person or group. The ego of man knows no bounds and is limited to mans lack of understanding various aspects of life outside his own mind. Once man is free from the walls he has built for himself, questions will be answered. And, the more answers there are the less of an ego man will have and humility will replace arrogance and man will know what life is like.
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