What I found most offensive about this topic is the person who claimed that schizophrenia is a demon possession! What is up with that crap? You know how offensive that is? Not to mention everybody seems to have this stupid idea now where you can magically break your religion off at a small period of your life to find yourself, but then when you're doing you need to get right back to god to be 'saved', for example everybody’s younger party years. That sounds like the idea of an illiterate moron who knows nothing. If god made rules they are always suppose to apply to you, you don't get breaks, and that is what people don't realize. So by everybody’s standards of how obedient you should be to god, and how much you should follow the bible or the torah or whatever, then everybody is going to hell because practically nobody is pure anymore. Everybody has done something, something they need saving for, or whatever bullcrap. Then you got the fakes who think they need a break from their 'god', and either end up being atheists or the half-assed follower that the majority of the world is today. Nobody is purely obedient to their faith anymore, like your book claims you should be, yet the world still goes on, the same *bleep* still happens...I mean I could go on. Your religions are obviously flawed
. If something that is suppose to connect me to a higher being that is supposed to be COMPLETALY perfect is something that is flawed or questioned then it was obviously not created by him/her/it or else it wouldn't have been flawed in the first place since the being is omnipotent, it can't mess up; therefore it is obvious that religion was created by the interpretation of man. If not that, then it must have been tainted with time and hand off from generation to generation. It is a fool’s way, especially if followed to the full extent, which mostly everybody isn’t even willing to do anymore. It is obvious how much people doubt deep down inside, even if some just doubt the religion, which is how atheists usually start.
You’d be surprised how much of a political influence something could have on the majority of people over time if it is accepted, especially if it is claimed to be by a higher being. A lot of people’s morals have been constructed on these very things. You could almost control society, if following these rules the right way, because it has already been instilled over time as one of our natural ways; to follow commandments or words of god; which if you notice change from culture to culture?
I choose to not be a fool and buy into that brainwashing device created by someone who was very smart and understood the human psyche very well, and concluded certain things that have resulted in these religions. I call it the dummy effect; the need to believe in a higher existence. We always need a higher being; parents, boss, wife, whatever it may be. It could just be natural by our emotions to always look for the next person up the line, but I don’t think societies morals would be the same if they realized that we are last up on the line, so religion is also kind of good for the smart people who realize really dumb people probably couldn’t cope with reality in the same way without it.
If people were to consider the fact that there isn’t a god though, and we weren’t to go into chaos or anything like that, I believe society could advance beyond belief. No more moral boundaries.
I guess we’ll see, 2012 right? LOL