Saturday, 14 August 2010

when one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.

Religion terrifies me. The actions of it's millions of followers too often contradict everything that it stands for. Thou shalt not kill. Sorry, what?!
The tradition of religion apparently will outlive us all, in the 21st century, with science and technology so far developed, i find it hard to comprehend the brick wall that i, and many others seem to hit when faced with religion, be it Christianity, Islam, Judaism, the list goes on.

the more and more i learn about it, the more and more confusion it brings, firstly theres the overwhelming solidarity in people's faith, secondly.. in fact, i can't get past the first bit. it seems bizarre to me that people cannot and will not accept or even entertain the idea that it's just the greatest story ever to be told.

the scariest thing about religion is that people are not given a choice to have faith, especially when born into a very traditional religious family, the fear of God is put into children from such a young age, social control within households, 'obey mom &dad and you will not sin' thus resulting in a well behaved child, a child that won't burn forever and ever in a sinful furness of DOOOOM!

I don't even know what i'm trying to say about this. I know that it scares me though. I know that it seems to have manifested itself into a business. I know that it gives false hope to the most poverty stricken among us, and i know that it's claimed thousands upon thousands, millions in fact, of innocent lives.

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