… will be doomed to destruction from an apocalyptic religious war over which is the “true” religion. I believe every member of every religion should ask themselves one question. “What happens if I am wrong and my religion is not the true religion?”
This is the very reason I stopped practicing religion. There are too many. All were “founded” by a man… a human (or so books the religious manuals say). I’m asked to blindly believe what I can’t see (which is always posted on a pedestal as good), and ignore behaviors that are contrary to the things I was told I needed to do in order to appease the god and look good in the sight of man. Then you have to not like or disassociate yourself from people who believe differently from you.
It’s too much. Then when you look at the history of how religion always evolves into some scheme that includes taking stuff from poor people to enrich the leaders of the scheme. Religion is just another way to propogandize people. Religion is a mechanism to modify our behavior so to speak. It teaches conformity and lulls you to sleep as they rob us blind. If I’m going to be robbed I want to see it. I don’t want be in some suspended state of euphoria, waiting on my reward later as the people preaching religion gets there rewards today. It also covers our governments to do the same in the name of some religion. I just can’t submit to that anymore. My common sense kicked in.
This was a great essay. I wish I could give it a million claps!