Monday, April 18, 2011

Religion and Peace

Prompted by this light-hearted analysis (rather accurate too).

The belief that a cosmic Jewish zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.


I consider many religious people to be of a rather disoriented kind.  Regardless of denomination, most religious groups promote indifference toward another and spread prejudice in multiple forms.  Religion in itself is probably the least credible of any of the globe's major theories and is probably the most dangerous as well.  It also has the most followers of any major theory that contains no validity.  I think peace would be more easily attained in a world bereft of religion.

The world would be a better, more intelligent place if individuals could set aside personal beliefs.  Underneath the various religious facades we use, most hold similar moral values anyway.

I don't see much sense in a moses-mohammed-abraham type of discrepancy when both parties agree on the roots of the issue anyhow.  People should respect one another, appreciate the world around them, and just try to be happy. It shouldn't matter which imaginary figure you select as your channel to your personal god.  I believe most would agree with that moral code.  We shouldn't be killing each other over negligible details.

If I had to choose a religious fairy tale to believe, I would like to think that god himself passed his word through large eggs that contained his wisdom-eggs that were shat out of the easter bunny.  Sounds insane, perhaps.  But that claim has just as much credibility as an invisible man etching redundant commandments into stone on top of a mountain via lightning bolts when no one was around.

Think about it.....

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