How many of you are aware of the fact that religion is a man-made thing? It is a way to control people, and to make them obey and observe whatever absurd customs a society comes up with at any given time. Do you think God gave us religion? If so, which one is the right one? How do you know it is the right one?
As a Deist, I believe that God created the world and all mankind; he gave us minds to think, to create. And…that’s about it.
Many religions in the world today paint this picture of the Creator as some sort of sky daddy who will smack your hands and punish you if you don’t do what He says. However, if you start thinking for yourself, and start studying history, you will find that a lot of the so-called “sins” that God hates are things that society has frowned upon at one time or another.
Where, I ask you, is the proof that God wants you to speak and behave in a certain way to get into Heaven? The Bible? The Bible, my friends, has been tainted by translations. And there is no proof, even if it weren’t spoiled by people with an agenda, that it was divinely inspired. If it were, it honestly just makes God look like a raging maniac who changes His mind a lot, don’t you think? Other religious texts can be viewed the same way.
Let’s just face facts: man has created God in his own image. This is why things like organized religion exist. People want God to behave in a certain way because it justifies their own prejudices. The sooner we can come to terms with this, the better off our world would be.
Yes, I believe in God. I am not an Atheist. But I am not someone who is going to fall for the baloney that Christians and other religions want to peddle about God being an angry bigot. He’s not. And why on earth people would choose to worship someone or something that has such anger issues is beyond me. I’d rather think of God as someone who created a complex universe and put us in charge of taking care of it.
We make up all these crazy theories about God because we simply need an excuse to believe He’s there. All you have to do is look around and you will see evidence in creation. And if you don’t see it, that’s okay.
Just remember, God gave us reason, not religion. We have minds, and unfortunately for many of us we refuse to use them because religions are forcing us to stop thinking. Are you going to continue giving in to your religion, or are you going to open your mind and start using it the way the Creator intended?
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