Blind belief in the edicts of organized religion, in the 21st century, is a mental disorder
Blind belief in the edicts of organized religion, in the 21st century, is a mental disorder.
There was a time, many centuries ago, when virtually all observed phenomena could be easily explained to the masses in the context of “divine” intervention or influence.
The vast majority of ordinary citizens were illiterate, and looked to the awe inspiring mythos of “the church” as the answer for all things. Any attempt at independent thought outside the rigidly enforced edicts of the church was discouraged with severe consequences, as was made vividly apparent during the times of the Inquisition.
In later times, the conquest and extermination of entire indigenous populations under the approval “the church” was considered proper, and sanctioned by the weird and hideous distortions of what Christ’s original message had once been.
Indeed, if one is to take even a cursory examination of Christ’s original message, one will find almost no semblance at all to what “the church” later claims to be its fundamental tenets.
No where in Christ’s teachings does one find the suggestion for or the approval of the building of empires, the deployment of armies for conquest, the taxation of citizens under threat of death or “eternal damnation” , and the enforcement of theocratic law over a subjugated population.
Show me any example, anywhere in Christ’s teachings, where such edicts can be found,
But OK, those were ancient times, one can argue.
Really? Let’s have a quick look at the current world, shall we?
In various regions of the “developing world”, where the poverty and misery factor of daily life are often beyond comprehension, the primary catalyst for this level of social disaster is over population.
It is into these hell holes of misery that the organized religions of the world come in, to enforce their bizarre policies of no family planning, no birth control, and no abortions under any circumstances.
The only way these organized religions can remain powerful is by claiming ever larger populations as their congregations, regardless of how miserable the populations in question may become as an artifact of these policies.
These policies have nothing whatever to do with the actual message of Christ when he was alive in this world.
Unfortunately, the problems facing the world today are accelerating, and the disparity between this reality, and many populations which are expanding with reckless abandon under the enforcement of religious dogma is heading toward a global catastrophe of unprecedented severity.
This is the reality that the world is facing today, and most certainly is not a world that Christ had envisioned being created in his name.