Before anyone gets silly with me please understand there are my thoughts and feelings. The truths that resonate with me. I am very spiritual and absolutely believe in a Creator, Source, God and Goddess, or whatever you choose to call them. I just don’t buy into main stream religions in any form. I don’t think any of them are even close to having the right idea let alone actually being right in what they are saying. To take it an entire step further I believe very strongly that religion is all about controlling the population through fear.
Why do I believe this I am sure you are asking? Let’s start with what is religion. It is nothing more than a set of accepted beliefs. But where exactly did these beliefs come from? Who made them up? I know next to nothing about Islam, Buddhism, or specific differences in the Christian religions. However the basic questions I asked myself pretty much apply and can be asked of all of them.
One thing I have realized about all of them is you have free will but if you don’t do exactly as they tell you then forget entirely about getting into heaven. Don’t most of them say if you don’t follow them exactly there is some form of hell or damnation? What better way to control a population than through that kind of FEAR? No access to God or heaven without doing what they say. How messed up is that? Especially when we are all God. We aren’t creations we are Source which is creation. We are individual experiencing aspects of Source. If we assume this to be true then would God really send Him or Herself to hell? That alone doesn’t make sense.
Let’s now consider just who tells us what the rules are. Humans that claim they have special access to God that no one else does. Talk about hypocrisy even amongst their own teachings. What makes them so much more special that the rest of us? Special robes and a funny looking hat? Sorry but I don’t think so. They are human just like you and me. Take everything away and put them in a crowded room and everything is exactly the same. Let’s also consider that a little deeper. These people are human and by definition imperfect. They are subject to the same emotions, whims, and desires as the rest of us. So put that human in a position with that kind of power and do you think there will be no temptation to abuse that power? After all they are also the ones claiming to have the only access to God. Who is to say they aren’t changing the interpretations to suit their own desires in the moment? If we listen to them no one can dispute them because only they have access. Are you starting to see a pattern here?
Take this control to the global level. If only a handful of people claim to have access to God and the “true word of God” that no one can dispute, add a huge amount of fear of damnation, and you have an entire population of sheep. Free will is now removed and you have the ultimate dictator. Whatever that person doesn’t like can now be against God’s law and no one will question it.
Add in a huge church because “God’s law” requires you donation to them or again you go to hell and those very same controllers now get to live a very opulent life style while telling everyone else what to do. Again seeing a pattern here? It’s not one that I am buying into in the least.
What about the Holy books? Who actually wrote them? Did they just manifest themselves out of thin air one day? If God created everything many billions of years ago what language would He or She have used? However we all know the books of say the Bible were written by many different people in whatever language they used at the time. So already we have an imperfect human element writing texts that now are claimed to be God’s word. Most of them are too complicated for the average person to understand on a quick read through. Big problem with this is now it is open to interpretation. Why would God want his word and “law” to be so complicated that no one can understand it? Sounds more like our legal system. We need lawyers to interpret the law and priests to interpret the bible for us. Wow is that similar. Two different incredibly complex books requiring specially trained people to tell us what they mean.
How about the Council of Nicaea? They gathered up all the books considered to be “God’s word.” Then they sorted through and picked what they wanted to include or exclude. Humans overrode God’s word? That fact alone puts the entire book into question.
Does anyone have copies of the original texts and know how to read and speak them like a native at the time they were written? Of course not because the Vatican has them locked in some deep vault under extreme security. Shouldn’t God’s word truly be available to everyone? Why isn’t it?
So in conclusion we have an incomplete book because humans picked only the books that met their needs at the time. It was interpreted by humans with imperfect knowledge of the original language. Also the interpretations are based upon the thoughts and beliefs of the translator. Who can possibly challenge this? You now have the perfect tool to support the controlling agenda of the humans running the biggest tyranny in the world.
These are my thoughts after taking much time to consider what I know of the established religions. Understand I have a very deep belief in Source. I just choose to look within for my answers and not to outside people and information.