Metaluna wrote:I hope I live long enough to see that day.
All the religious zealots will have egg on their face's indeed. All the closed minded believers who called us all fringe element nut jobs will have a lot of explaining and back peddling to do. They will look to us for some much needed answers.
But I'll be gracious, because there is nothing worse than an "I told you so" in my book. Religion is so ingrained and the be all and end all for many people. I feel sorry for people who never question anything, just blindly follow along with whatever authority figure has told them, since childhood.
Yes I think they have been wasting their time.
You aren't alone....I think "you poor sad bastards!" Maybe that will offend some people, but that's how I feel. I of course know I don't have all the answers, and maybe I don't have any of the answers. But as I live and breathe, I am positive that isn't the answer to the big question. Sitting in a church and praying to God.mobious13 wrote:I just wanted to know if I was alone in realizing this. If you stop and really think about it, its kind of eerie knowing this and seeing people gather every sunday singing hymns and reciting/quoting an alien history of planet earth. And being None the wiser. Oh, Im applying this to all religions, not just christianity.
...The para-human Serpent People of the past are still among us. They were probably worshipped by the builders of Stonehenge and the forgotten ridge-making cultures of South America...In some parts of the world the Serpent People successfully posed as gods and imitated the techniques of the super-intelligence [Infinite Consciousness]. This led to the formation of pagan religions centered on human sacrifices. The conflict, so far as man himself was concerned, became one of religions and races. Whole civilizations based upon the worship of these false gods rose and fell in Asia, Africa, and South America.
...Once an individual had committed himself, he opened a door so that an indefinable something (probably an undetectable mass of intelligent energy) could actually enter his body and exercise some control over his subconscious mind...The human race would supply the pawns Each individual had to consciously commit himself to one of the opposing forces The main battle was for what was to become known as the human soul.
mobious13 wrote:EVERY SUNDAY MORNING SINCE SUNDAY MORNINGS BEGAN WERE FOR WHAT??
Tootsie wrote:I’m a Christian but definitely a non-traditional one, probably a heretic according to the CC. I believe religion and science (universal science, rules of the universe, etc., such as taught by Jesus) are one and the same. People have “religionized” science by not understanding that the “god(s)” were/are beings similar to us. And In my personal opinion in many cases it’s made them self-effacing, humble, conciliatory, subservient and feeling guilt-ridden for simply being whereas, again in my opinion, they should be fascinated, awestruck, curious and respectful. I’m not for organized religion and worshiping and Sunday attendance. It strikes me as sappy, drippy and ignorant. Again, these are my personal opinions, and I can’t base them on any evidence, just common sense if that could be termed “evidence”. I’m not condoning anyone who finds comfort in Sunday attendance and worshiping; to each his own.
For decades, because of the fear-of-hell brainwashing I got from the Catholic Church and nuns, I dared not face my doubts, but I had plenty of them. Now I have faced them with courage and common sense. I believe Jesus was half-human, half-alien, that Mary was artificially inseminated. I believe miracles and mysteries are occurrences that we simply don’t yet have an explanation for.
Personally, I just cannot believe in one supreme being, “God” - a man up in the sky somewhere? That nasty “God” who instructed Abraham to kill his son? Come on! More likely a bad-tempered alien. To me God is all that is, he/she/it is the fabric of the universe, universal consciousness. “G/god” has been personified and I guess it’s because either people felt the need for there to be someone stronger and more powerful than they were, or because the powers that be/were instilled this belief in people to gain control over them. I also believe the universe is eternal, infinite and absolutely filled with life. There’s an interesting article on a man named Terrence Lynch who believes the universe is eternal and infinite and his brother tried to have him declared insane, in 2003(!), for believing this. http://www.byteland.org/cosmology/index.html
I always wonder: When will people evolve in their thinking?
Metaluna wrote:You aren't alone....I think "you poor sad bastards!" Maybe that will offend some people, but that's how I feel. I of course know I don't have all the answers, and maybe I don't have any of the answers. But as I live and breathe, I am positive that isn't the answer to the big question. Sitting in a church and praying to God.mobious13 wrote:I just wanted to know if I was alone in realizing this. If you stop and really think about it, its kind of eerie knowing this and seeing people gather every sunday singing hymns and reciting/quoting an alien history of planet earth. And being None the wiser. Oh, Im applying this to all religions, not just christianity.
Polaris wrote:I read somewhere that Jesus actually taught the path to enlightenment was a journey for one (from within) and could not be bestowed upon by priest, bishop, cardinal or pope (ie the church)!!!Tootsie, you are not alone...
You are far from alone Tootsie. I think we have to follow our own path, just my opinion.Tootsie wrote:Thanks, Polaris. It's astonishing we were all so brainwashed! What's more astonishing is that I actually believed it.
It's all Buddha's advice.... Inner peace. I was drawn to Buddism, because they don't need to know, and neither do I.Tootsie wrote:Very wise advice, Metaluna!
You are welcome Theory. I do subscribe to the notion that because Buddhism doesn't include the idea of worshipping a creator God, some people do not see it as a religion in the normal, Western sense, but instead as a philosophy. Which is how I view it.Theory wrote:Thanks for the information about Buddism, Metaluna. I have to say out of all the religions this sounds like the best one, and I LOVE the fact that they have never used Buddism as an excuse to harm others. I've only read a few pages from the website you posted, but I will definitely be checking the rest of it out soon.
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