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looking for a religion

Posted by angel.us 
looking for a religion
June 02, 2017 01:54AM
[www.thetoptens.com]

I googled "the best religion & actually found something.
The results may surprise you.


Let me get this straight, this scene is illegal in 300 cities?
Re: looking for a religion
July 20, 2017 06:37PM
To angel.us: Anybody looking for a religion might try the ancients:

Since the day organized religion was invented every priesthood worked to make their religion the one true religion. That never-ending “competition” put the human race on a fast track to hell the day the one God notion ejaculated organized religion as it is practiced today. From the beginning the elimination of every other religion took priority over forcing everybody to believe in God. Basically, religious fanatics hate alien religious fanatics more than they hate atheists. In today’s world Muslims and Communists are the only priesthoods who proselytize with guns.

Incidentally, people who believe in God, but not religion, do not give a rat’s ass what others believe. Did you ever hear of an individual who believed in God beating up someone because they adhered to a religion? How many times has the world seen fanatical believers in one religion trying to wipe out, or convert by force, believers in another religion.

Today’s Muslims reaffirm my long-held view. Individuals were spiritually better-off when there were a bunch of gods; each one specializing in a different realm of piety —— the same as specialists in medicine and law. There are more benefits to be realized from tolerating a plethora of gods as opposed to putting all of our nuts in one squirrel cage.

Assuming the tools for self-defense, rapid communications, etc., would be in the same place today had the one God idea been completed rejected down through the ages, I wonder what the world would be like in the 21st century?

One thing cannot be denied. Societal insistence on a belief in one God rewarded ambition and ambitious government since its inception. In the modern world ambition replaced achievement. More importantly, a one government world is the evolutionary consequence of a one God universe.

The major problem with a one government world is that it will probably be a Socialist/Communist totalitarian government, or an equally totalitarian Supreme Deity theocracy. Until then, freedom-loving people still have the option of calling upon the much praised, always ignored, wisdom of the ancients who had a top God right along with a bunch of lesser gods. That’s probably the model for our own president and members of Congress.

NOTE: Hinduism teaches a belief in a Supreme Being of many forms and natures, but it falls short of endorsing the ancient belief in numerous gods who spent all of their time aggravating the boss if I remember Roman and Greek mythology accurately.

Alas, the one God crowd controlling governments will not hear of multiple gods. It is all or nothing for them, and what is worse from their point of view is that the multiple-god system of religion would most certainly unleash the forces of cynicism. God forbid a cynical distrust of priests and politicians be encouraged.

Let us say there really are supernatural forces concerned with the individual’s spiritual well-being in the next world. A quick look at the past two thousand years should tell everyone the workload is just too much for one God. I know this is so because even the Pope has trouble getting through to the boss. For as long as I can remember, every time it was reported “Pope Prays For Peace” I knew a lot of people were about to die somewhere in the world.

On the other hand, Muslim extremists bent on killing infidels appear to have a direct line to their guy —— they thank Allah for answering their prayers after every successful act of terrorism. (I have to admit God is Good —— to terrorists.)

Roman Catholicism does have saints on the payroll to handle minor requests, but if it is a serious matter you have to get in touch with God. At least with an army of equal gods on call there is a good chance your special favorite will be available to hear your request in times of personal distress.

As it stands now, if you want your prayers to be heard where it counts you are expected to go through a middleman to reach God’s ear before your petition is considered. God’s earthly gatekeepers will never admit it at a prayer meeting, but they frown upon direct personal contact with the CEO whenever that contact is too far removed from the collection plate.

Of course, the salespeople merchandising assorted gods would still expect a small donation. Nevertheless, a bit of healthy competition in the hereafter marketplace should keep donations, and political power, at reasonably low levels; benefits not to be taken lightly.

The ideal is for every god to stay out of government altogether; however, being part realist and part cynic the best I can expect is severely restricted religious participation in the mundane affairs of severely limited government. A thousand or so full-fledged gods cutting up the take does not leave much room for mischief caused by the one God sharpshooters splitting the pot, and the soul pool, among themselves.

Even though I have a hankering for more gods, I am convinced that all of those one God religions is a negative thing. The followers of every supreme God always end up trying to assert their own guy’s Right to occupy the apex unchallenged. And now we have to contend with the Socialist priesthood pushing their God of economic morality in addition to the zealots of every other one and only True God strangling mankind. God! —— Will humanity never see an end to religious meddling?

Having said the above, I have to admit it is possible for every person in the world to belong to one of the traditional organized religions. Every religion except Socialism would gladly embrace everyone. However, Socialism’s true believers must feed on the labors of others without giving anything of value in return; so there must always be a large percentage of the population excluded from joining the congregation.

Throughout history, the hierarchies of organized religion took all the best of it because they, too, lived on the labors of their flocks. In return for a church’s riches priesthoods offered the laity God, and a better life in the hereafter. As Socialism gains political influence through taxation its liberal priests must finally be exposed as the frauds they are because they cannot offer eternal life to the people who do the work. Indeed, Socialists dare not bestow church membership on the working class because it is absolutely impossible for everyone to live well on tax dollars. Somebody has to do the work and that somebody is NOT going to be a Socialist priest.

Of course, Socialism’s advocates try to cover all bases by claiming:


"From each according to his ability; to each according to his need."

Or so the Socialist B.S. goes. The precise translation of that little gem means if you are a tax dollar rich Socialist you are entitled to all you can get, but if you work your ass off struggling to remain one jump ahead of abject poverty and the man with the gun that is all you need.

In truth, one God religions sell eternal salvation to the workers while Socialism promotes tax slavery without offering any spiritual reward; leading to the obvious conclusion —— Socialism is one sorry-ass religion when you get right down to it.

p.s. The only thing killing every one of organized religion’s freaks will accomplish is a breathing spell for mankind. No matter how many are killed they will be back in a century or two unless decent men figure out how to change human nature.


FLANDERS

The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. It is the freedom to refrain, withdraw and abstain which makes a totalitarian regime impossible. Eric Hoffer
Re: looking for a religion
July 21, 2017 12:54AM
Flanders,

Good thoughts, thanks.

"Basically, religious fanatics hate alien religious fanatics more than they hate atheists."

So true!

"Hinduism teaches a belief in a Supreme Being of many forms and natures, but it falls short of endorsing the ancient belief in numerous gods who spent all of their time aggravating the boss if I remember Roman and Greek mythology accurately."

Yes, Hinduism is really monotheistic if you study it. Cause all the gods are one god.
(Maybe the Catholics were studying this when they decided to teach father, son & holy spirit as one.)


But even going more ancient, we must look at what the 1st people did.
What did cave men believe in?

It is something similar to what we Wiccan believe in . . . which also rejects totalitarianism.



Let me get this straight, this scene is illegal in 300 cities?
Re: looking for a religion
July 30, 2017 01:41AM
When you make everything BOLD - nothing stands out.
Re: looking for a religion
August 04, 2017 12:00AM
You're so dumb, you know that!?!

Only the signature is in bold. Real American lyrics are a larger font. the finger smiley

~Negan & Lucille

"Keep On Rockin In The Free World!"
Re: looking for a religion
September 19, 2017 08:56PM
Being a Gnostic Christian, I, of course, think it is the best -----

[www.youtube.com]

Regards
DL
Re: looking for a religion
September 20, 2017 11:59PM
Will Smith is a douchebag!
Re: looking for a religion
October 02, 2017 02:38AM
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angel.us
Will Smith is a douchebag!

I do not know him personally. Give him my regards, unless you just mean that he has been given douche bag parts.

Regards
DL
Re: looking for a religion
October 02, 2017 10:38PM
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Greatest I am
I do not know him personally. Give him my regards, unless you just mean that he has been given douche bag parts.

Regards
DL


Nor do I know him personally . .. if I even met him I would tell him what I think of him.
Re: looking for a religion
October 04, 2017 02:47AM
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angel.us
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Greatest I am
I do not know him personally. Give him my regards, unless you just mean that he has been given douche bag parts.

Regards
DL


Nor do I know him personally . .. if I even met him I would tell him what I think of him.

Then he would likely think you weird for being upset with a made up character on a screen and taking that out on him, who just acted the part.

Regards
DL
Re: looking for a religion
October 04, 2017 08:26PM
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Greatest I am
Then he would likely think you weird for being upset with a made up character on a screen and taking that out on him, who just acted the part.

Regards
DL

I really couldn't care less what a DB thinks.

But - evil & stupidity must be confronted.
Re: looking for a religion
October 07, 2017 11:10PM
True but a movie character is not the same as the actor and to dislike an actor because of the role he play is a waste of good hate.

Regards
DL
Re: looking for a religion
October 11, 2017 10:24PM
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Greatest I am
True but a movie character is not the same as the actor and to dislike an actor because of the role he play is a waste of good hate.

Yes, but that's the point. Will Smith is not a charater. He's an actual person.
He's chossing to be a certain extremist of a characterization, to appeal to
the people he wants as his mass/bass.

The characters he has portrayed are not such douche bags.
His character in Men in Black or Independence Day or iRobot
would never run around & insult around half the country.


Let me get this straight, this scene is illegal in 300 cities?
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