Thursday, January 12, 2017

They're ALL right in their minds

What do all of these people have in common?                                                                                                                                                                       Funny clothes?  Male dominance? Scriptures? Prayer? Funny eating habits? Child indoctrination of things that are not provable but dictate the rest of their lives?
Yes, all of those are true.  
The thing that gets me is that they all believe they are right. At least, they REALLY hope they are right, because they have sacrificed their lives, income, comfort, family, intellect and time in devotion to their religious belief systems. 

 The thing that gets me. Is that instead of trying to see what these things have to offer humanity and take the good, they demand in their minds that it is actual fact and insist others do the same.  It is, in their mind, divine.

We see this control start off innocent enough with prayers and coloring pages and songs. But it turns ugly with religious wars, intolerance and abuse.

We are human and that is why I am patient with the fragility of the human mind to so blindly follow such idiocy out of hope in a purpose, a god, an afterlife.  But, the fact is, they all can't be right. They have NO PROOF.  Nothing makes them better.  They have a cult following... that's it.

The mobs who follow look like this:

They build buildings to house and draw in the lost and lonely. 

And we are the idiots who follow them.  I wouldn't care so much, except, I was an idiot who followed.  My life has been used and abused by religion.  
My children are currently being indoctrinated. 
Wars are fought and people are killed because we wont get past this supernatural wishful thinking. 

I am angry. I am exhausted by it.  They can't all be right. And when you think of it critically for just a minute, it's so obvious what is going on!  Makes me want to cry. But, we are only human. We are just not smart enough to figure it out fast enough. 

I live in Salt Lake City now.  The power, control, dominance, devotion and stupidity of Religion is on full display everywhere you turn.  I am fine if people want to believe bull shit.  What I cannot tolerate is what religion cannot help but do, take over the rest of the world. 

1 comment:

fRED said...

I "hear" much anguish, frustration, and pain in this post. On the other hand, I am deaf in one ear. So who knows?
Institutional religion seems to satisfy a basic human need for affirmation, purpose, and hope (eg, what happens after we die?) even if most of them only offer vague teasers as answers (keeps ya coming back) or worse (eg, repent now or risk suffering for ETERNITY-Wow!).
Every few years, I pull out Eric Fromm's "Escape From Freedom" and try to understand what it means. At the moment, my perception is that Fromm suggests that people dont really want freedom but to be taken care of by others or someone (like children with benevolent parents).
I think you might be trying to slay a dragon that is bigger than anyone can handle. Perhaps the best thing you can do for your children is be a living example of good, decent person. Even that will be tough (and not because of you but bc children always seem to frustrated with their parents).
I'm also a fan of "The Power of Positive Thinking" (although I don't remember the last time I read it) but positive, happy, humorous thinking has got me through a lot of tight spots.
I think I've written this before: "Accentuate the positive & eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don't mess with Mr In-between." Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.