And finally, here is the concluding blogisode of the series on God. So far we have breen through a lot in this journey on trying to really understand the the person of God and his instrument religion; if you’ve missed it, you can start here.
So far it’s clear i’m refusing to accept the religious myths, accept holy books as statement of facts (no better that Shakespeare’s works), I even doubted the existence of Jesus which now might make you wonder: why all the preaching and ‘tearing down’? Isn’t it just the same as the attitude of religious fanatics? Yes and No.
One thing that seperates a skeptic from religious fanacism is the mind, a skeptic has an open-mind as they voice their beliefs (often backed by facts) while a fanatic see his case as the ultimate and all. While I shouldn’t forget to mention that the alternate voice [atheism] is being repressed and those professing it persecuted — raising our voices and letting our presence known might bring many to the light of not tagging atheism "evil" — it’s a call to reason against a disguised oppression [religion].
As a child, I have been forced to believe in all without questioning, and as a child I did, true or false. A process such as this lead to the development of religion, the notion of God and for the sake of this discuession — his case Christianity — child passing on the story to the child, child growing up and passing the story to their children, all accepting it, no questions asked. We where told we cannot comprehend the works of God, the bible was directly inspired by him and we can only get to him through his son Jesus, impressive story.
If we can let our mind to reason, we would begin to think, those all this make sense? The basis on which Christianity (and religion in general) lies is on the redemption – Christ coming in human flesh to save man from his sin, which was committed by the ‘first man’ that only God can forgive. If only God can forgive, why not just forgive them in the first place, why the middle man when it all starts and end with Him — a almost great story until we dissect it this way and start to see the fallacies.
For the relatively short time we would have on earth, God want us to do his will otherwise we would perish. But, if he [God] wants us to do just as he wants, why not just "create" us that way? Some might argue that make us into robots which asks to the question: Who is this almighty God trying to impress?
God provokes a non-terminating regression, if God created us, who created him. Religion has one perfect answer – the works of God are incomprehensible to us mere mortals. It is just as incomprehensible as a dragon spitting fire, or a man with the head of a falcon (Ra) — it’s all mythical stories.
Enough with myths, this is an age of reason, we have evolved and are more complex beings; we think and act just as complex. Why limit this capabilities with beliefs in dragon, or, I mean god, gods, or whichever? Of course, I could be wrong; I am yet to see a convincing argument that makes the case for a divine creator, or one that deserves any worship, unless for the social reasons.
You might think, logic doesn’t apply to the things of God until you start to notice the way our universe works, the sun rises up the same way all the time, the flowers blossom, we can talk, we eat, we are on a continual quest to make our lives better and overall make our living better – this is the beauty of evolution, the crafting of us [beings] into it [planet earth] over the ages.
I still patiently await religion bringing us cures to diseases (not those phony miracles), or ending genocides (not those pretensious non-profits), or supporting the minds that have decided to think (afterall God made the mind to think).
As I wait, I would encourage we live a life outsids myths, push for a more fulfilling one, be of service to our fellow beings and most importantly, re-think our thoughts and apply our mind to reason; ultimately, it’s a call to raise consciousness on the sly religion/God.