My Thoughts On Religion & other things

All our lives we’ve been bombarded with propaganda that we don’t know what to believe. The truth is buried in the muck of the corrupted. 
I was baptised Catholic but after turning five, I decided to no longer believe in the church or any church’s teachings. (To clarify, I believe in God, not the church or the church’s God.) The reason being is because in my point of view, religion paints god into this figure that demands you to live in a perpetual state of fear. When in reality, he created us in his own image thus he makes the same mistakes we do and therefore cannot and does not condemn us for it (that’d make him a hypocrite) like the church tells us. 

To quote the “devil” played by Al Pacino in the 1997 film The Devil’s Advocate: 
“Let me give you a little inside information about God. God likes to watch. He’s a prankster. Think about it. He gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does He do, I swear for His own amusement, his own private, cosmic gag reel, He sets the rules in opposition. It’s the goof of all time.”

Now nobody knows for sure but I think God is not the man who set the rules in opposition. Rather it was His creation themselves who did so. Humanity set the rules for themselves; we set rules in opposition of our instincts, of our intuition. Why? Because we’re afraid. Afaird of what? To quote Leonard McCoy when talking with Jim Kirk from Star Trek: 

“Yourself, Admiral.” 

Take a look at science fiction. Constantly questioning the validity of there being an all-knowing being in the sky. Frankly, I agree with Gene Roddenberry, we must question these things, these so called facts in the pursuit of the truth. Just like it is our duty as a people to question our leaders. 
 
Star Trek did not shun God or dismiss him. Star Trek simply did not accept religion. However it did let there be known that there may be the possibility of a being or beings out there watching us – but not the being(s) that the churches portray as punishing if we don’t follow each and every command. Because even if we did, it still wouldn’t automatically make us “good.” Further, Star Trek showed us time and time again that it is ultimately up to us to choose our path in life, not god. Us. 

“With the belief of the grain of a mustard seed, you can move mountains.” 

Maybe we can. We’ve just set limits on ourselves because we’re afraid of that power. 

On another note, take a look at the 1998 film “Sphere” 

Small spoiler alert for those who haven’t seen it 

A crew finds a sphere inside what they believed to be an “alien” space ship. Though they find out after entering this ship that it is actually human and deduce it to be from the future. Now here’s the kicker: This sphere inside the ship, once entered, anything you think of will be manifested into reality. 

What does this have to do with my point? 

We live on a sphere shaped planet called Earth. And on this sphere, could we really have the ability to manifest things with a thought? 
Maybe so. Which brings us full circle: Like I’ve always said, it’s all about control. We are made to think that we are below the system. What happens when we see that we’re actually above it? Why is Church so important when God is Omnipresent? 

“Jesus said… the Kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood… and I am there, lift a stone… and you will find me…”

– Stigmata 1999 

Back around the 1950s, as I recall from numerous older friends of mine, there was an interruption in programming one day and a man, well dressed in a suit suddenly came on screen. He spoke about how we are being duped and that there is another society that is several times more advanced than we are. Then he was cut off before he could say more. He went off as fast as he came on screen. From that point forward, No one ever saw him again or heard anything of it except how it was dismissed by the media as a screentest for a new show that was mistakenly aired on live television (utter lies) and the public turned a blind eye to it as usual. 
So what are we supposed to think? 
What are we supposed to do? 
Think for ourselves for once. Seek out what’s really going on. Stop allowing them to cram information down our throats. Stop blindly wading through the propaganda, and start analyzing. Look past the barricades of biasim and lies. 
I’ll end this post with an old joke I love: 

“Oh Judy, Judy, Judy, you can’t take that baby out of a man’s life and expect him to keep on living the way he has been. It’s not right and it’s not fair. That’s all I got to say. ” 
To put it in context: Think of Judy being the government, that baby being the truth, and Man being us – wondering about our existence without the truth. 

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5 thoughts on “My Thoughts On Religion & other things

  1. I agree: The kingdom of God is within us. We are made in God’s image, so every aspect of our being glorifies Him in some way.

    “Eternity is in man’s heart.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

    Regarding why a church exists when God Himself is omnipotent:

    Jesus said to his apostle, Peter: “On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

    The Church exists in order to help people to get to know God better.

    Like Halo Headquarters is a way for Halo fans to get the most out of their love for Halo, like the various Star Trek fan pages are a way for fans to get the most out of their love for Star Trek, at its best the Church is a way for people to get the most out of their relationship with God.

    Regarding the existence of evil and why God allows suffering:

    “…no theme may be played that hath not its uttermost source in me, nor can any alter the music in my despite. For he that attempteth this shall prove but mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful, which he himself hath not imagined.”
    ~ The Silmarillion

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    1. Ah I see, the church serves as an HQ of sorts. A starting point until people gain enough knowledge to decide for themselves what to believe in and who to follow.

      As for the evil in the world, James T. Kirk’s quote says it all:

      “Maybe we weren’t meant for paradise. Maybe we were meant to fight our way through, struggle, claw our way up, scratch for every inch of the way. Maybe we can’t stroll to the music of the lute. We must march to the sound of drums.”

      Because if everything was perfect, would we be happy or simply find ourselves to be useless? For no difference can be made if there is no conflict to resolve.

      Thanks for helping me clear up my view of the church. I was always conflicted as to it’s purpose but like you said, its like the Star Trek pages, etc. It’s the community spreading the enlightenment and allowing us to better decide our own path.

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      1. “Thanks for helping me clear up my view of the church.”

        You’re welcome. I’m glad I could help.

        “…the church serves as an HQ of sorts.”

        The Church is like Starfleet Headquarters, and we’re like Captain Kirk: We think we know it all — that everything we learned at the academy was from old books that have no basis in reality — but we constantly find, in our treks across the stars, that is not the case: We find how easy it is to get lost in space. And who do we send a distress signal to when we get lost? Starfleet Headquarters.

        “…if everything was perfect, would we be happy or simply find ourselves to be useless?”

        Good question.

        God wanted Adam and Eve to work in the Garden of Eden — make it a place fit for human habitation.

        I imagine, in Eden, we’d do almost everything we do now — sleep, eat, work, socialize, discover, explore — we’d just do it in a different state of being.

        It was not God’s plan that we would suffer and have to “work by the sweat of our brow.” (Genesis 3:19)

        Because we are not perfect, we are not made for Eden. Hence why Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden. (Genesis 3:24) They didn’t belong there anymore.

        But that doesn’t mean that we (human beings) aren’t made for another, better, paradise: Heaven. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

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  2. The Garden of Eden I suppose brought up the existential crisis for Adam and Eve. It was too peaceful. You ever notice how much we want quiet and tranquility after a long days work? How we wish to retire from the daily duel but then once we get there, we despise it. Basic human nature. We have the drive, the urge to want to keep working toward a goal that will benefit both ourselves and others. People refuse to sit around with the same old routine in Eden’s paradise. I guess it’s why we choose to make our own plans instead of relying on God’s.

    I do agree with you on being meant for something more, a paradise such as Heaven.

    “Inside you is the potential to make yourself better…and that is what it is to be human. To make yourself more than you are.” (Captain Picard)

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  3. Great post! Lots of work … and I agree and share on a lot if not most of your comments and view on this … only I choose to believe! I’ve also posted on my thoughts and or view on Religion and Faith … I too have not gotten “over that wall!”. “Live long and prosper!” _/\_ .

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