Best Gore brings people together. People from all countries and all walks of life. And, with so many cultures and races united in the curiosity of the gore and the aspects of Death and levels of human suffering, we are still very different in other aspects. One of the most obvious is of course, religion.
During the last Ice Age, man began to look past himself and his most basic needs. As man’s mind grew, he began to ask questions about the things around him and ultimately, with identity and the development of the id and ego, the questions arose; “why am I here?”, “how did I get here?”, “what happens when I die?”
These questions were not readily answered. Even today many questions remain unanswered. From ancient Sumer and Persia and the ancient Egyptians; to the Buddhists and Jews, Christians and Muslims, all peoples all over the world have attempted to find the answers to these questions. All claim to have the answer in the form of a particular higher power. Many gods became one god and god became science. And naturally, man has murdered in the name of his god since god was first conceived. Yes, I said conceived. I am an atheist. I believe that god is an invention of man because science has taken the place of the need for such a creature. The major mistake that many religions make is that they attribute far too many human characteristics to it. Think about it, you believe that an entity over fourteen billion years old who can create and destroy entire realities would consider us to be anything other than insects, if it would even consider us at all. I have had my own experiences which have led me to these conclusions. I am not saying that I am right, it is my belief that there is no god. Remember, there were once many, many gods believed to be responsible for reality and the seasons and all that good shit. Many were murdered and sacrificed to such entities. Now we tend to recognize only one. How did this change occur? You’d think that the very first peoples to develop religion would be the most accurate with their interpretation. But we condemn them now. Look at the Torah, god is merciless and blood thirsty, then by the time Christianity developed, he is suddenly a benevolent figure. Another major flaw in god and his word is that despite being infallible truth, his law gets changed around quite a bit. You’d figure that an infinite intelligence would get his shit right on the first attempt. But no, god’s law is constantly changed to suit the needs of those in charge or to be updated for the times.
“My god is the one true god and yours, which you have worshipped and been taught about and devoted your entire life to, is a fraud and you are a heathen who will burn in hell unless you believe what I believe.”
Yes, and they say that the god you have worshipped is actually the false one and that their god commands them to kill you unless you convert to their beliefs…makes sense, huh? An infinite, merciful creature, who created EVERYONE actually only has a preference for one people. He deceived every other people into worshipping and devoting their lives to fraudulent gods just so he can send them to hell for it. Does that make any sense?
This amongst other shit has helped me to the conclusion that god is nothing more than Santa Claus for adults. That’s really all he is. A benevolent old man in the sky who makes a list of your good and bad deeds and rewards you accordingly….holeee shit.
So…Where does religion really fit in today’s society? Do we really need it? Is it just a form of behavior modification and nothing else? I don’t know, guys. I know that I cannot make a tree from nothing. I cannot create a moon…there are forces out there that are beyond us, there is no denying that. But I just don’t think of it as a human in the sky. I believe in energy and for others, all they believe is that God is Love, and that is more than enough for them.
Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists are the major players today…so, what has attracted you to your chosen belief system. Is it just habit from your upbringing or was it something that you put a lot of thought into? This is the place for everyone to explain their beliefs. This is an open forum, everyone has their say. I encourage healthy debate amongst members. The floor is yours.