Friday, October 1, 2010

IMAGINE


The Crusades left millions of Muslims and Christians butchered. The Catholic Inquisition is estimated to have burned at the stake 9 million so called "heretics". This is even worse than Hitler's 6 million Holocaust victim. The Catholics and Protestants are still at each other's throats in Northern island. Add to this, the Muslim suicide bombers and their victims. The 9/11 twin tower incident would not have happened if not for religion.

On many occassions, in the annals of human history, religion has transformed otherwise normal human beings into mad men, killing for the sake of his God. Added to all these is the well-reported scandals involving priests committing Pedophilia and the systematic effort of the church hierarchy to cover up the said crimes. 

Organized religion has failed humanity. The great cathedrals of Europe have now become mere tourist spots because faithfuls don't go to church anymore. Man has become secular rather than spiritual. 

The latter half of the 20th century had seen many of the greatest minds turn away from religion. When it comes to God, this past 100 years or so, many people and some of the brightest minds are rejecting God than any other period in church history. Sir Isaac Newton declared that everything he observed was the work of God. Yet less than 300 years after Newton's death the top minds in the world are wondering if there is even a place for God in a self-contained universe.

We now know so much more than we used to. Man's knowledge and his mastery of the natural world made God unneccessary.

Is mankind better off without religion?







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11 comments:

  1. I think we can do without religion but not without God. I have a friend who is a Christian, and when i ask her what her religion is about, she tells me it's not a religion, it's a relationship with the Lord. I rarely go to church and I do want to keep going, and all the scandals that the Catholic church is currently going through should not dampen anyone's faith because after all, isn't this the ultimate challenge for us?

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  3. Go beyond religion and you will realize that spirituality still exist.

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  4. my religion wont save me... but my relationship w/ my Creator. i believe.

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  5. religion is the opium of the people
    cheers to karl marx

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  6. Religion will always has its flaws, there is always a dark side to each and every religion if you look at it. Yet you cant always see the bad side of it. Looking at the brighter picture, religion helps a lot of people to live morally, peacefully, and spiritually high according to traditions and culture. Basically it still helps and uplifts more people than what these religious clash destroys... wala lang epal lang, peaceout!

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  7. that's odd. from the Latin 'religare', religion means 'to bind together', so the church should do its role in binding together its faithful to God. after all, it's the very essence of the church being a religion.

    my two cents.

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  8. that's odd. from the Latin 'religare', religion means 'to bind together', so the church should do its role in binding together its faithful to God. after all, it's the very essence of the church being a religion.

    my two cents.

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  9. Religion will always has its flaws, there is always a dark side to each and every religion if you look at it. Yet you cant always see the bad side of it. Looking at the brighter picture, religion helps a lot of people to live morally, peacefully, and spiritually high according to traditions and culture. Basically it still helps and uplifts more people than what these religious clash destroys... wala lang epal lang, peaceout!

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  10. religion is the opium of the people
    cheers to karl marx

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