Brainwashed, indoctrinated, and gullible, the people of the world have been the thankful recipients of an ideology of superstition. Houses of worship have been built by the thousand at the cost of social welfare and infant mortality, driven by an organized mob of religious ascetics.
The principles underpinning religious zealotry, piety and faith, have no meaning except in a religious context where the demands are outside any everyday virtue and are no more than an expression of submission. This idea of submission is the key to the psychological chaining of the mind to a form of holy masochism, wanting to take a bullet for Jesus and enslave oneself in some rapturous torment. That a million dollar industry is the upshot of this mesmerisation is food for thought.
Without the Roman Empire to promulgate and stipulate the terms of the superstition Christianity would be just another mythology alongside the rest. Supernaturalism is a fictional, not a factual word. We don’t get supernatural fried eggs and we haven’t got a supernatural biosphere, we have a natural world and that’s all there is to it.
If just one of these miraculous events of yesteryear could be proven to be authentic the world would no longer be a natural habitat. As it stands no miracle has ever been substantiated, leaving us with our mundane natural order so despised by those who just know in their bones that there are gods and devils aplenty; they just don’t make an appearance these days.
For all the churches, mosques and synagogues, the pomp and ceremony, Christian kneeling and Muslim belly flops, theism is no more than the oldest craze in town.
It's real appeal (if you can call it that) is that in its deepest core it's a death cult. Have you noticed that not unlike ISIS death is their solution to everything?
That's right Bert, to get any sort of life from religion they have to drop dead.