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Benefits of Religion?

Started Feb 8, 2011 0 Replies

Many arguments have been laid out for the supposed benefits of religion, claiming that intrinsic value is enough to keep it lingering. Refuting such obvious misconceptions has come to a point of…Continue

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Deception is a tool used time and time again by the elite for the momentary approval of the slavish public. They use hindsight to their advantage and covertly apologize for any wrong-doings. People instinctively have the grand desire to be controlled; to be told what to think, how events should be viewed, what beliefs are holy, and which are heretic. People crave limits to their options and for whatever reason, find solace in that fact. Conformity is the norm; the individual – rejected. Marked as outlandish. Lusting for associates with coinciding ideologies is a two way street. More often than not it leads to intolerance of outsiders, which further leads to irrational behavior. All over the world, people are seen taking positions in differences, hoisting extrinsic viewpoints, and claiming ownership of them. Regardless of the authenticity of ones true beliefs, they voluntarily cloud their internal individualistic opinion into one that satisfies the assemblage. As time moves on, individuation is completely unrecognizable. The mercy of the masses befalls us all.


Even when recognizing the fact, as I am when stating this, conformity is now essentially the most beneficial way to get by in this life. From day one, we are vigorously pulled astray from the individual. Where has he gone? Is he so far into the abyss that he is beyond all possible acquisition? Logically, we would have to recollect all of the undesired choices we have submitted to, and back track to the point of solitary judgment. Perhaps mere understanding of the scenario would be sufficient to trace his whereabouts. I remain skeptical on the subject, none the less, most chose to harmonize obediently. It is transparent in the mind of the critical inquirer but commoners fall victim to their ignorance.


It is curious to note that the sources of information on our existence, being grossly esoteric, are unquestionably clutched with such infallibility. I am suspicious to the latter, and maybe I am wrong to say that most people are extremely confident with their beliefs; but why, then, do so many people show apathy towards investigation? Has it really come to the point where religion has preposterously mustered up so much undeserved respect, that people are obliged to passively bow? Shouldn't a subject that is so suspiciously incoherent be the most highly inquired? Ones beliefs in what happens after their time runs out solely dictates their motives of the present. Why, then, are people so apprehensive towards different opinions? It would seem that collective discussion, combined with constructive criticism, would do no harm whatsoever. Progression would accelerate at a speed unimaginable by today's narrow mindset. Yet, if you dare ask people why they believe in a god, or why they think the earth was created in seven days, you are infringing on their right to hold a belief. However true the latter may be, pointing out lucid aberrations should provoke skepticism and not be viewed as mischievous. Just because you have a right to believe in something does not justify its credibility in any way, shape, or form. If people are confident in there beliefs, questioning of them should be met with open arms for analysis.

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At 9:04am on February 4, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

A worthy enterprise.

I'd like to help by preparing a reference for you but I shall need to know more. Also, you will need to give me your e-mail address. 

At 4:17pm on January 25, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

You are very welcome.


At 2:59pm on January 23, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Tony, and welcome to the wonderful world of Internet atheism----free of belief in those superstitions and the fictional god of the masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2300 members.

Terry Meaden
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