GOD IS FEAR
GOD IS FEAR
May 30, 2008, 04:11 PM
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How many of you have seen the car stickers "Fear God". I believe that these people have got it around the wrong way. How could something that has no matter, no touch, no voice and no sight be something to fear. Fear of the unknown is the only answer I could give. The majority of people on this planet are interested in knowing what will happen to them when they die. What happens to the spirit and the soul? And of memory and intelligence? Nobody really knows. The evidence is still very much inconclusive.
The unknown is a mighty big chasm to explain. If you have strong beliefs in something and this belief then empowers you to find vulnerable people who want to follow, but not lead. The empowerment of these people means you could make them believe anything. The manipulation of the mind by brainwashing and hysteria are very powerful tools indeed.
Over the centuries Religion has been able to permeate itself in every part of our lives. The culture, the customs, the laws, the rituals, the politics and many other aspects of life in general. Making it almost impossible to disentangle religion from other aspects of life.
In this day and age of the big dollar ministries and suicide bombers, empowerment is playing an important part in putting the fear of God into the so called "believers". God is only a pretense for fear. Fundamentalists are regurgitating obscure aspects of the Bible to justify why people should fear God.
The real God here is really Science. Science can be measured, touched, seen and heard. It can be questioned over and over and defined ad finitum. Science through knowledge can help dispel these fears. Knowledge is also a powerful tool and a much more positive tool than spreading fear negatively throughout the world via myths, legends and made up clap-trap by some power hungry zealot.
Karl Marx said "Religion is the opium of the masses." No truer words have ever been spoken.
May 30, 2008, 05:13 PM
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Sounds like science has been made into a religion.
The spiritual sciences have been around since man began to think, and are actually the foundation for all religions, and relative sciences.
Ever since man has asked himself what am I, who am I and what is my relationship with the Universe the sciences have been the pathway to self discovery.
Some people just tend to lean a bit to the right or the left or sometimes stand in the middle based on their personality.
Spiritual sciences base their proof of God on personal experience and expansion of consciousness.
Physical sciences base their opinions of God on the relative facts and figures that do not apply to the personal.
Being that one person may experience something and another not, the definition of scientific proof must be that it be subjective and objective to everyone rather than just a few.
We as adults can easily say to a child you can't understand something, but Adults don't have the humility when the arrogance of the ego is in charge to accept that they don't understand. Rather it is more believable to say it doesn't exist rather than to say one is not capable of understanding.
Absolute statements made by the religious followers of science often don't think multi-dimensionally but linearly based on ones own past experiences. This leaves any future possibilities of discovery subject to criticism long before the thought or experience occurs.
A true scientist is open to all possibility, especially in light that everything changes in value and understanding as human intellect evolves to comprehend reality. That follows the nature of God, which is to expand in every way, including knowledge and experience.
Fear is the opposite of the nature of God and leads to contraction rather than expansion.
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