Religion; is it real or a business? Is it still needed?
I know there’s been a number of conversations on religion and I didnt want to spam them so I started my own…
I’m looking for feedback on the show we did on religion from many different people…your opinion is ok whether it differs or not, i think we should be able to see each others opinions without getting hostile.
The show can be found here http://www.spreaker.com/user/solace015/ep_32_religion_pt_1
I have a hell of a lot of comments on the other religious discussions but to summarize: The Bible is an example of how we fall short, even the Ten commandments are about how LOVE may manifest in our lives. That is the ultimate aim, that righteousness is love. But a lot of religious people take such instructions, or rather examples of how we fall short, as permission to be judgemental. Rather that righteousness being love, righteousness is confused for judgementality. When you have a mass of people with a judgemental religion that has been engineered to be sympathetic to the sovereign or authority, the fear of deviation instills in the general populace, manifesting in ideas like lynching and inquisitions.
When you say “Faith” it is associated with belief and hope, stuff like that, even the metaphysical. When you say “Love” it is associated with emotion, caring, compassion, romance. When I speak of love, it is in part these things but it is also a fundamental property of the universe. Love is scientific, not only in psychology and neuro-chemistry, but in the quantum universe.
On the flip-side of that coin, hate/destructive forces also are a fundamental property of the universe, one that is as irrevocably nessecary to the function of the universe as love. The Yin cannot be without the Yang otherwise the universe spirals in on itself and implodes.
@trek79, I didn’t want to respond and and interject my own opinions or responses to your statements until the conversation died…apparently its just you and I but I honestly think that the business of religion has no place in our society anymore.
While I personally do not have faith, I understand the need for it. It guides us, helps us answer the eternal question why but also creates conflict since many people [especially in the middle east] cannot accept other people’s opinions or beliefs.
Many people all over can’t accept peoples beliefs if they hear them, forget about singling out the Middle East. If one belief system doesn’t leave room for others to have their own belief system then people will be against it but also if it does allow them then it will not be accepted by others. A lot of religions are absolute, it is when people have their own interpretations of faith that freedom and preference of choice and structure arise, for themselves and others.
@trek79, I only single out the middle east, not in an effort to discriminate, but in a basic realization that a lot of the wars are because of religion [that or power or freedom of the people etc]
AS for everything else you said, so true…and how very sad
I mean apathy is a huge problem in a liberal society, conflict of belief is mostly between seperate religious societies, but within their communities apathy is for the most part non-existent. Just as many conflicts arise from people who don’t care for others as there is from people who care too much for their beliefs. (but I can’t back up that statement, but it sounds reasonable)
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