It sounds cruel to some, to others it is a license to blaspheme, but the fact remains, without evidence, indisputable, religion is a farce, a con perpetrated on humans for millennia. Religion is nothing more than a way to subjugate a population, to have them believe that if they don’t follow the rules, laid down for them, that they will forever be tormented, in this life and in a supposed life after this one. There is no morality outside that which those in power tell us that comes from one god or another. We have no capacity for ourselves, it all comes from some supernatural being that is bent upon our total obedience.
I’m still looking for that evidence to show me that there is, in fact a god, any god, from any religion. Yes, atheists are out here looking for proof. I was recently asked that if there were indisputable proof of the existence of a god, would I then believe? I think I would. Until then, I will hold to what I think is my considerable judgement, based on current proof, that no, no god(s), of any religion, exist.
The question has always been in my mind, even as a believer, as to why, if a god existed, it wouldn’t just let us know and not give us nearly incomprehensible texts to read in order to believe? How difficult would it be for that same god, or gods, to just tell us absolutely without having to have faith or free will? Why allow an existence of pain and suffering for its own creation when in a blink of an eye, that same being could put an end to all strife on the planet it created, institute harmony among all of his creation?
Well, of course any proof of any god would instantly end the economic fraud that is churches. We wouldn’t need to go to church to be instructed what we may or may not do as whatever god decided to make itself known, would actually tell us. An entire multi-billion dollar industry would actually collapse overnight.
We actually have in this world, grifters that are sanctioned by governments. You or I would be arrested for portraying ourselves as they make themselves out. No one would believe in The Church of [Name Your Favorite Comic Book Character Here]. Why aren’t the same skeptical about those that would preserve an unfounded belief in order to enrich themselves without having to pay a single penny in tax? How much do these same institutions of God actually give to preserve the poor, to feed the starving, to bring medical attention to those wasting away from disease?
My guess, and it’s really not much of a guess, is that the revenue received is mostly placed into their own coffers and very little of that goes to help those in need. Unfortunately, at least here in the United States, we may never know as these same aren’t required to file how their monies are spent. That should change, not just for churches, bur for every organization that is declared to be a 501(c)3.
It’s really taxpayers money, in the long run, when any organization isn’t required to inform the public how and where their monies were allocated. And so, because many of these same religious institutions won’t even tell their congregants where their money is spent, should these people be tithing to that company(yes, it’s no different in this case from any company)?
What do I receive for my investment? That’s what people should be asking. But here we are, 2,000 years later, with the same marks, falling for the same scam. Over and over again. Of course, those that give the most are somehow, someway promised the better places in heaven. Okay, maybe that’s not true, but if anyone that’s been in a Christian church in their life understands that the largest donors receive the most attention.
So why do people still believe in some sort of god? Although there are many today, those describes in polls as nones that would say they just don’t believe in the teaching anymore, there are still plenty of people that have decided it’s safer to believe, without knowing, than to actually use reason and reject the most obvious con game ever invented.