Say religion: say fascism
Karl Marx said : “Religion is the opiate of the masses”– If people believe that they will be rewarded in an afterlife or that “god” decreed something – they are not likely to rebel in order to change things: The kings of old said they ruled by the will of the gods and were descended from same.
Religion was a way to control the masses
Now it is New Age “stuff’
We as humans attribute meaning where there is none!
We do not have some omnipotent being to please or displease Some one who will punish us if we are bad and reward us for being good. I obviously don’t believe in hell! Nor do I believe in karma. (The word actually translates to “work”) If we believe god or karma will change injustice then we wont try to do this ourselves
It was only at the beginning of this my 65th year that I admitted to myself that I did not believe in God. I spent the greater part of my life looking for my spiritual home. Wicca suited me because we respect the planet and the earth as our Mother. Well, we did when I first started. Now that it is so popular, I think most “wanna bees” are only interested in spells and being different.
I have been trying to understand the nature of reality since I was seven years old. I have had a few theories since then. In the 1990’s I used the analogy of us living in a virtual reality and of course when “The Matrix” came to the screen so many people recommended it. The Matrix was/is a creatively brilliant movie with subtle satire.
I was in Women’s lib; Animal lib; Greenpeace; Trees for Life– all in an attempt to make this a better world – Women’s lib has gone to the extreme where men now need liberating! The other organisations are run by people trying to be trendy and so bound up with “red tape’ that they make things worse not better.
I am still a vegetarian and still care about all life forms with the exception of crocodiles ( including alligators ) and homosapiens!
I now realize I can only help in the microcosm of my own little home.
Humans use religion to justify not implementing zero population growth. I cannot understand why humans do not see that because there are way too many of us we take the homes and food sources away from other life forms and these other life forms eventually become extinct. Western religion claims to care about animals but supports a meat industry and drug companies that mistreat animals on the excuse that humans are more important.
If we credit some “Being” as having created this reality; this “Being” would have to be a sadistic psychopath. Every creature has to deprive some life form of its existence in order to survive. ( Its called eating) But also just breathing kills other life forms! As we breathe in micro organisms.
I believe everything that exists has a consciousness: And because of my clairvoyant experiences I believe everything survives beyond physical death. Pity: because there are a lot of humans who shouldn’t survive death especially when there is no hell for them to burn in!
Here endeth the lesson.