What is "God"?
Posted in the Archaeology Forum
Since: May 12
#1 May 25, 2012
The obvious dilemma one is confronted with when asked to answer the question of what is god is how do you define something you dont have proof exists? How do you explain a supposedly supernatural and certainly unseen entity some claim is real based solely on belief? Indeed, no one can or does explain what god is, and religion seems to be thriving on that serious gap in our knowledge.
The belief that there is god is rooted into what may or may not say in the Bible since most church-goers did not actually read it. If they did, they were most likely wearing the reality distorting glasses of the religious dogma many of them were indoctrinated with as little children?
Your religious leader is making a nice living off your belief and some of them are multimillionaires. So on what bases do you trust them with what they tell you about god, a human-like deity you have actually never seen and whose image is a product of the confabulations produced by the cleric? As a famous wisdom filled advice offered to the mankind by Buddha goes,
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Indeed, no one should live their life according to what others claim to be the absolute truth, especially when they stand to profit from your honest yet blind acceptance of their claims as fact. We should always seek knowledge and the correct understanding of it on our own.
Could it be that this imaginary god is a fictional character created by certain authorities that took custody of planet Earth at one time? As suggested by numerous independent researchers today, these authorities seem to have come here from other places in the universe, and they wanted to keep man ignorant of his spiritual nature and true destiny in order to be able to use him as slave. That explains why the Bible condones slavery and demands obedience to the authoritarian "gods" from the Book of Genesis all the way to the forged letters at the end of the so-called New Testament. And yet, could it be that everything there is comes from a source of energy and information, something that has nothing to do though with religion?
People are free to believe anything their intellectual abilities entice them to believe in. When ones irrational belief is imposed on society as the moral standard everybody should abide by, though, it is society's duty to put that belief to the test of logic and common sense. We should respect and protect peoples right to believe, but we should never protect or respect belief itself.
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