An Inside Story 29
NOTHING has impeded the evolution of our mind more than religion has. There are many religious faiths and all are equally debilitating. For instance, when the Bible was written, the physical evolution of the human body was complete, except for a few tweaks here and there. This was all done unconsciously, by natural selection.
Our mind should have continued to evolve after physical evolution was complete, but so far it hasn’t. It is still at the same stage of evolution as it was at the time of Moses. Our mental attitude and reactions to our world still triggers the same fight or flight unconscious violence.
The problem we have with religion does not lie with going to church – the problem arises when we believe in what is preached. To believe what someone else thinks and believes, even if it is a large and authoritative religious institution, instead of looking within our own mind for answers stops us from self enquiry – hence, our mind stagnates.
Blind Religious Faith is a description that rings true. To have blind faith is to be handicapped. It stunts our mental growth. Religion is like a large mental block that has fallen across our way forward, pulling us up dead in our tracks. Not having the response-ability to work our way around the snag, we are stuck. We cannot move forward until we firstly become aware of the obstacle that is stopping us and then remove it.
We are like a flock of sheep, blindly following other dumb sheep as they rush headlong toward the cliff of ignorance. That is exactly what religious institutions want of course. Any follower that stops and thinks for them self would quickly see the hypocrisy of a religion that preaches compassion, love and understanding in one breath and wages bloody war and violence with the next.
The scriptures that we are asked to believe and worship took place centuries ago. The times of the Bible are dead and gone – they and the messages they hold, simply do not exist anymore – except in our antiquated belief system. We are worshipping a creed that is from the old, stale and dead past…
Dan’s Quote– “Religion is the idol of the mob …
_____________ it adores everything it does not understand.”- Frederick 11