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Religion - Refuge of the Weak and Powerless?

There are many reasons why the god mythos prevails, not least of which is indoctrination, but a very important factor is that we all have people we've lost, many of whom have left us with things unspoken, loose ends we wish we could tie up. Or worse, our life-partner or child is lost to us before it was right for them to go,

we feel injustice!

But to make sense of the hard life we endure whilst others around us prosper and, to maintain the fragile balance we call society, we must each CHOOSE to see the social structure or random disasters that happen to us as somehow fair and just; that

  • the rich man will get his poverty in the end
  • the invalid will somehow be granted a sportsman's strength.
  • those whom have broken the social conventions (murderer/rapists etc.) will be properly punished for the hurt they've caused.

That someone somewhere is keeping score of

all the times the world was mean to me!!!

All of us who were brought up in the clutches of religion but now call ourselves atheist, once struggled with the fact that to give up the god-fairy story, one must also give up the hope of seeing loved ones and friends again.

But then enlightenment strikes
and you realise that you are not giving anything up, the chance to see those missed was never there, it was merely a state of mind, a sociological construct; a way to help humans continue through their grief, 'They've gone to a better place', 'Grandad's with god now', 'Little jenny is playing with the angels' etc. etc. All merely ways in which well intentioned people put a plaster on the grief of a mourner. And in a weakened state, which mourner would not grasp that straw and take solace in the thought that the lost will be seen again?

In that moment when one first faces the terrifying proposition of

letting go of the ancestral security blanket
, one becomes a born again atheist, for we are all born unpolluted by socioreligious doctrine, one becomes aware that whatever else maybe true, one is alone in the universe, self reliant and mindful that
ALL actions taken from that point are down to you.
You are solely responsible, there is no forgiveness by an overseer, no sanctified reason behind your choice, no tenet to guide your options.

Whether you are GOOD or EVIL is in your hands.

For those who have broken the socioreligious brainwashing there is man made conscience
and only one philosophy

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, accept it and live up to it.


Have you the balls to stand against the tide of unfounded wishes?
Or, will you take refuge in the houses of the weak and powerless?

This is one of the Too many questions


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