Religion Is an Affliction
Editors Note: For simplicity reasons, the term religion is used here to refer only to the dominant, especially Western, dogmatic, organized religions, and doesn’t imply the esoteric religious traditions that do have a positive impact on the world. Religion is like slow poison, and just as poison is killing your body, in the same way, religion is killing your soul.
There is only one difference: religion is masquerading as medicine, and while you think that it’s there for your benefit, it is secretly killing you. And before you become aware of it, religion has turned you into a lifeless being. I am sure a whole lot of my friends who are religious fanatics are going to hate me after reading this post. I will forgive you, I understand why you have to hate me.
Truth is too slow to come, very ugly and unfriendly; it makes you look stupid, it tells you how blind your bright eyes are. It tells you how foolish your wisdom is; how deep you have wallowed in ignorance and superstitions; it distorts your gut, it thwarts your beliefs, it strikes and slams you right in the face and cause you to hide in shame, and if you are too weak and too afraid you will shut the door of your mind behind the ugly disrespectful stranger.
I believe in God, I am a Christian, but the truth is; Christianity, Islam, and other religions are the first and the most aversive and vicious enemy of mankind. This is not because all these religions became bad from the very beginning but because man in his greed and selfish nature buried the true essence and content of it and planted mischief and deceit in its wake. Before now religion was seen and practiced as the sole sacred pillar and protector of the downtrodden, the less privileged, the broken, the sick, the poor, it was a place of peace and comfort and unmerited love. Now, we have just enough religion to make us hate and ironically, in search of God through religion we found the devil.
Religion has become a gigantic wall of hate separating man from God, it has become a barrier barricading man from fulfilling the true purpose of creation, and the worst of all, it has mentally and emotionally enslaved us and we are pitifully afraid of freedom. What exactly has religion helped us to achieve? It has distant us from God. It has brewed hate, antipathy, rancor, and discrimination amongst us. It has caused us war and hardship. It has become a holy means of fraud and deceit. It has instilled fear and preposterous immorality where none existed before. It has made us lazy; we want God to do everything for us; you want to get rich and on a Monday morning you are in churches shouting hallelujah to a preacher’s sermon of how God will send a miracle money to your bank account, and when he has finished intoxicating you with prophetic fallacies and prosperity baloney, you faithfully and sheepishly donate your last coin to him, He can’t wait for God; he collects from you and then asks you to wait for God to send angel Gabriel to deposit millions into your own bank account.
Those who get rich don’t wait for no money to descend from heaven into their bank account. They don’t wait for prosperity to locate them. They don’t go to churches or mosques or mountains to pray for money. They don’t sow seeds to their pastors or imams, they sow seeds of ideas, they work, and when they give to any preacher they expect nothing in return. If your imams, pastors, prophets, and priests depend on their congregation to fly jets and drive flashy cars, why should they tell you to depend on God for yours? When you decree that no weapon fashioned or formed against you from witches and wizards shall prosper, please ask yourself about the one you are fashioning and forming against yourself.
Please hear me out: I am not saying that praying to your God is bad; what am saying is that religion is the most deadly affliction that mankind brought upon itself and until we learn and accept the true monstrous nature of it and completely reject it, strife and despair will not cease to increase and we will never worship God the way He wants us to. I am aware that life is made up of choices, and to make the right choices isn’t always that easy, but you have got to stop letting others choose for you. Stop being afraid to create and walk on your own path.
Don't believe what will make you lose yourself. ‘If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.’ ~Albert Einstein Author: Kel Armstrong