Ferries & The Bondage of Beliefs

Religion grows by enslaving people in the belief that they are "free" by submitting to the authority of a Church that has been sent to humanity by an omnipotent God. Since there is no evidence to prove such a "belief," however, it can never be disproven either.


Ask someone to "prove" such a God exists, and they may respond by telling you to prove he does not. Of course, this is like starting with the assumption that anyone who "believes" this is completely insane, and when they claim this is not true, you tell them to "prove you are not completely insane."


Of course, they can't, at least not to anyone's satisfaction but their own. That's the problem with starting with a belief, you cannot disprove it, no matter the evidence. If every priest in the Catholic church was an admitted Nazi pedophile who murdered old women and drank their blood, this would not deter a single "true believing" Catholic who was convinced that such ubiquitous evil was simply proof that God was more real than ever.


But beyond this bondage of needing to believe a particular story of God in order to feel right, just, good, moral, holy, special, enlightened, affirmed, pure, righteous, and all the rest, is the inability to appreciate anything in the universe WITHOUT THE STORY!


In other words, people who believe in God the most, clearly suffer from an almost crippling form of existential meaningless, for which only the placebo of God can cure. Without this story of God, in other words, they would all be quite insane with the thought that the world had no meaning at all.


Such a thought is pure hell and torment for those who NEED god to exist, in order to feel RIGHT about telling everyone how to live their lives, and what constitute "moral behavior," and so on.


For them, as someone once said, it is not enough that a garden may be beautiful in its own right, they need to believe in the existence of magical ferries, who clearly made the garden just for them, a garden which is just a foreshadow of a much greater everlasting garden awaiting them in the hereafter, in order to appreciate the garden.


Without such "beliefs," the garden is quite ugly to them. Indeed, without such beliefs, the most beautiful garden of all would appear to them as having no more meaning, and hardly any more beauty, than a garbage dump filled with corpses, rats and lice.


That's not something to brag about. But to them, apparently, it really is. In the legendary words of their free market messiah, Donald Drumpf - "sad."

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