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Now, I'm not going to flog you with religious text, that would be ignorant.
I'll hear you out, perhaps it is a flawed system, and the issue you you presented, "may squish any other beliefs that may be present prior to accepting religion or disables you from beliefs that may actually relate to your surroundings and it can cause you to believe that there is a "plan" for human kind." is extremely common. However, not all religious organizations are like this, while it may be diamond in the rough, the religious organizations which appeal to the overall well-being of a body are good. The issue with religious texts of God are that they can be heavily interpreted. Most of the times, these interpretations are used to sway the ideology of those who listen. However, it is possible for a group or people, who have a faith, regardless of religion to be truly good, and want the best for a person. Regardless of whether they believe in the same thing or not.
Organized religion on itself is not inherently bad, it's the people who are behind the curtain that make it bad. There can exist a pure desire for holiness, but it can only be achieved through loving one another, which is also in the majority or religious texts.
Thank you, I am not finished
My biggest problem with religion is the amount of influence the organizations have or the people the take up the mantle of leadership under religious pretense. If religion were say, some kind of philosophy where priests and such were teachers and were not ranked. Organized religion simply holds too much sway on the general population. I detest the fact that the Roman Catholic Church has a pope or cardinals that stand above other priests in terms on authority. Perhaps other religions don't have such a structure and if they don't please enlighten me to the differences in the more major faiths (I grew up roman catholic, now agnostic). There is no issue with different interpretations of texts, different people different ideas and all that. In fact that is the way it should be, with nobody as an 'authority' on 'God'.
Thanks you, I am finished.
things like this help people recognize their place of ignorance, and it helps us understand and others as we want to be treated.
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