Religion is Undeniably Grand Escapism
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While in this debate I am not discounting the personal beliefs of others, as everyone is entitled to their beliefs, I am simply saying I believe them to be wrong. Not only this, but illogical.
I was raised in a Catholic household, and raised Catholic. Both of my parents attended a Catholic school. This being said as to make it a point that I was not raised to believe in Atheism. I discovered based on my own logical thinking that religion is simply a grand distraction that humanity uses to escape the horrors of reality.
Taking a step back, you will see that at their core, all religions essentially stand for the same thing. Of course there are select religions that yield considerable extremities to this rule, however most do not. Religion as a whole promts the idea of an afterlife.
I believe this to be false. There is of course no afterlife. When people die....they die. Nor has there ever been any scientific evidence that says otherwise.
Humans, naturally, are fearful of death. Religion compensates for much of that fear. Religion gives peace of mind to the believer that when he or she dies, they are going to 'a better place'. And therefor much of the fear and pain of death is diminished. That is great, as who am I to say people should be fearful of death? I am all for less fear, and more happiness.
My only concern, is that the happiness instilled by religion is that brought on by false pretenses.
People are not less fearful of death because they go to a happier place, they are less fearful because they falsely think they will.
That, if nothing else, is living (or I suppose dying) a lie.
"Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible god, and destroys a visible nature. Unaware that the nature he is destroying is the god he is worshiping," -Hubert Reeves
..and no one says it better than Robert Green Ingersoll:
"Fear paints pictures of ghosts and hangs them in the gallery of ignorance."
^^Religious thinking is an excuse for these kinds of actions.
Religion is a cowards response to fear, and a fools excuse for ignorance.
So know I see that you are calling me a coward and a fool. But let me ask you this; would you go to a foreign country or any hostile part of the world to preach your beliefs? Are religious people really cowards? Or is it the ones who seek to destroy the beliefs of others with flawed reasoning and the only incentive of offense to prove a point?
Now I ask, who is the real coward?
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 10 months ago
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