View Poll Results: What is your religion?
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- 06-04-2011, 03:15 #7881
- 06-04-2011, 03:21 #7882
- 06-04-2011, 05:02 #7883
- 06-04-2011, 05:11 #7884
When did I become an atheist? I was born an atheist, as are all human beings; religious belief or ‘brainwashing’ is adopted because of indoctrination by those who have influence over you. I suppose it is the same as the indoctrination of those young innocents who, due to the propaganda of the Mullahs genuinely believe that they are doing their gods work by blowing themselves and others to bits; and just prior to pressing the button really believed they were going to their heaven and into the presence of their God. It is the same as for all other human beings who have been indoctrinated into some kind of god worship all over the world; eight billion people worshiping almost as many gods.
My mum died in childbirth in 1940, dad in the navy, brought up for some years by Grandmother. My Gran was religious but she never tried to impose her beliefs on me, ever.
It was only when I got to the RC school that I was subjected to the propaganda, which even at four years of age I did not accept, I needed proof, but never got anything that convinced me. Even in my young diminutive brain I could see the whole thing was a charade, it to me was a great big game designed to keep me under control, and for me to do the bidding of my teachers priests and the like.
At the start of every lesson, we had to stand up and say at least one prayer, I remained silent, but I would look around and I could see that I was not the only one. Most of the teachers had a habit of interrupting parts of the lesson with biblical stuff, still trying to brainwash the kids. My mates in the protestant schools had none of this forced on them and the truth be told, they were better educated than we were, achieved better results, and subsequently got better jobs, these results are verifiable.
When I left school at fifteen I was still fully convinced that it was a great scam perpetrated by people who had some devious motive for seducing me into their great fairy story. The odd thing was, even then; I knew that it was just a great scam brought about by the indoctrination that they themselves had and probably their forefathers had going back a very long time.
I wanted proof, I dearly wished that I had proof; it would have made my young life almost tolerable. There was no proof; there can never be any proof of a myth except in the minds of the young put there by fanatical propaganda. I am sure that the propagandist’s meant well, but that is now no consolation, too much damage has already been done and that will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future.
It was only when I got into the Army at sixteen that I began to see what a great sham the religious teachings of my youth were. So many events; both military and otherwise over the next twenty two years cemented my atheist beliefs firmly in my mind, my beliefs continued after that until today. I absolutely know that I was right all along, and to the extent that to me it is all a big joke and the people who still believe in a ‘god’ have to be pitied, no scorned, it is a mental; problem that should have been wiped out hundreds of years ago.
Only people who could produce scientifically proven irrefutable evidence in a God should be allowed to preach. Others should be punished or incarcerated for destroying other human minds.
‘People who preach Gods are somewhat like Hitler, but without the charismatic charm’
- 06-04-2011, 07:00 #7885
- 06-04-2011, 07:37 #7886
Of course hell is not actually under the Earths crust...that was just for simplicty....and hell is really not a fire...that is just a metaphor....the devil is not a spirit or spook....devils are metaphors too for bad shit. Gods are probably metaphors for good stuff like chocolate... life after death is actually the present. Science tends to point us away from metaphors and the supernatural...gulp. As a child I apparently discovered that religion is relentless nonsence...a discovery beyond the imagination of those great figures from history. But I guess they couldn't join up the dots for some reason...
Cogi...Help! The delusions are coming back!
- 06-04-2011, 07:55 #7887
- 06-04-2011, 07:59 #7888
- 06-04-2011, 08:06 #7889
- 06-04-2011, 08:08 #7890