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"I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. You must climb towards the Truth. It cannot be 'stepped down' or organized for you." - author: Jiddu Krishnamurthi

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What is Religion and why was it created?

If you could just sit back in your chair or in a peaceful place and set your mind at ease to think I would not have had to tell you all these since you would have figured out the answer by yourself.

Anyway here I am thinking for you again and all you would do is to learn. But you are not a machine that can only be fed with data. You have a mind that can think.

"The Leaders" as we might define here are those people who had a highly developed intellectual knowledge and in some cases might be refer to as philosophers or even religious persons. For comprehension purposes, the following explanation has been made as literal as possible for everyone to understand keeping in mind that this is a brief one.

As we have all learned, though some of us still question it, religion is one of the great creations of man. Yet it has become its worst.

In times of early civilisation, when man still had its animal instinct, the world was what it seemed to be a chaotic one. People would be killed for any reason, incest and moral issues was not of any concerned since there was no laws that were defined to be followed. Nothing to control and to be controlled. Just another species in a world of nature. As time went by and that race what we now call man grew wiser and more intelligent, a small minority started to think for others. This minority that I shall call "The Leaders" for reference purposes, had to come up with certain rules built up from solid grounds to bring an order in this race of human beings. Each time someone would do something that seemed morally incorrect; laws would be introduced to discourage others in doing that same thing. That was not an easy thing indeed, to convince people to act in a completely different manner, towards the dawn of civilisation and religious beliefs. It became more difficult to make others follow the rules since there was nothing to encourage them to do so. Then "The Leaders" realised that since man is so perfectly "designed", there should be something even more perfect that created him, GOD or is it really NATURE? Whatever, the idea was here and considering the human psychology issue, by nature man always fears the unknown. This weakness if it may be called as such was about to be exploited in favour of man himself. "The Leaders" imagined a powerful being, namely GOD, and attributed to him powers that no one on earth could ever imagine. Since he is the unknown, if people were to take his sayings seriously enough, it was possible to make them follows simple laws and at the same time fear the consequences in case they did not. So what they did really was to imagine a superior being and attribute him all the rights and powers to control the human race. Well if you think about it seriously you’d see that all they did really was to create a government type of society. Since the human race is scattered all around the world, each group (by this I mean a group comes from a different part of the world instead of race since as you would recon man is a single race) had their own beliefs and therefore own government.

That was enough to maintain a stable society and built up what we now call manhood. If you think that this is too far fetched then you don’t have an open mind enough to think about simple relative conclusions. But some of you out there are so lost in life that you need to hang up to something, to some belief, to some culture anything but be left alone. Man has also another nature, we fear loneliness. By doing this we are taking religions too seriously and you are destroying the manhood instead of consolidating it. The initial purpose was to civilise you and now that you have reached this point you are dropping again towards chaos. If you consider yourself as so civilised then don’t you see that religion no longer has its place in our society? If you were wise enough you’d see it. What’s the purpose of having dozens of government in a country when only one is already at the top of us all?

Religions have long been a governing body and now in this modern society we no longer need it. You are supposed to be wise and intelligent enough to make decisions and live life like a Man not like someone belonging to a particular group, belief, or whatever...

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