We are too arrogant. We believe we know what is needed to be known, yet we wallow in our ignorance refusing to admit to ourselves that we are insignificant beings with a barely a fraction of all knowledge that there is to be learned or discovered.
I cannot know without being shown or taught. Until know, my brain has never spontaneously generated the answers I seek. I had to read it from a book or be taught. Like many, I have been taught many false teachings and read many lies. It took the comparison of vast amounts of information and deep reflection to realize these first teachings were the sloppy strokes of an ignorant painter.
I did not know there was a Japan until someone told me there was a country called Japan. I did not know that my country was America until I was told. And I still do not know where I am, who I am, or why I am. Why do I not know this extremely important fact. It is like awaking in the middle of a journey, with no recollection of how I got here or where I am going. There are prophets, laymen, and fools along the road all trying to give me the answer in different tongues, and with different beginnings and endings. Why should I believe the one who called to me first when the second, third, or even fourth may be just as correct. Perhaps none of them are correct, and just as a traveler must rely on his own sound judgment and instinct, I too must tread carefully and choose wisely to whom I will listen.
Finally, I do not know my place in the world, or what this environment is that surrounds me. Where am I know, where was I before, and where will I go?
Religion is candy for the adult. Religion assumes that the human cannot behave himself by his own will, and therefore must spread the fear of everlasting punishment to keep these animals in line. The Christian does not do good because it is inherent to him. No, he does good in order to gain a reward after death.
The true kind man gives without hope of reward. In fact he believes that he will get no reward yet, gains satisfaction in simply helping others for the sake of seeing their smile. He does not know what will happen after he dies and he worries little. He knows that he has the time in his hands now to do what he will and it is his own personal choice,, without the bribe of heaven or the fear of hell that he helps others. The Christian must be bribed.
The Christian rituals are absurd.
IF there is a supreme being of the universe,, why should they care if we do without a certain food, or abstain from a certain drink during a specific time of the year. We place entirely too much importance on ourselves,, and how arrogant we are to think that a Supreme being would care so much about us. How silly is the idea that if we successfully abstained from our favorite food that the ultimate being is going to look down on us and give us some sort of point and add it to our tally of good and evil deeds. This is ridiculous, yet it is what I have been taught my entire life.
WAKE UP,, AWAKEN,, throw out what you have learned and learn again with a clear conscious. AWAKE!
THE MENTALITY OF THE PEOPLE.
How would we know if Jesus came back or not? It would take him coming down on a cloud,, but even then the population would consider it a hoax. Jesus could go to the Vatican and the Vatican would probably have him killed or jailed since he would be a threat and an end to their power.
What would it take for the true Jesus to convince the people? He would have to make day turn into night, be killed and come out of his casket,,,, and even then , the people would doubt. How frustrated Jesus would become in our society! The best he could hope for it to be invited on a talk show and then abused by the host for our entertainment.