By: Ian Simon
I grew up as a Christian until I was 16 years old when I started raising own questions to anything mainstream science can’t prove. Letting go of what I used to believe all started in our University library where I spent hours reading books every other day. Reading good books give so much pleasure to me. I thought that only myself can give answers for each question that came into my mind and the more I read to find answers the more questioning it drew on the existence of personal god. It was a process of self inquisition in finding the truth.
I realized that there is no difference going to church every Sunday because I believe in god between no god at all. No physical change happened but certain change that I notice is that I became mentally free as a human being and my fear of committing a sin is gone, sin that the bible defined it. If you live what the bible tells you, yourself is falling in line to the lake of fire just like everyone else because whatever you do and what is going on in your mind is already a violation to the eyes of your god. You can never separate “imperfection” from a person because that is common impulse as human being.
Famous Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei says “They know that it is human nature to take up causes whereby a man may oppress his neighbor, no matter how unjustly. … Hence they have had no trouble in finding men who would preach the damnability and heresy of the new doctrine from the very pulpit.”
All those years that went by until present, living a life without religion is absolutely acceptable. I have done good, I have achieved goals in life without wasting my time kneeling on my knees to seek help and intervention from the invisible who claims a supernatural power. I can do humanitarian works, helping others even by just treating with respect in whatever aspect of life, and I am doing well at it without god.
There’s no point believing on some imaginary deity just because my faith dictates me. I search my truth and I found it. I conquered my fears and I have learned to abandon guilt. I redefined the meaning of Immorality without a single annotation from the bible. Why is it someone has to depend his personal ethical value on a person that goes to church selling counsel and telling people that ”jesus needs ten percent of your money so let us collect now the tithes and offerings” then telling the masses how to live a life in accordance to the golden rule of some imaginary nonexistent persona?
The god character might be a fiction or really existed with other made-up stories with the supernatural claims, that misses the spot of being powerful. If god exist with that great power, that character will not suppose to allow his people to suffer from morbid diseases and death by natural disaster, there will be no African hungry children dying each day. They need real food and medicines which are the products of science to cure them not prayers. If god has a superpower then we don’t need science and research, we don’t need hospitals and medical intervention. Christian god is big delusion to believe in and it is the biggest blunder of all time.
By just building Hospitals it is already a huge insult to his greatness and instantly the character who supposed to be the most powerful in the universe became a joke. Gene Roddenberry the creator of Star Trek says “We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.”
The bible itself is huge bigotry, it is the opposite of what the priests are preaching every Sunday with human hypocrisy in it. Religious bigotry is when someone uses a thing that is a product of Science. It is a big joke when a priest or a church pastor is using mobile phones. Using technology to enslave yourself and worshiping the products of technology and Science are violations of the “golden rule”. The book of Isaiah 44:9-20 tells about someone making an idol and then worshiping it. Isn’t it an insult to ‘god’ living each day of your life with the same violation? Hypocrisy is when someone using the product of science and technology accomplished or invented by famous scientists whose belief is out from the aspect of religion.
The bible is a great piece of recorded few true events and a compilation of great stories. I disregard to believe what is written in it when there is no scientific proof or without scientific evidence.
The Vatican is hiding the true copies of the manuscript keeping it secret for centuries discreetly well guarded without a plan of putting it into public eye because the Vatican itself knows that fabricated god’s character is a huge deception to humanity and all made-up folktale in it, so they can rule and keep up their power. If that secret will come out, money will stop coming in.
Religion is very primitive social function used by those in power to oppress the common people. It was established by few secretly high ranked people to create FEAR among people and with that fear they can rule and by ruling they can control the free-will of the people and of course to make easy money out of it. Religion is a huge business using christian god’s name. It is one of the biggest corporations in the world.
“Religion is a self-serving institution. It has nothing to do with god. Like the ONE creator that rules all-that-is here and beyond, we are all YIN and YANG, good and evil and everything else in between. The key to inner peace is finding balance between these 2 opposing forces. The answer is balance. I am both good and evil in equal measures, but I have found balance and harmony. It is something you will never know if you believe in religion. Religion nurtures FEAR. And there is no peace where there is fear.” – She Dragon Marlene Aguilar
For many years, I have proven to myself that there is now such a huge difference in my life without religion. I have learned personal ethical values to treat people fair and square. I have anytime access to full FREEDOM of expression, I can think freely, I am not living my life with guilt of as long as I don’t harm anything what is natural to Mother Earth,.. I can masturbate any day and night without thinking that jesus christ is looking down at me from heaven.
“Religion easily has the best bullshit story of all time. Think about it. Religion has convinced people to believe that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.”
To free yourself, you need to read good books. The Truth is out there. Stop living your life with fears. Now I believe in human potential not in any personal gods.
(Fact: Religion kills more people than bullets in human history)