Decline on Religion

pohtiongho By pohtiongho, 15th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Do you still believe a God who is almighty will send you to hell if you don't believe him? Aren't you aware of the fact that your belief will benefit someone else? Are you willing to support people who work one day per week?

Decline on Religion

Many ignorant people are terrified or paralyzed with fear when they hear from hypocrites that unless they are converted to a certain religion, they will go to hell forever when they die. I personally don’t think a person must be put in hell forever, for whatever he has committed on this planet, for the short duration of 60 to 70 years. Moreover, for that period of 60 to 70 years a guy spends on this earth, just because he believes in the almighty god, and he goes to heaven forever. It is indeed a very childish idea. Is that justice? Religion doesn’t grip people today as it used to be because the new generations ask more and more questions. They are no longer God-fearing. Perhaps for the Orientals, or other Asians, God-fearing is still valid. An average person from Western countries will want to investigate and ask lots of questions. So the braggarts say: You cannot question God. He will send you to hell forever. Our God has his plan and no one should question him.
Do you need to be slaves to an unknown and unseen being who is always invisible, to offer you the eternal happiness? Our ancestors were once either looking for food or avoiding becoming the food of others. Why didn’t this almighty god help them?
Buddhism doesn’t promise poor people that they will go to heaven when they die, so that they would leave the rich in peace. Are the poor people made easier to control in this manner? Perhaps few of them are, but for how long? Was it effective 2000 years ago? Is it still effective today?
People created the idea of an almighty god because they lacked security. They needed this god to give them comfort in good times, and courage during bad times, e.g. when facing dangers or when things go wrong. Haven’t you seen people becoming more religious at times of crises? Because of fear and frustration, god cropped up out of nowhere. People claim this almighty god is masculine. Others say she is feminine. And the last group says god is neither a he or she! He is neuter! So far there is no real, concrete or irrefutable evidence for proof to indicate there is such an almighty god.
This almighty god idea originated from Egyptian legends, Zoroastrianism and Hindusim. Some almighty god was always smiting non-believers by spreading disease, pestilence and mayhem on them. (Check up history on the Canaanites, Sodom and Gomorrah)
Between 1969 and 2011, over 1000 churches in Great Britain were deconsecrated and sold or rented out. Another 500 were knocked down. The reason was the high costs of maintaining these buildings, as the religion declined steadily. These buildings were also converted into bars, restaurants, supermarkets, homes, libraries, Sikh Temples and Buddhist Temples.
The parishioners were unhappy about it. What can they do? Are they able to win back the god-fearing people? Some people believe it is sacrilegious to convert a church building into bars, apartments and homes.
Religious worship has been declining in Europe, North and South Americas, Canada etc. How do the church authorities look after those expensive estates?

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Almighty, Buddhism, God, Hidhuism, Hypocrites, Neuter, Parishioners, Zoroastrianism

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I have been writing short stories, poems and articles during the past 20 years.
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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Apr 2014 (#)

Religion should uplift our thinking and coexistence but we use it as a tool to divide ourselves - us and them. Once we are born in a religious faith it is not fair to convert to other beliefs. No one has seen God anyway and even our closest do not return to tell us they are in heaven or rotting in hell. Doing what is right ensures a safe passage and what it is we all know! siva

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
15th Apr 2014 (#)

Interesting and informative post!

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author avatar joyalariwo
15th Apr 2014 (#)

Nice piece on religion Pohtiongho, I think you've just nicked the surface here, religion or the worship God should bring about peace but we have man twisting up things as usual, to serve no other purpose but greed and power.

A popular Nigerian artiste called Majek Fashek said in one of his songs that "religion is politics" tis nothing but that.

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author avatar pohtiongho
16th Apr 2014 (#)

Thanks, Joya: the greedy and evil people need religions to remain on top; but the religions they practise are totally different from what the founders preached

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