is religion a spiritual immaturity.?

Blessed are the poor (donate heavily). Blessed are the meek (obey). Blessed are the humble (don’t question authority). Blessed are the hungry (make us rich while you starve). Blessed are the merciful (if you catch us doing something wrong, let it go). Blessed are the pure of heart (switch off your brain). Blessed are the timid, the cowardly, the fearful. Blessed are those who give us their power and become our slaves. Muahahaha!

That’s the kind of nonsense religion pushes on people. They train you to turn your back on courage, strength, and conscious living. This is stupidity, not divinity.

Religion will teach you to fear being different, to fear standing up for yourself, and to fear being an independent thinker. It will erode your self-trust by explaining why you’re unable to successfully manage life on your own terms: You are unworthy. You’re a sinner. You’re unclean. You belong to a lesser caste. You are not enlightened. Of course the solution is always the same — submit to the will of an external authority. Believe that you’re inadequate. Give away your power. Follow their rules and procedures. Live in fear for the rest of your life, and hope it will all turn out okay in the end.

When you practice faith instead of conscious living, you live under a cloak of fear. Eventually that cloak becomes so habitual you forget it’s even there. It’s very sad when you reach the point where you can’t even remember what it feels like to wield creative freedom over your own life, independent of what you’ve been conditioned to believe.

Faith is the coward’s substitute for courage. It’s also really good marketing if you’re the one who controls the faith. If you’re afraid or unwilling to assume total responsibility for your life, you’re a perfect match for religion.

Fear in one part of your life invariably spreads to all other parts — you can’t compartmentalize it. If you find yourself frustrated because you’re too afraid to follow your dreams, to talk to members of the opposite sex, to speak up for yourself, etc., then a good place to start is to rid your life of all religious nonsense. Don’t let fear get a foothold in your consciousness.

Stop trying to comfort yourself by swallowing religious rubbish. If you really need something to believe in, then believe in your own potential. Put your trust in your own intellect. Stop giving away your power.

Dump the safety-in-numbers silliness. Just because a lot of people believe stupid stuff doesn’t mean it isn’t stupid. It just means that stupidity is popular on this planet. When people are in a state of fear, they’ll swallow just about anything to comfort themselves, including the bastion of stupidity known as religion.

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  • anjana
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
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    Just one line of you stands tall and booms:

    Just because a lot of people believe stupid stuff doesn't mean it isn't stupid.

    Good that you made it in the way you liked!

    But the religions and their wholesome practices in the world cannot be simply be ignored and cannot be set aside under the influence of scientific knowledge since the 70% people of this planet is yet to get that knowledge to set aside the religions!

    The one and only way remains as alternate way is to change the religious people more modernized, intellect and reformist accepting life under modern living for peace and growth in the world limiting all their practices to universal acceptance by imposing some standards to set and follow!

  • 8 years ago

    for some yes for others no...it depends on what they believe and how they believe..also what they r reading ..n what they are taking in from that reading...

  • Fool
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    A lack of confidence in oneself

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    blah, blah, blah, blah, no. :)

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    definitely more mature than spending your entire life on the internet yelling "skydaddyskydaddyskydaddy!!!!!"

  • l
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Damn, Falmaata, that's really well said. Thank you for that, I agree.

  • M S
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    when you have guts lets talk to me

  • 8 years ago

    People can believe in what they want. If they aren't bothering you and shoving it down your throat what is the issue? Believe what you want and let others do the same.

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