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God was created by the human mind thousands of years ago by the superstitious who lacked evidence or answers from science. Man needed answers and effective control of barbarism at a time when they seemed lost, with no other solutions forthcoming, and so god was created. In the modern age, man still needs magical beliefs, to sooth his fears, and insistent ignorance. Also, men have always needed control over other men, religion with its guilt and fear, having proved to be one of the most powerful methods employed, so far.
“It will prove wise to hang on to your indifference my friend rather than retain a backward stance that keeps us stuck and afraid.”
Religious leaders are in such a place now, with all their wealth, status and power – over the afraid – with their ‘beliefs’ so deeply rooted in our societies, its hard to see a time when its poison will be eradicated. The human mind finds it so hard to see the truth because it hurts. It hurts to accept our fallibility; its hard to accept we’ve been hoodwinked for thousands of years, and so it’s seen as far better to go on with, than let it go.
If there is a need to believe in a God, far better, to see God as the universe as a whole. One mind that we’re all inexplicably linked to, with no wrong or right, all is just a process and game. Perhaps if religion had grown with the years it would still be relevant today.
The main cause for so much of the suffering in our world today is the lack of love and support, effective education (lessons in: cause and effect, empathy, relationships, love itself, how to gain emotional maturity etc,) for our young, and powerful role models children actually want to follow.
The answers, need not be complicated, needing thousands of words to explain. When we cease intellectualising (the human need for power over others) we make important information available to those who really need it: our children.