Religion: A Terrorist Death Threat

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Spirit Space

Having written several pieces concerning the negative effects of religion...this is another one.

The Koran, The Bible, (always use capitals in the title, or you're less than correct when it comes to lasting respect). Islam, Judaism, Christianity. Done. 

The faithful can pick and choose what to believe within the various dogma that is still taught and put forth.

God is love, God is the perfect judge, God is my savior. He who I bow to so I can remain.

The seperating division found within differing text is just squabbling about how to 'please' God so a 'true' believer can obtain eternal existence.

Enough of that.

This article is about the basic ideas behind religions which embrace a God of threat. 

For example, atheists denying the existence of God are commiting a terrible 'sin' and if they remain 'unrepentant' they will meet death, one given to them by a wrathful God.

In real time religious reflection, this is a horrorfying space known as being 'damned.' It's a fear akin to torture, to then be murdered by God.

All human beings consider the reality of death when old enough to do so. It is a part of the natural human condition and it can and does disturb. 

Threat in relation to death should NEVER be used as part of spiritual concept.

So, how in the hell is love or compassion ever a part of the notion of this God of Threatening?

'Believe in me...and you will never die...' 

If I don't, then I'm dead.

Fear, suffering, pain, destruction and oblivion.

These are the things put forth by God, one who is still brought forth by persons who seek spiritual control through  terrorism. 

 

 

 

 


Submitted: February 05, 2021

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Celtic-Scribe63

What gets me about religion, is this, Why does God thirst so much for adoration? from we insignificant mortals? Why does God feel the need to be worshipped, and if God does not get its way, then off it goes and stamps its little booties and throws its toys out of its pram and threatens us with terrible retribution.

So what are we to God? Why are we here?
It seems we are basically here to stroke the ego of a self-obsessed Deity that like a petulant child, constantly needs reassurance and attention.

My reply to this god is, GROW UP!

Fri, February 5th, 2021 11:41pm

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Thanks for adding to my perspective of religion Celtic-Scribe63...your opinion is appreciated.

Wed, February 10th, 2021 1:02pm

tom mcmullen

Islam's top of the pops when it comes to terrorism LE, 95 per cent of terrorists are Muslims. Biden wants it taught in schools...

Sat, February 6th, 2021 3:26am

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Thanks for your comments tom!

Wed, February 10th, 2021 1:03pm

moa rider

People made up rules and introduced the word, 'faith' to keep the flock from straying. And there's usually money in it... Purgatory was invented as a cash-cow and the Ten Commandments were changed so the sale of statues of the saints and Mary could be sold. Oh and one of the commandments is about not telling lies.... usianguke

Sat, February 6th, 2021 8:26pm

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Hard to tell religion from politic...I agree. Thanks for your comment moa.

Wed, February 10th, 2021 1:05pm

JE Falcon aka JEF

Too sad only the negative is being seen and being used here. It is like a river that floods a valley, homes are lost, but fields will yield bumper crops for years. --- Being an independent advocate of both sides, let me say that no one is correct in their viewpoints. Why? Because good is found where you want to find it.

Sat, February 6th, 2021 11:08pm

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Religion through dogma tends to bring about separation. Thanks for your comment JE.

Wed, February 10th, 2021 1:10pm

hullabaloo22

Well said, LE. Atheists do not find it necessary to condemn those that choose to 'believe', but it sure does not work in the opposite way.

Sun, February 7th, 2021 5:56pm

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Absolutely hullabaloo22. Thanks for your comment.

Wed, February 10th, 2021 1:11pm

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