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Boundaries of Belief

Posted in Atheist, belief, faith, random, religion with tags , , , , on July 26, 2012 by chouck017894

Even if the projected time span is only a few thousand years since the event of Creation, as some religious factions insist, man has managed to invent an astonishing number of gods in that short period.  That collection of gods presents a huge dilemma for the religiously devout, for how are they to be certain that they have chosen the “one true faith” or the correct interpretation of god to believe in?  That dilemma has been a continuous golden opportunity for imaginative schemers, allowing the religious hucksters to maneuver back and forth between god and go-L-d.

The three major corporate styled faith systems of the western world stand as monuments raised to spiritual deceit.  Being male-founded and male dominated, the three domineering western faith systems bristle with masculine rigidity and combative schemes for forcibly taking possession of the “kingdom of heaven.”  These are faith systems that counsel believers to will themselves to believe in what amounts to nothing more than certain attack strategies for wheedling godly favors.  As a result a stubborn dysfunction is embedded in these man-conceived faith systems which, as a result, has “blessed” man with century after century of experiencing senseless animosity toward others, which happens to be convenient for the faith systems’ promoters, for it keeps spirit from attaining its higher potential.

Personifying the creative power of the Source as having humanlike characteristics (such as anger, jealousy, prejudices, etc.) is a favorite indulgence of man’s egocentered faith systems.  Such a means of trying to understand the workings of the observable universe and man’s limited place within it is an ineffective attempt at comprehension, for it is not particularly logical.

Manufactured religions (and similarly structured political factions) prosper mainly through the practice of dividing humankind into artificial categories that are defined by employing conveniently moveable boundaries such as race, ethnic grouping, lifestyles, sex, nationality, faith practices, etc.  Nothing in these temporary material appearances actually makes any perceivable differences for claiming that others are spiritually inferior or less than what was intended by the Omniscient creative force.  The wide variety of life’s expression do not stand as a legitimate cause to claim a license from god for attempting to impose some man-conceived faith system upon others.

All that any man-invented faith system has to offer to their pondering seekers is a con-man’s IOU that is to be paid back by god—not by the priests—to the faithful after some distant “judgment day.”  Believers are taught that they need only to practice man-invented rites and rituals in the here-and-now—and contribute to the faith system’s operational fund—and you are given a halo-edged IOU for a future slice of heaven.

In the methodology of corporate styled faith systems, reason and logic are expelled for the benefit of theologies.  Thus what these faith systems offer are not eternal verities.  Instead, they teach divisional practices that encourage indulgence in prejudice, bigotry, religious-inspired massacres and wars.  The unifying power that constantly sustains and maintains everything that we perceive as the universe is totally ignored for the faith system’s self-serving illusion of exclusivity.

Supplying each person’s “spirit” with inner harmony is much talked about in these regimented faith systems, but the means of inspiring true spiritual harmony with the diversity that is perceived as life is seldom practiced in these material-minded faith systems.  Keeping the “flock’s” attention on differences, sometimes absurdly small differences, rather than focus on  the wonder of the interrelatedness of all things is to use our personal connection to that creative power in a negative manner, which only generates needless turmoil and grief.

No material-focused faith system of man’s invention is ever going to embrace the soul-liberating truth of spiritual equality.  The reason for encouraging that cultivated remoteness is that any man-conceived faith system is intentionally geared to revolved upon each devotee’s ego, which the advocates of the faith system purposely misinterprets as one’s “spirit.”

When “faith” is made into a religious regime, it has degraded itself by using a false flag to pursue worldly advantages for the faith system itself.  Thus every organize religion, by deliberately thrusting itself between its sincere seekers and the omniscient creative power, makes itself incapable of instructing individuals on how to approach and be infused by that creative power.  Every faith system promotes itself as the object of attention: they do not instruct how every person may personally draw upon that higher creative power for spiritual advancement, and this only benefits the faith system’s desire for secular power.

As noted in the blog Faith, Facts and Frustration, April 2011, it is the living universe that inspires mankind’s faith systems as well as mankind’s sciences with wonderment and reverence.  Whatever man may deduce from his perception of Creation, the truth remains that there can be no definable center of infinity.  Planet Earth certainly is not at the center of infinity as once proclaimed as holy truth, and it is even more certain that no man-invented, self-serving faith system functions as infinity’s center as they like to imply.

All the potentiality and  instincts which each of us embody have been thousands and even millions of years in the making, and that genetic heritage, that resilience out of which we each have evolved resulted only from the interacting and cooperative energies that we call Creation.  Man’s self-serving faith systems refuse to acknowledge that a cooperative involvement is the fundamental pattern for establishing the real substance of anything.  The seemingly unrelated energy structures that we move among during this life experience are due to those cooperative energies, and man’s self-focused faith systems purposely refuse to acknowledge the creative truth that our spiritual potential will be achieved only through cooperation with each other.

Any organized faith system (religion) in the world today was founded upon desires to exercise power in pursuit of material greed.  Every one of the major faith systems which are continually feuding with each other today has a carefully hidden history of lies, bloodshed, corruption, dishonesty, cruelty, forgery, destruction of recorded knowledge, etc., while hypocritically pretending to be a shelter of truth, peace and enlightenment.  Isn’t it time for man to move out of those caves of deception into his higher potential?