“Just think for one second, if ‘God’ or a ‘messenger of God’ had written that particular religious book/bible, how come the writings only occur within a very limited period in human history? Also, consider the fact, that a human writing on a piece of paper, or a few pieces of paper, is not the word of ‘God’. If they were really written by a universal God or entity, the books would not be limited to some pre-medievel costume drama but would encompass all universality, history, the future and science. Language is something created by man, not an all-seeing, all encompassing entity. God would presumably be universal and timeless as well as all-knowing, as is the universe, therefore these man-written books and scriptures, are just that, man-written linguistically created nonsense used to control men and women thousands of years ago. Why would ‘God’ write anything anyway? One must consider the fact that, even now, there are religious zealots and ordinary people still entrenched in a control belief system that is so far removed from reality that it borders on madness. There is no rational or scientific way that organised religions can have a modicum of truth or factual reality because of the very reason that these books are entombed in the time that they were written. These books should therefore simply be viewed as limited parables and historical fiction, as well as a lesson in how millions of people can be so easily controlled.”
Institute of Historical Research, Doctor Julius Sanreso
Is religion such a horrible method to help organize a society? Certainly religion has been used for evil purposes, but any organizational structure can be misused. Does Dr. Sanreso reach his breaking point at the idea of “an all encompassing entity”? True religious belief admits the need for a leap of faith. Perhaps some people are conned, pressured or enchanted into a religious belief set. So, take religion away and replace it with what?
I do not subscribe to and religious sect. I also believe that the progress in of science in explaining the universe may have recently reached the level of a five year old in a lifetime of learning. I am not excited by the idea that we have so much to learn.