How did it happen?

I live alone on 10 acres and I have lots of time to think and weigh out how the world got so crazy. I watch news and when I see people who are in the highest positions of power talking about "God" and how he influences their decisions my stomach churns and I go into a cold sweat. I don't know about you but to me its scary, real scary, Its to the point where I don't want to even go out of the property unless its a absolute necessity.  Why are people who seem to have some form of intelligence so gullible to this bullshit? I know that they are taught at an early age that your parents are always right and scientists have proved its hard wired in to our DNA for the child between 1 and 4 to totally believe everything a adult tells it. why when they get older can't they see the farce?

My belief is that religion is a invention. I've heard before that necessity is the mother of invention and I disagree with that premise. I think that laziness is the mother of invention, Ok I could say that better How about "ease of survival" is the mother of invention. think about everything that is invented is in some way associated with making a task or life easier. Im sure that when the wheel was invented it was a miracle to those people who probably had to carry heavy loads on their backs. Even the electric can-opener made it a little easier, the car, the elevator and so and so , think about. You may say well what about medicine? well isn't it easier survival when you not sick?

I can picture a cave with primitive humans in it thousands of years ago. communication was being evolved, the art of a sound being constant description of a object or act. The leader was probably the strongest male, who probably didn't have the capacity to make the best decisions, hence the demise of the Neanderthals. But a small guy with a tiny bit more evolved brain is watching as the others cower during a lightning storm and BINGO!,  the light goes.  "That is GOD" and he talks to "Me" and he says you are to hunt and gather while I am his priest and go between, so I do not have to hunt or gather. BOOM!! The biggest and oldest con-game in the book is born.

This earth sucks because its so obvious and it has BILLIONS FOOLED!

I sometimes feel like im in one of those zombie apocalypse movies and the religious nuts are the zombies

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Comment by Heather Spoonheim on November 1, 2013 at 12:56am

We are hard coded for thinking about what others think.  We view every situation in this way, so it is natural to wonder what the world is thinking about us - it is natural, even if it is wrong.

We didn't learn how to build fires by thinking about air flow, air mixing with fuel, etc; we learned how to build fires by learning what fire wanted.  It is much easier to pass on ritual than wisdom.  That was the secret to civilization - most people are too fucking stupid to decide on the correct course of action so, for the most part, we just lay down rules for people to blindly follow.

Comment by Ward Cressin on November 1, 2013 at 2:43am

re invention being from laziness: I read an idea - which does seem to fit (some of) the facts - that slavery effectively held back early technological development especially in ancient Greece. Those in power had it easy so very few made an effort to make any advancements, after all, they had slaves to do the hard work why bother to invent anything to make things easier.

But there is also the issue that humans like to have answers. For the masses who don't have the drive or imagination to try to find the real answers, well, there is religion. They learn to not think; to trust only in god not realizing they aren't trusting in god but in the people who speak for him.

As for the religious nuts being 'zombies': unfortunately not close enough to reality because people would get upset if these 'zombies' got killed. Instead we're trapped in a darker world infested with the mentally deficient and we aren't allowed to deal with them appropriately (they don't get to make laws, vote or hold positions of power while they are still infected).

Happy Halloween.

Comment by steven rodriguez on November 1, 2013 at 7:36am

I relate religious people to zombies because a zombie mimics life. He or she justs wants to eat and has no thinking process beyond that. The same with religious people. they don't weigh in on their decisions they follow the leader.  As far as news watching. I watch a show called the young Turks on YouTube. They are atheists and agnostics and not committed to a political party yet have a progressive leaning. I seek the truth and if its depressing so be it, I want to be informed and know if its crashing down or if there is any way I can help.I believe that is one of the major problems,  people sitting back and hoping that it will all just work out and it will never just work out some things you have to fight for

Comment by James Cox on November 1, 2013 at 6:47pm

My dear sir:

Sadly religion sells, fake religion also sells,  pretend religion sells, and the use of the 'religious' lexacon makes marketing sense. It has become like a hand shake, 'see I am just like you', buy me, vote for me, ignore what I do-only hear what I say! A 'tool' of mental slavery in the left/right hands.  

Comment by Former Member on November 1, 2013 at 11:32pm

@Davis Goodman.....Brian Gallagher is the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide....He received an annual base salary of $475,328 in 2010.......Source Wikipedia.

sounds like a real charitable outfit....not to speak of the united way scandal of 1992 and again in 2008 but they keep plugging away. 

Just help someone personally, and you don't have these things to deal with.

Comment by steven rodriguez on November 2, 2013 at 12:41am

LOl what the hell happened? my blog is turned into figuring which soup kitchen I go work at really people?? really that's what you got out of everything I said? Let me explain again. I watch news to see which way I should vote or sign petitions or if I should donate money to a campaign. The meat of my story is that its over whelming the ratio of people that believe in the tooth fairy, Easter bunny! god!, and will burn your house to the ground to prove it. .The inquisitions!, the Aztecs!, the witch hunts. I thought this was a atheist site. I was trying to express my opinion on how I believe religion was started  not try and find something to do with my idle hands, which by the way are not idle, I am in the process of homesteading and working on getting off the grid. so I am pretty busy, man im really disappointed I don't know if I want to be here 

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on November 2, 2013 at 1:01am

I'm sorry you feel that way, Steven.  I was just trying to express my beliefs on why we became religious.  It seems that people focused too much on your news sources and not enough on the news.  I hope you'll stick around - there are a lot more perspectives than the few that have been expressed here.

Comment by steven rodriguez on November 2, 2013 at 1:02am

another thing why would anybody on a atheist site tell me I shouldn't watch the news?? really?? are you serious??? we are supposed to be the thinkers. most atheist groups are called free thinker groups. again I will tell you I watch a youtube newscast that is funded through donations and has no political alligence to any party. I was trying to be polite and ignore bad and stupid advice. but that seemed to be the most relevant thing to everybody. I was trying to express how outnumbered we are and that its a scary world when you are the outcast because of your beliefs and I wondered if anybody felt the same way. I live 112 miles from a free thinker group so im using the internet to find like minded people but so far, swing and a  miss

Comment by Former Member on November 2, 2013 at 1:06am

@Steven....oh, sorry, I got off track with Davis Goodman mentioning the corrupt United Way. Maybe we wonder in different directions because I imagine most everyone in this thread has entertained your thoughts a million times over and agrees with you. I don't know how it happened. Some ancient sheep herders who didn't know where the sun went at night, wrote a bunch of shit down and it all ended up in a book that was a best seller. They called it the bible.

How it ever caught on is a mystery to us all.   

Comment by Former Member on November 2, 2013 at 1:14am

@ James Cox...what's the difference in fake religion and pretend religion? 


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