I have found that there are many things that people do in the "name of GOD".

I do not understand why in Christianity one will say it is against God's will to take a life but yet they feel justified when they punish a man for it by killing him, or in doing it if someone "disagrees" with their version of God.

This is the same in muslim beliefs, the same commandments exist yet they feel it is ok (and in some countries even praised ) for a man to kill himself ( also a no-no in most religions ) and others in the name of a God.

I understand the dynamics (or at least I THINK I do) of the mindset of the radical religious types.

What I do not understand is why we still find the need to rationalize creation and a version of God in different and seemingly immature ways, ways that seem to set us back instead of moving forward.

I am not against religion and I see very many great aspects of it. The ability to structure one's self, and help them live with good morals . A set plan for those who have a hard time doing this themselves. A way to help understand things that the ego tries to hide from us.

The issue I have is an obsessional belief system that tends to make your original beliefs invalid! I appreciate your comments and your light in advance!

love n light,

asked 19 Apr '11, 15:40

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TReb Bor yit-NE

edited 19 Jan '12, 06:06

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Im with you on this. Religion seems such a cruel master.When a persons doctrinal beliefs lead him/her to an act outside of love then the true essence of Source/God is departed from.The age old adage"do unto others as you would have them do unto you" if lived by would prompt one to remain true to any real religion.By that i mean a system based on the good,joy and betterment of all.

(20 Apr '11, 10:18) Monty Riviera

Monty, why don't put this as an answer?

(20 Apr '11, 12:50) Fairy Princess

Not sure FP just felt like answering Rob in the comments part.To me the comment columns a bit more personal, sort of like me talking to Rob on a one to one. But im glad youve joined in too.

(20 Apr '11, 13:38) Monty Riviera

ty 4 the intamacy of the lil comments :-) i realy love u huys,, this is the best and most legit group i have ever been in,,, ursixx was teh one who showd me this aftyer we had a session!!!

(20 Apr '11, 13:48) TReb Bor yit-NE
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I think the plain and simple answer here Rob is that most make their decisions based on fear that has been past down through conditioning. ( and I would also note, that those enforcing the conditioning are also doing so out of fear.)

By original beliefs, I'm assuming that you mean what is in alignment with our authentic self. This journey seems to be about removing the conditioning so we can once again discover what our essence is and live our life from that perspective :)


answered 19 Apr '11, 22:38

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edited 19 Apr '11, 23:53

yes i do bekliev that we are handed down fears and beleifs that are not in line with our higher self, thank you, i was wondering when someone would be brave enogh to dive in lol just kiddin, thank you and you do bring up a great point! love n light!

(19 Apr '11, 22:54) TReb Bor yit-NE

You're very welcome Rob :)

(19 Apr '11, 23:54) Michaela

Yes I see that, like the two Inquisitions, The Crusades, and the Salem Witch Trials. In the movie Jesus at the beginning, he has this dream of all the evil that people do in his name, then he is tempted by the devil later showing him all that will be done in his name and why does he care for these people when they will be like this anyway. I believe it is fear.

(20 Apr '11, 03:49) Wade Casaldi
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Fear of going to hell, fear of being rejected by family or peers, fear of being wrong causes people to do things that they wouldn't ordinarily do. Pride would go with the fear of being wrong. If someone is unsure of their beliefs, they are inclined to find others who share their beliefs. If they don't find, they convert so as not to be alone in their beliefs. Or the pride that they are The One that God chose to reveal the truth to and they must convert others. Some people are driven to control others. Some are followers.Some are greedy. There are very many different reasons why people would go against who they are to practice religion. People need people. They group together and look for other people like them. When people organize, they corrupt. Even things that start out with good intentions, become corrupted by greed, hate, fear, pride, etc...


answered 20 Apr '11, 12:58

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Fairy Princess

great look at it!!! thank you!

(20 Apr '11, 13:00) TReb Bor yit-NE
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