Satire Antidote: What is the attraction to the God myth?
Allow me first to share my analogies and understandings so you may better consider my conundrum:
As a totally unfounded, unsubstantiated, unproven, improbable, mythological fantasy, I can’t imagine the attraction for a “fundamental” belief. But when you add that a belief comes with demands of supremest loyalty, bigotry, hate mongering, inventors of genocidal war and the religious curators of the most horrific examples of torture machines ever known.
Then you add that your life must be shredded and given to God, along with your wife and baptized children, in total subjugation, which includes your money which is promised to return 100 fold; This being worthy of praise from the best confidence men. The attempted result: World conquest and theocratic rule.
Then you are debased with being labeled a horrible sinner, totally undeserving of love from God or anyone else and that anything that makes life truly worth living is bad and evil and must be avoided because; it might take your mind off of God who is very jealous of this. And, if you don’t strictly obey “happily within your heart” you will be cast to the deepest depths of hell fire and damnation and endure the most horrific of all agony for the rest of eternity.
I must then plunge into the heart of “belief” and accept that one God is better than all the other gods. I must believe that knowledge and science is evil and for all things there is only one answer: GOD. I have to sort through endless ridiculous stories, denounce “lesser” gods, accept devils, minions, flying men and machines and floating gold cities in the sky and know which half-man half-animal creatures are real and which are fantasy. I must believe that the dead will walk one day and that I will find happiness in an afterlife (not here on earth) with this mythical God. This “Father” hanging/crucifying his own son a stratagem death; killing his son “for me” as the answer to life for me. Was this an act of love or one to pile more bone crushing guilt on me? I must condone this heinous act with drinking his blood and eating his body in thanks and praise. Truly, I will never be that hungry!
And after all of that, those (me), that do decide to take the plunge into what I consider to be the greatest example of mass phylogenetic delusional insanity ever known, these people are appalled by those (me) that will not come running into their flock to be assimilated and debased into a none thinking drown for religion, these peace loving innocent people (me) being the reason for war, hatred and murder, wishing them all a life in hell but professing love for you! This war justified (in their minds) by their belief in God.
I understand that the reason for all this is to find love, acceptance and a better life. REALLY?
Truly, I don’t think I am that co-dependent or emotionally needy. This behavior of self-imprisonment to create a virtual Stockholm’s syndrome completely baffles and mystifies me. Especially when you consider that the figures approximate 90% of the world’s population. My greatest question; is this truly voluntary or has this assimilation been a product of persistent torturous brutal deadly fear mongering and genocide for thousands of years?
I have people that come to my door like the walking dead to delude me into “joining” them, attempting my assimilation into their madness. I’m constantly bombarded with prayers to save me and convert me to their “enlightenment and understanding” and endure countless blessings from their God that truly unnerve and frighten me; this uninvited attack to entrap me in my own home? How is this justifiable by any standard of common decency and respect of one’s privacy and their principle beliefs? Yet we allow and endure this repugnant behavior, even condone it, every day.
You may call me paranoid but I believe I have good reason. The world is upside down with religious terrorist wars and murder and has been for thousands of years! Yet these people want to wish me a Merry Christmas and all I here is “Merry continuation of the most horrific example of man’s insanity ever known.”
If one person is delusional he is given help.
If 1000, they are labeled a cult.
If one billion, they are called a GREAT RELIGION!
So, as to my question: What truly is the attraction? Is Truth and Reality truly scarier than all of this?
My prayer: World peace and the abolishment of ignorance.
I would much rather see computers and the internet handed out all over the world instead of all the guns, bombs and machines of war.
Final analogy: If there be a God of peace love truth and reality…I truly see no evidence of it.
I will not suffer for an entity that demands world suffering. JMHO