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If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?

 
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If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
Not to mention its quite frequently used by its leaders to abuse children. Pretty sick reputations you religitards have earned over the years.

Wars...check

Genocide....check

Ritual abuse.... check
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Exactly, OP.

Religion attempts to control you, waste your time and energy, take your money, and brainwash you.

It's disgusting that so many people buy into it, and promote it, especially those that are supposed to be woke up like those here on glp.

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Religion is basically this:
- I am better than you, although I don't say it, I imply it condescendingly
- You will suffer a lot because of what you are. Be like me unless you want to suffer
- Blame anyone and anything but me for everything. Since I'm better, it must be something else
- God is there. Can't see, can't prove, no evidence, no nothing, but he is there
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
That's not it's sole purpose, although the elite utilizes it for that purpose.

It's purpose is also solace in situations of grief and suffering.

peace
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Look around. Something is terribly wrong with this world. If there is a perfect God out there, I would want to be under his control. Especially if he loves me and only desires for me to love him back.

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2 Timothy 2:24
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men


1 Timothy 6:3-5
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
Look around. Something is terribly wrong with this world. If there is a perfect God out there, I would want to be under his control. Especially if he loves me and only desires for me to love him back.
 Quoting: Issac


But which one is the right god?
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Religion isn't great. God is great.

Religion is filled with men and men are broken hence wars, genocide, ritual abuse.

All those things men did prior to Jesus arriving. All those things men will do until they instigate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ which begins with authentic repentance.

There is no need for religion. Just you, the word of God, and an open and repentant heart.

God does not seek to control you. If God wanted to control you he would not have given you freewill to reject him.

None of this will make any sense until you actually get on your knees and beg Jesus for mercy and forgiveness for being so arrogant, selfish and for all the hurt and harm you have caused since you were old enough to understand right from wrong.

If you do that and are earnest, the truth will reveal itself in your heart. Words will be meaningless. You will know.
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
Look around. Something is terribly wrong with this world. If there is a perfect God out there, I would want to be under his control. Especially if he loves me and only desires for me to love him back.
 Quoting: Issac


But which one is the right god?
 Quoting: MaybeTrollingUAgain


Well, I pray to the God of Jesus and he has answered some of my prayers. I believe he is the one. Let's just say some weird things have been happening over the years.
2 Timothy 2:24
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men


1 Timothy 6:3-5
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
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bait
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bait
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Nope, its a hook. No bait in there.
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
Not to mention its quite frequently used by its leaders to abuse children. Pretty sick reputations you religitards have earned over the years.

Wars...check

Genocide....check

Ritual abuse.... check
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Don't question bro, follow and love the invisible man and do what the invisible man says. Give the invisible man 10% of your income or the invisible man will see to it that you get tortured and burned. Never ever question the invisible man, just do as the invisible man says.
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
it's the most successful, longest running scam in History.
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She wants me
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If you choose to follow the Ten Commandments you live a very happy life.


Satan is the control freak he makes you addicted and useless.
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FWIW, God is not religious.
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God is an absolute, belongs to no religion goes to no church.
In all things be true, seek wisdom and understanding.
Those that put themselves above you with robes of authority and temples churches are to be avoided, they are not the way.
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Self control is stressed throughout the bible. It is a lack of self control that drive you to post the opposite of such.
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
Not to mention its quite frequently used by its leaders to abuse children. Pretty sick reputations you religitards have earned over the years.

Wars...check

Genocide....check

Ritual abuse.... check
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Those are your gods, embrace and celebrate them, atheitard.
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
Not to mention its quite frequently used by its leaders to abuse children. Pretty sick reputations you religitards have earned over the years.

Wars...check

Genocide....check

Ritual abuse.... check
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77513979

Don't question bro, follow and love the invisible man and do what the invisible man says. Give the invisible man 10% of your income or the invisible man will see to it that you get tortured and burned. Never ever question the invisible man, just do as the invisible man says.
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The invisible man has a name:
Statist Government.
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
You are only seeing perversions of Christianity if you think that is the case.

Being a Christian means you are set free from the law. You do good works because of the love Christ has poured out for you, not because there is a gun to your head and fear of hell.

I'm set free from my bondage to sin also. I don't have to do it anymore. My desires have changed to wanting to love other people, and I get joy from that.

It's how we were designed to be. Sin and death came into the world and has kept us in bondage ever since.

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I think Seneca said it best nearly 2000 years ago..

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. - Seneca (ca. 4 BC –AD 65)


All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher. - Lucretius (94 BC - 49 BC)

Difficulties strengthen the Mind as labor does the body...
~Seneca
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Christ isn't about encouraging a moral society or dealing with fears of death.

It really is all true. We were made to walk with God and not have evil desires.

He came down to his own creation, suffered and died for the very people who killed him. Time is short for all of us, run to Christ while there still an offer of eternal life, you don't have to be controlled by any organization, go to the Bible yourself. Read Romans or one of the gospels, it's all based on historical fact. It's reliable. It's the most reliable ancient text we have with thousands of manuscripts written within decades of the originals prior to 100AD. Christ rose from the dead and change the world to the point our time changed from Before Christ to AD.

It's actually all real, and blowing my mind on a daily basis. I studied psychology, I thought it was a way to encourage a moral society, then I actually studied it from a position that wasn't biased against it. It's all real. All the atheist and secular arguments against it fall apart.

Why should I believe the Bible?
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This is only 30 minutes long. We really have a lot of evidence at this point.



"The Bible is a reliable collection of historical documents written down by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. They report to us supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies, and claim that their writings are divine rather than human in origin."
-- Voddie Baucham

Then read how all the apostles were tortured and put to death. Thousands of early Christians wouldn't recant. They could have escaped all the torture but they saw Christ rise from the freaking dead and it changed the world.

It's real guys, it really is. I've never seen anything this serious before in my time on this planet.

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From what I understand, there's about 5,000 religions on earth.

That includes MANY varieties of Christianity, several interpretations of Islam, and numerous sects of Judaism.

Oh, which one should I believe?

lmao
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A smart mouse takes the cheese while evading the trap.
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
You are absolutely right religion is a form control op. But God being real, And Jesus being real, And the Holy Spirit being real is not religion. Once a person experiences that first hand religion is out the door. It's a matter of experience. Unfortunately when ever God is mentioned the first thing that pops in people heads is religion rather than a relationship which is a big difference.
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Re: If religion is so great. How come its sole purpose iscto control people?
Religion isn't great. God is great.

Religion is filled with men and men are broken hence wars, genocide, ritual abuse.

All those things men did prior to Jesus arriving. All those things men will do until they instigate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ which begins with authentic repentance.

There is no need for religion. Just you, the word of God, and an open and repentant heart.

God does not seek to control you. If God wanted to control you he would not have given you freewill to reject him.

None of this will make any sense until you actually get on your knees and beg Jesus for mercy and forgiveness for being so arrogant, selfish and for all the hurt and harm you have caused since you were old enough to understand right from wrong.

If you do that and are earnest, the truth will reveal itself in your heart. Words will be meaningless. You will know.
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Thank you for an excellent attempt to put the ineffable into words.

Only those who've got there will be able to understand the earth-shattering, life changing profundity, the awe and the wonder. The power. The love.

Until then, it's all meaningless religious nonsense to many people.
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it's the most successful, longest running scam in History.
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"Happy the eyes that see what you see, for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it."
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@ THE BIBLE...YOUTUBE - EXODUS CHAPTER 34 KJV SCOURBY.."HE IS A JEALOUS GOD AND HIS NAME IS "JEALOUS" (QANAH...KAN-NAH)...(STRONG'S HEBREW)...hiding
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Eastern religions do not demand exclusivity: you can be a Buddhist and a Taoist at the same time, or a Buddhist and a Christian, even (although most forms of Christianity would not reciprocate).

The goal of Buddhism is not to worship Buddha: it is to transform yourself into a Buddha. Meditation has a proven effect on the brain alpha waves, slowing heart rate, and so on.

Religions like Confucianism stress morality and transformation into a “gentleman.” Personal cultivation and dignity are the result, as well as a sense of continuity with the past.

Shinto stresses harmony with nature. Analytic Buddhism and temple geometry are both mathematical in nature.

I could go on and on. There are similar values in some aspects of Western religion as well.





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