Originally posted by ua41
Inspired by disagreement with Fabian across the forums a while back.
What are you views on a religion definition?
It seems to me that religion has a very strong social context, meaning that it is a belief system adopted by a significant portion of people. However, does it have to hold a lot of the mainstream prerequisites? Mythology/deities, moral code, j ...[text shortened]... o bring up other parts of religion you see and what parts you deem unnecessary/essential
When the individual has low awareness and conducts a false evaluation of the mind, the result is the birth of a religion
Mind gives birth to the idea of “God”, but the mind is not created by a “God”. The fish comes from the water, but the water comes not from the fish. If you want to see the fish you see at first the water. And when you see the fish you forget the water. So when you see “God” you merely discard your mind -but without your mind there is no “God” and without “God” there is no mind
Each religion and each “God” are the result of the evolution of the fixed expression of the devastation of the Human before Death together with the fixed expression of the admiration of the Human before Life, mixed with low awareness regarding the Science, the Knowledge and the understanding of the Human nature
Created by human beings, each religion in order to expand has different but anyway human-inspired doctrines aiming to conquer the attention of the society of their era. Through the social process and due time all these man-made religions became as twisted and turned as their advocates and their delegates
However, seeking for transformation apart from your own mind is futile; seeking for a “saviour” apart from your own self is futile; the so called “transformation and enlightenment” is a projection of your mind
So, No religion
And, Nothing Holy! For holiness is merely a human invention. I refuse to affirm religious notions like holiness because through these notions one oversteps the evaluation of the mind and buries her/ his ignorance under countless layers of delusional thoughts. This happens because whenever you think, you pick your own abstract idea out of the vast emptiness. Then you try to express your idea with words, and these words are creating the form of your thoughts: you use your words according to the abilities of your mind, and these words are becoming notional figures -they have nothing special because they are just your own footprints, and they are as valuable as your footprints on the sand. What is the meaning of these “footprints”? How can they be “holy”?
It 's only us