Originally posted by divegeester
All organised corporate religion such as all the major arms of Christianity and it's peripheral sects, cults and offshoots are motivated by one or more of the 3 "M"s, Money, Membership, Me.
- Money is a big driver in corporate religion despite them all denying it. Everything from the grotesque TV evangelists to the apparently harmless handing round of ...[text shortened]... . Self glory, leadership, power, position, hierarchy.
What are your thoughts on this?
It seems to me, after examining all religions, the only way
that makes sense was the teaching of Jesus.
His teaching of the commandments and the beatitudes
all make sense. Thous shalt not kill, love your neighbour
as yourself. Do good to others. All of that is good common
sense and that is the way we should live. If we did then it
might be a better world.
Was Jesus a God or a son of a God? I don't know.
It is written that he performed many miracles.
But he also had no time for organized religion.
He was always in conflict with those who held
high office in the synagogues.
All the organized religions of today are nothing like
what he spoke of. Not one of them act as he did.
They preach one thing and do another. None of
them are worthy in my eyes to be a member of.
All of them are only interested in money and power.
None of them give a fig about anyone else. Hardly a
I believe that if you are of good character and do no wrong
and help others as you would like to be treated yourself then
if there is a God up there then he might remember you.