Self Identity And The Weakest Links

Self identity is a problem, for everyone. Theists just find a crutch in religion because none of us are born knowing what it is that we are or what we are capable of. Only when stressed and tested with experience do we learn these things. This is why childhood indoctrination with religion works. When we finally do get stressed we reach back to what we were taught.

Those that have broken free or never had the crutch have the honor of testing themselves daily to find who they are and what they are capable of. It makes us stronger than those who rely on the crutch. It makes us independent. It makes us capable. In society, the theist is the weak link.

That is not to say that strong people don’t believe, it is to say that religion allows the weak to survive and thrive. The weak link continues when it shouldn’t. I don’t mean they should not exist, only that society is only as strong as the weakest link, and while we allow links to be weak… well, there is the picture for you. With science and critical thinking, the weakness is tossed to the curb… repeatedly if needed. Religion coddles the weak and supports them as long as they can donate funds. Religion is vampiric, for it has no purpose other than sucking the wealth out of nations.

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  1. Religion, like ANYTHING under human control ifs fallible., because as i am sure you are all too painfully aware, ALL humans are and can be, fallible, imperfect in understanding what is real.

    Remember that without the ‘religion’ you obviously despise for whatever personal opinion you hold and have ‘proven’ unto your own satisfaction that there would never have been schools, scholars, universities, science.

    Human nature, survival only of the ‘fittest’, would have ensured we remained a disparate bunch of savages bashing the hell out of those we saw as ‘weaker’ than us in order to get what they had for ourselves.

    Religion posits that there is one source – a Higher authority and intelligence than our own that requires us to do more than we can without it.

    Human kind and it’s inbuilt weakness of thought ensures that the true message is lost on so very many today – and lest anyone believe falsely i hold no position of any one religious orthodoxy – i merely have an open mind and can see benefits in many ways of being/thinking.

    • Bob, Thanks for commenting

      ==Religion, like ANYTHING under human control ifs fallible., because as i am sure you are all too painfully aware, ALL humans are and can be, fallible, imperfect in understanding what is real.==
      So much for your god’s intervention, eh?

      You clearly have _NO_ idea about the history of education systems. Educate yourself please before making such claims.

      ==Human nature, survival only of the ‘fittest’,==
      You clearly have no idea how evolution works. Educate yourself rather than simply spout sound bites you’ve heard.

      ==Religion posits that there is one source – a Higher authority and intelligence than our own that requires us to do more than we can without it.==
      There is no proof for objective morality or supernatural authority. Such a position as you suggest is completely without credible evidence and as such is meaningless for any argument other than who is worshipping the right imaginary deity.

      ==Human kind and it’s inbuilt weakness of thought ensures that the true message is lost on so very many today – and lest anyone believe falsely i hold no position of any one religious orthodoxy – i merely have an open mind and can see benefits in many ways of being/thinking.==

      What you call weakness is a judgement based on ‘your’ version of what higher ideals are as opposed to you see around you. That is a subjective claim. You then make a claim of ‘true message’ which has no credible evidence. It is merely an assertion that you are right and I am wrong without any credible reason to do so. It does not matter that you do or do not hold to any single orthodoxy, your assertions and claims make your argument pointless and annoying.

  2. Great analysis, MAL!

  3. I’m going to make a generalization, but I think religion is actually the most destructive on the identities of those in the class where it is the most prevalent … in the middle.

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