One of my favorite bugbears. Religion. Why does it keep coming up?
Anyway, here briefly are my views.
God was invented by lesser people to excuse their own actions, to take the blame as it were for their own mistakes and weaknesses. When will people realize that there are no gods. No guiding spirits. Just us and our conscience and lack of faith in ourselves. For if there is any kind of divine hope and guidance it lies within us, not without.
We will only attain that divinity when we throw away the crutch of religion and accept that WE are god. We have no one to blame but ourselves..
The idea of a god was always an invention of those who wanted to control the people. Humankind needs to wake up and understand this. The time for gods is past. Consign god to rest with the fairies and Santa Claus.
I am sorry though if you are a religionist. I will let you get on with your fantasy. But god died as soon as we invented him…
©2010 Stan Rogers