People think just because they do not believe in religion, they are living without it.
Atheism is a religion. Communism is a religion.Cannibalism is a religion. The spirit world, is a religion. Sylvia Browne talks about angels all the time as well as her spirit guides. Shamanism is a religion. Realism, Existentialism, Democracy, Capitalism ..... All religions.
People create their own worlds to live in, with their own gods, so to say one shed religion, is incorrect, because what you are in reality doing, is in itself a religion.
All is God. This is why satan can't win because even he, is a part of the ONE. You cannot shed religion, as a spiritual being, which all humans are. Dust to dust. Ashes to ashes.
Religion is your belief in what you are doing and integrating into yourself. Whatever people believe in, is a religion.
People knowing this, believe that this being the case, it makes no difference if they are bad or good. They use it as an excuse saying, no matter what I do, I will be forgiven because God is love. It is a lot more fun and easier to be bad. Try doing good and see how hard that is. You get eaten alive. Called all sorts of bad names. Nerds, bigots, squares.
Why listen to rules. Liberate yourself. Be free. Do what you want. Everything is ok.
But my friend, everything is not ok because if it was ok, most of us would not have reached puberty. There is evil in this world. The only thing that helps to promote good .......is religion. RELIGION is restriction. The God given right,to say NO!. So to choose which religion you want to believe in is very important because its not just one.lol
You teach your children the word NO! God teaches man the word NO!. If God can't teach man the word no then how can you teach your children? If you don't teach them not to cross the street full of traffic, they will die. If God can't teach man right from wrong, man will die. Simple.
From my world, I have seen people who experimented with the spirit world, albeit not as far as Shirley Maclean has. She is fascinating. Some met up with a bad end meeting up with bad spirits and being counseled by bad spirit guides. Religion teaches us therefore not to do this. Never look into the eyes of evil. It corrupts you and takes you away from knowing true love. True love is begot through innocence. This is why we treasure innocence and why innocence should not be trampled upon in schools etc.. by pressure groups.
It is because we do not know the beyond, we cannot understand everything. Knowledge is something we will never beget in our lifetime. No matter how much we learn, we will still die ignorant fools. To think otherwise is insanity. In fact Nietzche, was one of the smartest people alive and he went insane because of knowledge.
It is undeniable that there is good and bad, yin and yang and it has nothing to do with being a Buddhist or Muslim or Christian. It has nothing to do with race or color .
What we have in religion, are only guidelines, to help man understand what good is. Those promoting war through religion, are false prophets.Pretenders.
Religion is not meant to be fanatical over. It's not meant to become sick over.
If one believes like Lenin and Mao Tse Tung did, that religion is an opiate of the people, dangerous enslavement, then what was their excuse killing so many people?
Communism is anti human rights. It's a new religion. Islam is anti human rights.
What was Stalins' excuse and Hitlers excuse? What was Hirohito's excuse? What was Idi Amins' excuse for eating people?
We have young people,here in North America, who never heard of God, sitting on buses today and for no reason, get up and chop off the head of the person sitting next to them. Why?
Media/music/ movies/sex, today, can be seen as liberated religions.
Read the news and it's all negative, full of violence and hate and most of these people who do this, who disobey laws, are not religious people and neither are they good people. But they are free people.
Music, using swear words , blaspheming Mothers and women is heavy for the soul to bear. How are women to be respected if they are all seen as whores? Married women are equated to prostitutes because they say you still spread your legs. There is a difference between the reasons why a married woman spreads her legs and why a prostitute spreads her legs.lol Women feel they are liberated because they have become desensitized by men who say: Its nothing bitch. You live to give me a blow job. How is this a loving relationship?
These are all new religions and so far away from the true meaning of love.
So the answers do not lie in the spirit world, as much as they lie in man's ability to understand right from wrong, Good from bad and that freedom and liberalism do not mean going against the establishment.
It is because establishment exists, order exists, and man is allowed to survive.
You cannot give freedom to people who have no sense of good judgement or the ability to think, rationalize. You can't give people freedom if they have no self discipline or self control because they are wild cards running around doing things they shouldn't for fun or fanaticism or hate or because of all the suffering they endured , endangering themselves and others. Once someone is hurt, they go to jail.
Once you meet up with a bad spirit, you end up dead or insane.
The universe itself, does not live in chaos. If it did, we would not be following the same path around the sun enabling man to be born, survive and enjoy a blue and green world.
The Universe and Life is not about chaos but about rules. Touch fire, you burn. Take drugs , you die.
It's very simple but people don't seem to understand so they go and put blame on religion and this gives them the excuse they need to reject rules and regulations required for society to live safely and united.
Religion is not the opiate of the people.
Selfishness is. Egoism is. Playing God is. Power is. Money is. Kiasu mentality is.
Religion is about humbleness, graciousness, respect and love. Religious people never allow themselves to get angry or put themselves into an aggressive situation. Defensive... yes.
If people believed in the Ten Commandments, they would be utterly free, alive and full of love because they encompass everything.