Here I walk on tender grounds, contesting the beliefs of so many devotees of religions and philosophies, yet nefarious deceptions must be addressed for the peace of mind of a species so wound up in desperate hopes and delusions.
Two thousand-odd years ago when our core religions were being created, each for very pointed reasons, they construed to write anecdotal rhetoric and record the lives of key people at the time. All of which was hardly based on history but rather based on imagination and deliberate opportunism. Like any work of fiction, unwanted attributes and incidents were suppressed and the useful were praised and expanded to give strength and vision to the work. The truth is somewhat another thing.
Even the apostles in the bible were accounts not written by those individuals as purported, but written over 150 years after their deaths and in Greek. Delusions resound in time immemorial and as history tells us the church later became the ruler, the ultimate manipulator and controller of the masses. Since then, nothing has changed in intent except that now most people are realising the damage and harm many religions have caused and are abandoning the church. In light of a crumbling infrastructure that is bleeding from rife pedophilia and corrupt and heinous wrongdoing, it is no wonder we question religion’s validity.
The church has for many people given hope, given purpose and strength when life gets tough, and I applaud that faith is a positive attribute of belief. Yet one has to admit that the premise of religion goes far deeper than that and is corrupt in its manipulation and purpose. Control.
A Blatant Truth
To see beyond the hills and vales of acceptance,
and to explore with tenuous hold, an ostensible truth,
further, to then to discard the veils of delusion that prevail
to crack open false paradigms of belief and ruse,
is truly an act of courage and one to be reviled.
Clarity falls upon a mind with an intense light
and clears away the cobwebs of dogma and sight,
burnished to a fine glimmer but still fools gold,
as we discover the lies told and the truths clothed
to avow our compliance to an extraneous ode.
Many philosophies and religions are based
on such deception, manipulated truths and tales
to enlist compliance and strict rules bound by fear
to keep order and with repentance, weak states
of mind and malleability.
Truth bears much about those who indulge it,
devotees unquestioning, open minds more objective,
and this world governed by domination and influence
portrayed as is necessary to win,
truth but a casualty of grandiose plans for ruling,
whether it be religion, politics or personal.