PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Seansapien
 
Comments: 35
Article views: 1076
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Seansapien's badges.
 

Religion is Out Dated in 2013

04 January 2013, 12:03

People, listen up…..

I just called you people because that is what you are. We are all bound by the same rules that govern people:

1)      Keep yourself from harm (Stay alive)

2)      Sustain your life with water & nutrients (Water & Food)

3)      Pro-create (Have babies)

It’s quite simple. However in our quest as a species to adhere to these rules we (in the absence of major physical weaponry such as claws, fast speed, great strength or long canines) have evolved a brain that bypasses our need for these thing by allowing us to develop ‘work-arounds’ such as clubs, spears, bows & arrows, fire making, clothing, cooking (even our guts are weak), ropes, knifes, swords, helmets, axes, the list goes on and on…..

However, these are all physical things, because the same brain that allows us to understand the world’s dangers and obstacles and allows us to examine and develop workarounds to solve our problems doesn’t have a conventional off switch. That is to say, it doesn’t just stop thinking about an unknown until it is convinced that it has the answer to explain it. It’s just our nature to do so.

So once we have solved our daily issues such as how to kill that bear or snare that rabbit and we sit around the camp fire, people start to wonder about things bit by bit. What is the sun? What is the Moon?

What are clouds, how does water fall from the sky? – It must be stored up there somehow. Perhaps by a Water Boss who sprays the rain down out of a huge bucket when the people are good, but not when they are bad! Maybe the boss sits on top of the clouds because rain only comes when there are clouds. Maybe he makes thunder when he is angry.

So now once the “wise” man of the village has told the people about this Water Boss it allows everyone to relax and they don’t need to think too much about this unknown – because it is not an unknown anymore. The brain has its answer, it is satisfied and its fears are resolved. It is now free to think about other things, and possibly invent other things like the Sun Boss or the River Boss or the Animal Boss that occasionally gives an animal enough cunning or strength to kill a hunter during a hunt because that hunter obviously had done something wrong and offended the Animal Boss.

It’s really not difficult to imagine how religion has developed from there. It’s so glaringly obvious.

But to get to the point of this article: The solutions to our thoughts and even the propagation of new thoughts are so stunted by religion that many of us don’t even bother to develop an understanding of things. Such as: How old is the world? Where did the fossils of Dinosaurs come from? Why do Chimps and Humans share something like +/- 98% of our DNA?  These things are things that religion has already got predefined solutions for or can be “interpreted” from the bible to gain a solution.

So in conclusion, please people, remember that the bible and other books were written by people who just wanted and understanding of the world (and maybe some control over others, but that’s another article). They didn’t have the technologies and sciences that we have to help them to understand the world from a logical point of view. We do have these things. I hope that more and more of us get with the times and try to cast off the shackles of religious dogma and get to know our very interesting world by looking at the real facts developed by real people who have done the work and made the effort to understand the worlds truly amazing and explainable reality.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
35 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
CatCrazy
You Bloody Animal Hating Bastard!

Two nights ago, my sweet, gentle, caring cat, Elli, got shot by a high powered rifle. She is 3 years old. This is a cat, who just wants to love and be loved. Read more...

5 comments 188 views
Submitted by
Craig Pedersen
What Eskom is costing my business

Every day that I cannot trade, costs ME directly R10k. Read more...

11 comments 471 views
Submitted by
Antony Seeff
WhatsApp VOIP

WhatsApp voice calling – game changer or fringe feature? Read more...

3 comments 293 views
Submitted by
Gert James
Shedding a tear over Loadshedding

Stop treating me and millions of other citizens like we are in inconvenience. We do NOT live in a third world country and the time has come for you to eradicate third world thinking. Read more...

26 comments 2177 views
Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky
Looking to Zuma to put a spring i...

According to the SABC, President Jacob Zuma says the government needs prayers for good leadership and peace. No: we just need good leadership. Many are praying, but it is just not working. Read more...

3 comments 229 views
Submitted by
Debby Timm
Eskom public relations

I know this is getting old, and is probably one of the biggest irritations in our lives, however I would like to make some observations. Read more...

12 comments 1904 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.