PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
No.You're a handbag
 
Comments: 45
Article views: 690
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all No.You're a handbag's badges.
 

The Real Threat to Organised Religion

09 October 2012, 10:51

There have been several articles on here lately that hint, or openly accuse this or that of threatening organised religion.

The truth is, however, that if organised religion were truly the answer, nothing would be able to threaten it.

The real threat to organised religion is itself, and it's outdated notions.

The real threat is the lack of logic, and the fact that pushers of organised religion expect everyone to adhere to ideas and rules that were created thousands of years ago.

The real threat to organised religion is, ironically, that it does not evolve.

Another very real threat to religion are the people who still believe in it.

With a few exceptions, they are the most narrow minded, least tolerant, least educated and least progressive people out there. When one looks at them, and the ideas they scream at anyone within earshot, one is not filled with admiration. One is filled with pity, mild disgust or amusement. That's not great marketing.

When one looks at the leaders of those religions, with their flashy cars, scandals and bigotry, one isn't filled with trust or a feeling of comfort.

It's very hard, when given the choice between rational or scientific argument and religion, to choose the alternative: irrational, emotional, holier than thou preaching.

Organised religion is it's own worst enemy, and like many things that suffer that fate, it will continue to be so until it's followers dwindle down to the last few fanatics.

The thing is, in a modern world, the thinking person weighs any concept according to it's relevance, and the religion that most of you are pushing is no longer relevant.

I have no doubt that the comments on here will only prove what I am saying more, which brings me to the final threat to organised religion: the stupid sheep that seem to make up most of their 'flocks.'

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.

 

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
45 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Justin De Freitas
Response to Minister Motsoaledi w...

The remarks made by Minister Motsoaledi at themedia briefing with regards to rushed marriages amongst final year medical students unfortunately provide only a single reason for this phenomenon.  Read more...

0 comments 2280 views
Submitted by
Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
SA CEOs Worst Fat Cats

Thandisizwe MgudlwaThe rich are getting richer across the globe while the world's poor are getting poorer. Read more...

0 comments 987 views
Submitted by
Jill Timoney
Woman sitting in back of bakkie.....

Why the big deal? It was the woman's choice as to whether she wanted a lift in a pen on the back of a bakkie or not.  Read more...

0 comments 845 views
Submitted by
Adezwe Camngca
An honest view of the South Afric...

The South African Poultry Association has made allegations that the increased US poultry imports will undermine the gains made by the local industry. I find this to be manifestly unfounded on a number of grounds. Read more...

0 comments 933 views
Submitted by
Kyle Petzer
Making sense of white privilege

What is privilege, but more importantly what is the best way for a white person to come to terms with and even begin to understand and respect the often used term “white privilege”? Read more...

0 comments 1565 views
Submitted by
Michael Mondli Hlophe
Proteas cricket better off withou...

I love and respect AB De Villiers for his cricketing abilities and his service to South African cricket. I do however believe that he no longer wants to be fully part of the setup Read more...

0 comments 895 views
 

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 Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 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.