The blog of a Dutch Atheist fed up with all the religious hatred

The blog of a Dutch Atheist fed up with all the religious hatred
The blog of a pissed off Dutch Atheist fed up with all the religious hatred, racism and the suffering it causes in the world

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Religion, the Oldest Weapon of Mass Destruction in Human History


Most likely the first human who invented the first god, was some smart tribal guy who saw that it was a very effective way to protect himself from bodily harm by the stronger ones if he made them and the less smart members of his tribe believe he had a very strong friend living across the mountains. A friend so strong that he could make the mountains rumble by stamping his feet on the ground. Others would not dare to attack him fearing the revenge of  such a powerful friend and even though no one ever saw this friend it was better to be safe than sorry.
It probably dit not take long for this smart guy to discover that his fellow tribesmen were easy lead to believe that this thunder ally would make them to nearly invincible in battle with rivaling tribes and could even conquer these tribes .. The smart guy was well aware that in reality  he was not safe at all so he turned to the strongest one around, usually the tribe leader and made him believe that he was favored by the mighty thunder-friend across the mountains.   
As history progressed the tribal leaders became the Kings of the later times where  the smart guys became the holy men, and priests..
Of course the strong friend story was revised when people could cross the mountain and were likely to find nothing there. as time passed the powerful friend moved to a place where no man could travel, places like in the sky, the deepest sea, or the top of unclimbable mountains.

Religion became the most powerful way of making people compliant and even the Roman Empire  saw that its culture of countless god families was not to work if they wanted to maintain power over Europe. In the 4rth century Emperor Constantine the great  started a change when he decided to go for a new approach that seemed to work in the eastern territories so he threw out the old God families with their immensely complex mythical stories and started simplifying things by adopting the one single god of the Jewish culture combined with folklore about a prophet who claimed to have ben the son of this Jewish god, this was a wise decision because in this way he would not cross the Jews, who he saw as a nuisance and wished he could get rid of ..
He appointed a group of smart guys, that you will find in any era, and gave them the task of  creating this system of a Father, a Son and a Mother who was chosen to bare this son of God , Jesus.
These smart guys of course were the Council of  Nicaea that was well aware, creating a whole religion from scratch would cost decades unless they joined together old Chronicles with scriptures mostly taken from the Jewish Talmud. and combined that with the new story of the prophet , Jesus son of god, in the one book that would be the guideline of  the new roman religion Christianity in al future.
This compromise was created in much shorter time, and there were bound to be errors in the bible because there wasn’t enough time to cross reference the books that were included. Taking the fact that no one could read anyway and the sermons would be given in Latin  these errors would not show for another millennium.  

"King and Cardinal"
To make a big leap forward, Christianity in the form of Roman Catholicity was spread across Europe and later the world in a bloody, merciless often genocidal way. Like in prehistorical times Rulers and Priests joined forces to keep their people compliant, and a perfect example is : As the cardinal said to the king, “if you keep them poor, I will keep them ignorant”.
Even today historians are still arguing about the historicity of this statement but it gives a good image of the religious system of  keeping people compliant and not turning against the ruling class.  At the same times shows how well indoctrinated compliant people could be manipulated to fighting their wars, all the the name of  God and King.   
To the Kings, Emperors yet to come  were given the forces of church and religion, a weapon of almost unlimited numbers of  subjects ready to fight their wars and  to expand their illusion of  power that in reality was in the hands of the smart guys behind religion.
Rulers would eventually die and could be replaced while religion kept expanding its power and influence.
Al throughout history religion has been used as the most powerful weapon of genocide and destruction know to man kind.

This went perfect until the time of enlightenment when in spite of the efforts of religion to keep them ignorant, the people started to think for themselves and discovering that they were being used and started rising up to the power of these Kings and  other rulers, but still in the way religion had taught them, now it became “for God and Country”
In the time of modernization, and especially the 20th century all the religions began to lose their grips on people when more and more people left the church because they became educated and aware that they have been manipulated. The time without god was born, at least in western Europe where the average of people currently identify them selves as atheist, no longer believing in a god presented by the church.  

Don’t think the religious weapon has lost it’s  power.. Islam has gained more power in the past 5 decades than in centuries before, they know how to use the two pillars of religion, poverty and ignorance to organize people in to a formidable strike weapon against its “enemies” and Christianity only has minimal loss in this.. 
Religious Weapon small caliber
Same thing happened in the USA.
Because the ruling class were no Kings or Emperors, religion has found other ways to ensure it's power by giving aid to the rich who can control politics just by their money.
But religion encountered a snag, for the first time it feels losses in the number of  followers it can control, because more and more people become educated and skeptical about this whole religious thing..
One of the pillars of religion, ignorance is rotting away. The past decades the  rich and powerful have been very active to enrich themselves and keeping the people poor. This is not enough,  to keep it’s power standing religion also needs that other leg to stand on. To regain this,  it is of absolute necessity to return people back to compliant ignorance and bring a stop to this threat of education.  Religion realizes all too good that to reverse it back to illiteracy will never more be possible, so the smart guys are now actively is doing what they do best, manipulating circumstances in to their favor, and therefore they need to control education in the advantage of their religion.

I think the only proof  I need to present, this all happening,  is to urge you and look at the rise of  creationist dogma in education by getting religious people in key functions of the educational system.
For the religious weapon to survive it needs an increasing number of blind ignorant followers, The religious weapon keeps totalitarian regimes in power, and together they keep majority of the people in the world poor and ignorant.
But now instead to of kings and emperors this power is given to the rich who can use their fortune to buy their way in to decision making politics while the “peasants” are going to church every Sunday and send their children to church dominated schools to make sure they receive their daily dose of brainwashing..

It is time for this weapon to be dismantled to stop this madness.  
Don't you agree?   

2 comments:

  1. Well, "Die Religion ... ist das Opium des Volkes" How about that?

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