World Theory Proposal – Religion Information Distortion

This is not pure my thinking and I reach this conclusion with the help of Kaza-kun perspective. Basically, we were chatting about religion and I’m interested in Kaza-kun’s logic in explaining the existence of religion. To be honest, Kaza-kun strikes a strong arguments on how religions are brought to this world and kept me thinking that there is a possibility in his arguments. So, I will be borrowing your insights for this matter if you don’t mind, Kaza-kun.

Religion for all its matter has already been in human’s life for such a long time ago. Why? Because human has one strong trait, fear. It’s fear that drives human into believing many things. Fear gives you irrational thoughts and short decision on how to react to certain things. When humans fear darkness and they found light, they believe fire as their supreme being. When people fear of the cold of night and they found the sun, they will worship the sun. And lastly, when humans fear of death, they create God that will guarantee salvation and heaven if they do good deeds.

Religions can be used as a politic agenda to control humans behaviour since for all time history, fear is the efficient power to rule the world. Case and point, Christian church during the darkage has a strong influence even until how the universe work (Earth being the center of universe).

Religion is an evolution process. Basically the same story with different characters in it. Norse religion puts Odin and Valkyrie as an agent for humans to become a warrior in Valhalla. Whilst Greek Mythology has Zeus and other Gods to be worship to maintain prosperity in the land. Christian has their Jesus and Islam has their Allah. Basically, the message of religions are “Do good deeds and you shall be beneficial”.

Thinking of that, now why do you think that Norse and Greek is just a mythology while you believe your religion to be factual? Is it because the ridiculousness of the story of a warrior being chosen by God to fight for them? But each and every religion has their wacky tale in it right? Jesus could walk on water, Moses who can split the ocean with his rod, and Noah and the flood.

Now, I’m not saying that those stories are lies and there is no proof for me to say so. However, there is one possibility that could be considered which concludes to such stories. And that fellas would be the distortion of information.

We all know that at that time there is no handycam, phone, or all the gadget that can be used to record the actual event. People only rely on mouth-to-mouth information which can be misleading sometimes. So, maybe one of the followers of a certain prophets or humans do something extraordinary such as walking on the water while in fact maybe there are some rocks that is slightly available as a standing ground. The misleading information got spread around so big that the prophet himself can’t explain that that just a mere coincidence (Or he wants to be famous. Hey, who wouldn’t want to be considered as God, huh?)

 As a conclusion, we can’t take religion scripture seriously since the tale that is written there doesn’t provide us with hard evidence. We all just rely on others to spread the story which considering the human’s brain can mislead what he actually perceives. And let’s not forget the element of fear that opens the possibility to an irrational thinking…


10 responses to “World Theory Proposal – Religion Information Distortion

  1. Pingback: World Theory Proposal – Religion Information Distortion (via Randomness Thing) « Knowledge Junk·

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  3. The problem i think, lies in the lack of exposure to multiple religions. Coming from a country wth multiple races hence religions, i know of Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism and Confucianism (though this is not a religion if you’ve actually read it)

    Of the entire lot, the buddha said the most useful thing about religions -> “If you find my teachings useful, keep it. If not, throw it away.”

    I agree that religion is used to handle fear and to give unfounded hope, both are useful for survival. The brutality of logic and reality is too crushing for most, if not all people, thus religion serves as a cushion or crutch.

    However, religion interacts with the human base instincts of forming groups and tribes. Thus it creates another fault line to seperate people through “believers” and “non-believers”.

    Mixed further with the problem low self esteem present in many situations when you want to use religion as the crutch, it creates a link between self worth and religion. If strengthened, the link becomes overbearing (hence the “Only my choice is RIGHT!” types)

    Stacked onto this problem is the ego shield people have.
    Basically even if irrefutable arguments are pointed out and the entire debate “lost”, many people will not admit that they are wrong (in short “nyah nyah can’t hear you”)

    This is why its easy to control such people as long as you can put yourself into a position where your authority in the religion is accepted. History including modern history is rife with these examples.

    Personally i think Humanism is the way forward.

  4. Don’t forget Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox named Babe, or Pecos Bill! You know, I have a theory, religions just started out kind of as the comic books of their day. The same people who if born today would be hard core nerds and otakus are the people who played a part in the inventions and dissemination of the most whacked stories. You can really see that in Hinduism especially. All those gods with all those stories each more fantastic than the last, they should just make them into comic books today, they’d fly off the shelf. You can really see how they filled the same void in ancient people’s lives that comic books and sci fi appeals to today…. escapism. The people wanted something that wasn’t the same old boring thing they see day in and day out in their worthless, short little lives, and that’s what they came up with.

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