Berny

Berny

Posted on 11/14/2009


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it's all about gods

it's all about gods 

In any age and any civilization mankind tried to fill the lack of knowledge, the lack of understanding the universe, the why and wherefore, with spirituality, with gods. with very different gods. That's why religions exist, simply to explain our black box of knowledge, our imperfect ability to understand and to satisfy the curiosity of men. There were gods for thunder and lightning, gods for the storm, there were gods who came on earth and sacrified themselves......and don't forget the most powerful religion today, which is called "captalism",......but science made us know about thunder and lightning, it's all about physics, Darwin made us know about evolution, and some day - maybe - we will know much more about the why and wherefore through the exponential development of scientific progress. My personal problem with religions was always, that it is a pure coincidence to be born in a catholic family and not in another religion. So why should exactly and solely this special religion tell (or "know") the absolute truth? The problem arises, when a religion "knows" the absolute truth, which cannot be true. So I respect all these religions, all these legends, all these cults, all these rites, but I'm convinced, it has not much to do with truth or reality. It's not all about gods (as religions decribe them), I'm convinced, it's rather all about physics and chemistry.

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6 comments - The latest ones
Dörfler
Dörfler
ein saubere + klares Foto

Grüße
8 years ago.
santi
santi
Fenomenal, y precioso colorido
8 years ago.
Dragos
Dragos
beautiful
8 years ago.
Bruno B
Bruno B
Fondées ou pas, les religions ont toujours constitué le ciment des civilisations qui se sont succédées jusqu'à ce jour. C'est sans doute pour des raisons politiques que les grands empires de l'antiquité ont assimilé les dieux des nations qu'ils parvenaient à dominer. C'est le cas de Rome, notamment, avant l'apparition du christianisme...Ce sont les religions monothéistes qui ont introduit un élément de discorde entre les peuples. En effet, le caractère exclusif d'une religion monothéiste conduit ses adeptes à rejeter les croyances de tous ceux qui ne partagent pas leur foi. Ce fut le cas des Israélites si l'on en croit ce qui est écrit dans la Bible, des Chrétiens depuis l'époque de Constantin et, plus près de nous, des Musulmans. La laïcité est une bonne réponse aux menaces que les monothéismes font peser sur les sociétés modernes, encore faut-il que ses vertus soient régulièrement et fermement défendues par leurs dirigeants!!! amts
8 years ago. Edited 8 years ago.
Berny has replied to Bruno B
Many thanks for your extensive comment, I hope I could understand the main content (I speak not one word french unfortunately and the translation tool is terrible).........I agree, that laicism is very important, but I think we have no real laicism in our western countries, especially not in the US,.....as I'm profoundly convinced, that we don't live in a real democracy.....what rules today is a totally aggressive capitalism, without any control. No that's not true, a few wealthy banks, companies and corrupt politicians are controling this system, but not "the people"......
8 years ago.
Berny
Berny
Sehr gut gesagt, Kainer Wahr. Es ist tasächlich so, das der heute pervertierte Kapitalismus sich längst verselbstständigt hat und selbst Mächtige nur mehr wenig Einfluss auf dieses System nehmen können (oder wollen). Es ist systemimmament, dass sich dieses System der ausschließlichen Gewinnmaximierung ohne Rücksicht auf jene Bedürfnisse des Menschen, die im "wahres Glück" bescheren, wie ein Geschwür in die Gesellschaft frisst. Es ist richtig, dass dieses System zu einer Religion geworden ist. Die Masse "glaubt" einfach daran, ohne hinter die Kulissen blicken zu können, was sich dort an Verbrechen an der Allgemeinheit, an den natürlichen Ressourcen etc. auf Kosten Dritter abspielt.......to be continued
8 years ago.