Prime Weaknesses of Major Religions
i wish i could be more like Pat Condell. He's so witty, appropriate, brilliant, and right on target. Unfortunately, because his sights have been largely on Islamic influence in Britain, he's become a target for them and has a continuing death-threat against him. He also wonderfully attacks Catholicism which i again lack his penetrating insights. My meager insights are limited to the critical failures of each major world religion. i'll list them out again here.
idiotically treat Palestinians exactly how Nazis treated them
threaten regional security with their aggressions
childishly label themselves 'the chosen people'
(yea, chosen for idiotic self-indulgence)
(are so fervent about 'democracy' they deserve a place here)
will destroy themselves if they continue on the path of Imperialism
assume wrongly they have a mandate to control world destiny
will eventually be seen as a 'blip' in Earth history because of their arrogance
are insane if they think they have the 'perfect system' for humanity
the Islamic mandate to convert or kill will destroy Islam
the principle of killing defectors will also destroy it
the fact you ignore Buddhism as a valid religion and destroy our monuments
shows me you don't deserve to endure as a world religion
are insane if you think 'violence for violence' is the solution to problems
will not endure if you cannot take Gandhi's teachings to heart
wrongly assume Jesus was messiah and savior for humankind
rely on this ficticious 'savior' for personal absolution
can only move forward if you recognize the only true savior is our divine Self
Let me tell you a Christian story.. Lucifer was the most amazing, beautiful, and perfect of God's creations. No one was like Lucifer in his brilliance and beauty. But Lucifer had one fatal flaw: arrogance. He declared war and basically got pushed out of Heaven. So even though the story is myth, there is an important lesson to be learned from it. Don't let your arrogance be your downfall. Don't let your arrogance be your downfall.
If we study the problems above, they're all rooted in arrogance. So the problems of the world are basically rooted in arrogance and selfishness. These are in turn rooted in ego gratification. Freud was a twisted psychologist but had some true insights about the human animal. If left to our own devices, we will continually obsess and attempt to satisfy our insatiable egos. In actuality, a 'healthy ego' is the most spiritually unhealthy state. We must destroy our egos to make any progress. i'm not saying you cannot love yourself - YOU MUST LOVE YOURSELF. But there is a HUGE difference between self-love and ego-gratification. Self-love is acceptance of who you are - your weaknesses and strengths. Self-love is nurturing the positives while releasing the negatives' hold on you. You cannot conquer your negative side. You can only acknowledge it, accept it, and let it go..
Replace arrogance with respect. Replace hatred with trust. Replace apathy with love.
i know this may be the most difficult war - the war in your hearts for your souls. But isn't it better than WWIII? Let us win the war in our hearts to avoid the physical war. Please? Can we try?