Journal Entry # 322
January 19th, 2011
I have found at least one commonality in all religions. There is one thing that is present in all of them so far and it is this. It is summed up in a comment I received when I asked someone to take a look at one of my videos and share it. The video was for the song “Bigfoot the Atheist”. You can watch it at the videos page on our website. If you are not here already it is www.thefreeman.net .
“Well, like I said before, I don’t believe in Bigfoot because no one ever found their bones. But I believe in Jesus because He does stuff for me! But, I will share the video just on account of the music and its fun watching those guys. ”
This one comment displays so much and yet presents the simplicity of religious beliefs. The optimal phrase is “he does stuff for me”. This demonstrates #4 in what I call “The Code’ which is a set of beliefs I have designed for myself and anyone else that wants to follow them.
#4 Everything we do we do for selfish reasons, there is no such thing as a selfless act.
Humans believe because there is always something in it for them, a reward or fear of a punishment. This person has just been open and honest about the matter. Upon talking with this person further they shared with me that their belief in god is derived from certain events being fulfilled in their eyes that they attribute to their god, to put it simply god in their view brought them material gain when they asked for it.
The whole idea of god is really not that complicated when you take away all the smoke and mirrors and threats. It is all about personal gain. What else could it be about?
It appears that as a species we are trying to circumvent the natural laws in the universe but of course this is just not realistic. The truth is that we are bound by these laws and must work within them. It really doesn’t matter how much you believe something if it is not true it will still remain not true. You can’t get what is not available to have.
Now the other important part of the comment is this;
“Well, like I said before, I don’t believe in Bigfoot because no one ever found their bones”.
So they do not believe in anything that feel will not fulfill their desires unless there is undisputable evidence and have found that even then they don’t believe. They want verifiable proof but in their belief sytem verifiable takes on an entirely new definition. It becomes self verification fuelled by their desires.
To sum it up if your desires are not based on reality then you are indulging in a delusion, a fantasy. How deep you go will only complicate the problem.