Eyes Wide Open: Religion or Cult?

Religion has been a focal point of our lives and a major source of controversy since it’s inception. We have been brought up thinking its a mandatory part of life without understanding it’s true effect or even life without it. By doing this we limit ourselves spiritually as well as intellectually.

It’s necessary to analyse life without the “Religion Filter”- we must not confine our minds to a box.

We fail to ask ourselves these questions – what is religion? what is it doing for me? Why do we feel compelled to be a part. Religion is suppose to be a guide to how one “should” live their life with the ultimate goal being coexistence. However, for most people it seems to be more of a distraction. The fundamentals of humanity are put on the back burner and selfish desires take over.

In some cases it preys on the vulnerabilities and misplaced needs of persons who need something “greater” to believe in and in others stems from the fact that we are conditioned to fear death and most religions teach that if you adhere to the religions’ policies that you would “go to heaven” “be saved” or “live forever”.

If you look back in history Roman Catholicism has always been the biggest and most powerful church. You were either Catholic or an abomination, like it was a crime to be anything other than Catholic hence they believe the Roman Catholic Church is the one true church. The strong hold and intimidation by the Catholic church lead to the emergence of protestant churches.

Over the years so any churches have emerged – some with questionable motives taking the form of a very strategic business with the allure of tax free exemption where they find ways of extorting money from the congregation/parishioners. They preach total devotion to the church at whatever costs and that good work is being done as a result of the sacrifices.

Religion should not be associated with absolute ludicrous policies such as “Disconnection” and “Fair Game” in Scientology and Disfellowship and Two Witness Policy in Jehovah’s Witness. And thanks to Leah Remini and Mike Rinder on the award winning A&E show “Scientology and the Aftermath” for exposing the abuses endured by persons and giving them a platform to share their experiences. Church, if anything should bring people together not divide them, encourage speaking out against abuses and criminal offences and not cover them up.

The most devastating result of a cult was the Jonestown Massacre in Guyana spearheaded by the People’s Temple leader Jim Jones where over 900 people committed coerced suicide by drinking kool-aid containing cyanide. When this kind of mind control is attained there should be some form of oversight and the implementation of deterrents for persons using the facade of church to exploit people causing irreversible psychological trauma.

 

 

The Laws of Science & Life

Universal Law of Gravitation

States that gravitational interactions exist between all objects with an intensity that is directly proportional to the product of their masses.

Given that everything is connected to each other and the universe, this also applies among species. Everything vibrates at different frequencies which ties into the law of vibration and the law of attraction. Continue reading

Be A Light

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One of the most, if  not the most important questions posed to us is: what is your purpose in life? The answer should always be to bring light to others lives. Our purpose is greater than us as an individual; much more than gratifying superficial desires. I blog with the hope that my experiences and thoughts will inspire others whether it’s by evoking an emotion or provoking a new perspective. It could be as simple as a smile, a moment of your time or standing up for what’s right, one should always strive to be a light both personally as well as professionally.

          light: any act of kindness (UBUNTU)

The Purpose of Education

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The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.

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Masterpiece

I believe in a supreme being but not because any ancient scripture said so.
For one reason only, nature and everything in it, most significantly the human body.
Look outside at the trees, the birds and sky.
We live in a world where there’s beauty all around us.
The sun as it fades away on the horizon
the lustrous stars that brings light to darkness,
the glistening of the oceans crystal clear waters.
Nature is like earths poetry; she speaks to us.
When something dies, new life is formed.
One must simply adapt to any given environment.
Change is possible, but gradual.
Processes are continually occurring.
What would the world be like without us or us without it?
One with no substance; emptiness.
Nature sustains us.
She’s authentic and pure.
She can be sweet and endearing but when provoked can wreck havoc.
Nature is the ultimate masterpiece.
Like our bodies, so similar yet very unique.
The way each part of us serves a purpose and works as a unit;
an immune system that fights off diseases,
a brain that processes every thought and action,
a heart that pumps blood constantly
and life that begins with a tiny egg.
How amazing is the human anatomy.
Exquisite symmetry;
Gives us beauty, balance and sufficiency,
why do we have two legs and not three?