Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Religions mythological nature

I used to own a book a few years back entitled 'Creation Myths' and I was pretty surprised to find the biblical account of creation finally placed in a book and categorized for what it really is, a myth. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary a myth is: a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. In other words this definition is perfect to define all religious beliefs that worship a deity or deities. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam seem to suffer from a horrible disease I like to call: stuck on stupid! Because honestly speaking only an idiot would cling so tenaciously to such utterly ridiculous nonsense.

The indoctrination of 6 thousand or so years has obviously worked because even in today's world of scientific discoveries and technological advancements, it still surprises me that religion continues to thrive the world over. Unlike some Christians believe I do not think it is because their fictional god has a hand in it or he is somehow behind the scenes manipulating events and helping the progression and growth of his church along. It all boils down to one thing, and that is stupidity. It seems there are more stupid and ignorant people than intelligent people on this wonderful planet of ours. It is not always a bad thing because quite frankly this world would be boring without stupid people and their beliefs to keep us atheists entertained.

The mythological nature of religious beliefs are truly self evident, and in my opinion as plain as day. Many theists for fear of damnation or getting on their deities bad side are afraid to delve into the so called mysteries of their religious beliefs. They fear Satan and demons will enter their lives and enslave them forever and that they would be helpless without their god. Everything that has survived and exists on this planet has done well without gods and humans are no exception, imagine if every living organism on this planet had to in its own way worship the biblical creator. Christians attribute the lack of a need for god for animals etc to their not being conscious of their own existence as we are. They claim that animals don't have a soul as if they could prove the existence or non-existence of the soul. If  a soul is what defines a person then I would rather not have one. I have had pets that are more pleasant company than some people could ever hope to be.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, gee, someone with a brain :-)
    I've updated my website with a better version of the Creation Myth of the Indo-Europeans, which is about how Yama is offered to the gods and then the world is made from his body. It's at, and is based on scholarly study and linguistic methods, for the reconstruction of this myth to Proto-Indo-European. I hope you might find this interesting. In particular, there is a link to the West Semitic versions at which shows that the Indo-European creation myth was borrowed into the Bible and appears on Psalm 74. And yet, they have trouble translating it!

    Oh, well, Slag310