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Thread #107407 Message #2262596
Posted By: Stringsinger
14-Feb-08 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
Subject: RE: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
You ask me why I left Christianity behind.
Christianity is based on an authoritarian mindset. You have a pecking order in which a supreme deity tells you what to do. It is a Big Parent in the sky and bosses you around.
It takes away from responsibility of an individual to make their own decisions. I realized that if I were ever to grow up and become self-sufficient I could not bow down or pray to a
Big Daddy. The bible turned out to be an insufficient source of inspiration. It was contradictory and a jumbled mess of stories that didn't add up to anything important for me.
I also found out that morality has nothing to do with religion. Therefore, after exploring other religious avenues, I found them all to be pretty much the same thing, rules and dictums that have no bearing on day to day life. I am so happy to be free of all that.
When I left mythology behind I began to appreciate the needs of others. I believe I became a better citizen.