Top 10 Most Restrictive, False and Dangerous Religious Beliefs

Restrictive, false and dangerous religious beliefs abound throughout the world, and dominate the mainstream teachings of organized religion. by Makia Freeman Religion has caused a lot of unnecessary pain to mankind, despite whatever truth and good intentions it has. Some of these dangerous religious beliefs fool you into thinking you can out-source your morality, ethics or spirituality to some external organization. Others prevent you from taking full responsibility for yourself and your actions, thus hindering you from stepping fully into your power. Still others goad you into a false sense of security where there is none. All of them limit you and the deeper realization of Who You Are. The suffering perpetrated by religion (which continues to this day) stems from restrictive,  false and dangerous religious beliefs – based on separation.  Additionally, all of them stem from the single fundamental delusion of separateness, i.e. that we are discrete and […] Read More

The Forbidden Secrets of the Church

Pao L. Chang, Contributor Waking Times Religion is a very powerful system to use for shaping cultures and societies. Throughout human history, religion has played an important role for helping the human race evolve. Unfortunately, most of the knowledge in religion has been heavily distorted. To make matters worse, the enlightening and empowering knowledge in religion is encoded to prevent us from knowing the “forbidden” secrets of our history. In the right hands, religion can be used to empower the people. However, in the wrong hands, it can be used to enslave the minds of the people. The unwanted truth is that the system of religion has fallen into the hands of certain power addict and controlling people. Religion is one of the most powerful tools to use for enslaving our minds and souls, because it manipulates us to think that we are weak and powerless, and need to […] Read More

The Bible is a Plagiarised Work of Fiction – Jesus Didn’t Exist!

It is estimated that 84% of the world’s population are adherents to some form of organised religion. In certain countries of the world it is a crime, punishable by death, to renounce that societies officially recognised religion. In Western cultures Christianity, of one kind or another, is the popular choice for those who have a need to worship a deity. Based upon a book supposedly written by approximately 40 contributors about 2,000 years ago, Christianity is a religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the books main character. Christianity’s devotees, usually indoctrinated into its teachings from birth, accept it unquestionably, and bestow upon these teachings complete control over their lives. All that is required is blind faith. However, what you are about to read in this article, reveals historical facts and incontrovertible data that will completely annihilate the myth of Christianity and the majority of religions. […] Read More

10 Reasons Christian Heaven Would Actually Be Hell

Perhaps descriptions of hell are so horrific to keep people from thinking about how hellish popular versions of the Christian Heaven would be. Most Westerners are at least vaguely familiar with the popular Christian version of Heaven: pearly gates, streets of gold, winged angels and the Righteous, with their bodies made perfect and immortal, singing the praises of God forever. What’s surprising is how few people have actually thought about what a nightmare this kind of existence would be. Let me start by laying out a bit more detail about what Heaven is supposed to be. Our familiar images of Heaven come from texts written in the first and second centuries and incorporated by the Catholic Church into what we now call the New Testament. The Hebrew writers of the Torah alluded to an afterlife much like the Hades of the Greeks and Romans—a hazy underworld in which the souls of […] Read More

Inside the Strange, Paranoid World of the Right-Wing Oath Keepers

The Oath Keepers claim to be the “guardians of the republic” — but they’re largely nuts. My official Oath Keepers membership card is in my outstretched hand. With great power comes great responsibility: my duty is to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. No compromise. I’m now a member of a controversial conservative group whose members make Ted Nugent look like a bleeding-heart Rachel Maddow. Our mission is to keep the government accountable. Just remember: Not on my watch. Let’s rewind: The scene was Ferguson, Missouri. When riots broke out over the August shooting death of Michael Brown, armed members of the Oath Keepers took to the city’s rooftops, appearing out of the smoke and shattered glass of ransacked buildings. Their supposed duty was to secure the local businesses from looting. In the first days of the protests, demonstrators had broken out windows of storefronts, set […] Read More

Former Fundamentalist Exposes the Christian Right’s Bizarre PR Sham

Just watching their films shows their vile, heavy-handed tactics. “Millions of believers will suddenly vanish into thin air,” Willie Robertson, best known for his work on Duck Dynasty, exclaimed recently. He was promoting the new Christian movie ”Left Behind,” where he has an executive producer credit. “It’s a warning to those, if it happened today, would be left behind. And I believe that people are going to make the life-changing decision to follow Christ on the way home from the theater … opening the door to unbelievers has never been this fun.” I’m sorry to inform Mr. Robertson, but I watched “Left Behind” and spent my entire ride home only contemplating the two hours of my life back that I will never get back. The film proves that conservative American Christians have not learned an important childhood lesson: You can’t threaten, vilify or bully someone into liking you. In simpler times, stories of […] Read More

1989: SECRETS ILLUMINISM in the Ozarks

by NORMA COX TRUTH Illuminism is a word which to Illuminists means enlightenment which thereby spurs worship of the sun without which life on the face of Earth could not exist. Worship of the sun means adoration of Lucifer. A god of many names, among the best known are Ammon-re, Helios and Apollo. There is more to the duties of Lucifer, the Sungod, than guiding the movement of the sun and maintaining its exact position among the planets of the system, there is also the operation of massive equipment which, within the globe, sheds light and heat upon the surface of the planet. Lucifer continues to be equated with Satan, which is unfortunate as such an assumption further confuses a situation entangled in a mass of misconceptions. Mythology is a maze of distortions, yet there is truth blended therein, which brings up the proposition that Lucifer might have come from […] Read More

The Government Is Researching How To Use Technology To Change Your Religious Beliefs

By Michael Snyder The Truth Wins Should the U.S. government be trying to figure out how to use technology to change the beliefs of “religious extremists”?  Before you answer yes to that question, perhaps you should consider whether or not the U.S. government considers you to be a “religious extremist”.  After all, as I have documented previously, conservatives, libertarians, Tea Party activists and evangelical Christians are all considered to be “extremists” in various U.S. government documents.  So if we open up Pandora’s Box and say that it is okay for the government to use technology to wipe away the religious beliefs of some “extremists”, what would stop them from using that same technology on you someday?  The truth is that this kind of technology should never be used on anyone, and it is very disturbing that the government seems so determined to develop it. We would probably know very little […] Read More

2013: How Christian Delusions Are Driving the GOP Insane

Why aren’t Republicans more frightened of the consequences of a shutdown and default? Part of the reason is magical religious thinking. Why aren’t Republicans more afraid? The entire premise of both the government shutdown and the threats to force the government into debt default is that Democrats care more about the consequences of these actions than the Republicans do. Republicans may go on TV and shed crocodile tears about national monuments being shut down, but the act isn’t really fooling the voters: The only way to understand these fights is to understand that the GOP is threatening to destroy the government and the world economy in order to get rid of Obamacare (as well as a panoply of other right wing demands). Just as terrorists use the fact that you care more about the lives of the hostages than they do to get leverage, Republican threats rely on believing they don’t […] Read More

1879: “Not A Christian”!

Before entering upon the main question that compels me to ask you kindly to accord me space in your esteemed paper, will you inform me as to the nature of that newly-born infant prodigy which calls itself The Bombay Review? Is it a bigoted, sectarian organ of the Christians, or an impartial journal, fair to all, and unprejudiced as every respectable paper styling itself “Review” ought to be, especially in a place like Bombay, where such a diversity of religious opinions is to be found? The two paragraphs in the number of February 22nd, which so honour the Theosophical Society by a double notice of its American members, would force me to incline toward the former opinion. Both the editorial which attacks my esteemed friend, Miss Bates, and the apocalyptic vision of the modern Ezekiel, alias “Anthropologist,” who shoots his rather blunt arrows at Col. Olcott, require an answer, […] Read More

1886: Animated Statues

To whatsoever cause it may be due matters little, but the word fetich is given in the dictionaries the restricted sense of “an object selected temporarily for worship,” “a small idol used by the African savages,” etc., etc. In his “Des Cultes Anterieurs à l’Idolatrie,” Dulaure defines Fetichism as “the adoration of an object considered by the ignorant and the weak-minded as the receptacle or the habitation of a god or genius.” Now all this is extremely erudite and profound, no doubt; but it lacks the merit of being either true or correct. Fetich may be an idol among the negroes of Africa, according to Webster; and there are weak-minded and ignorant people certainly who are fetich worshippers. Yet the theory that certain objects – statues, images, and amulets for example – serve as a temporary or even constant habitation to a “god,” “genius” or spirit simply, has been […] Read More

1880: Missionaries Militant

We have just read the two dreary columns in The Pioneer of March 15th, “The Theosophists in Council,” by Mr. T. G. Scott. The Council of the Society having nothing more to say to the reverend polemic, who, in rejoinder to a brief card, treats the world to two columns of what Coleridge would call “a juggle of sophistry,” I, myself, would ask you to favour me with a brief space. A few points of Mr. Scott’s most glaring misconceptions (?) about our Society may be noticed. We are said to have declared, at New York, that the Theosophical Society was hostile to the “Christian Church”; while at Mayo Hall, Allahabad, our President affirmed that his Society was not organized to fight “Christianity.” This is assumed to be a contradiction and a “change of base.” Now if there were enough “Christianity” in the “Christian Church” to be spoken of, […] Read More

1889: Our Cycle and the Next

The world’s great age begins anew, The golden days return, The earth doth like a snake renew Her winter weeds outworn. – SHELLEY My friend, the golden age hath passed away, Only the good have power to bring it back – GOETHE What had the author of Prometheus Unbound in his mind’s eye when writing about the return of the golden days, and the new beginning of the world’s great age? Has. his poetical foresight carried his “Vision of the Nineteenth Century” into the “One Hundred and Nineteenth,” or has that vision revealed to him in gorgeous imagery the things to come which are the things that were? Fichte assures us it is “a phenomenon of frequent occurrence, particularly in past ages,” that “what we shall become is pictured by something which we already have been; and that what we have to obtain is represented as something which we […] Read More