Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Church, Temple, Mosque
         Charismatic, persuasive leaders claim a privileged connection with a deity. They exploit the fear of death, and promise their personal version of a paradise or heaven. If you at least outwardly conform to dogmatic shoulds and oughts, you are assured a place in an imaginary, perfect heaven or paradise.
         Ideals, values, morals, ethics, virtues, norms, and social conventions have no necessary connection with the worship of imaginary spirits. Evangelists, clerics, clergy, and places of worship are irrelevant if you are healthy, do not fear death, are ethical in your relationships, and are genuinely happy.
         True spirituality is freedom of thought and belief. It is liberation from the dogma of church, temple, mosque, and religion.