1. No Science Behind it
There is simply no evidence behind any true religion. It’s all based on faith. Which means that I can show you any fact, and you can disregard it. Why? Because faith needs no facts nor logic. All you need to do is blindly believe no matter what the truth is. Unlike science, you can’t take your religion to a scientist and have him analyse it. There just isn’t any science to be analysed. All religions attempt to explain what science cannot. Which is why so many people choose to have one. They fill an otherwise “unfillable” hole in us and give us hope and meaning. For this reason, I don’t directly argue with people about their beliefs.
2. There Are Many
Throughout history there have been many religions. Most are now looked as superstition or myths. People 10,000 years ago also had faith in their gods. They believed just as much as you do in yours. They also did not have any proof or science behind their beliefs, they just believed. What makes your religions more credible than theirs were? They believed that many gods created everything we see including things they couldn’t explain (like wind). They couldn’t explain it, so they went with religion. Just like today, we can’t explain what happens when we die, so we choose religion to comfort us. Even to this day there exists so many different religions and cults that people believe in with all there hearts. They can’t all be right.
3. They are so new
Christians still amaze me when I ask them this question, “what happened to all the people before Christ? Do they all go to Hell?” The way they have no idea, yet they still try and rationalize it and explain the unexplainable. The truth is, most religions are just too recent to have any significant meaning in the world and even humanity. Think about how long humans were around before religions, what happens to them? Most religions say that if you don’t believe you will be punished. What happens if you were never even told about it? Does that mean that every one before 2010 years ago went to hell? I don’t think that’s very fair of God is it?
4. They Don’t Make Sense
I’m going to use Christianity as an example once more, only because I’m the most acquainted with it. One belief in Christianity is that Noah created a giant arc to protect himself from a worldwide flood. Within this arc he placed every animal we see today. First off, there is no way he could have physically done this. This story is just ridiculous. Not only is it impossible to fit every single animal in one arc, it would be impossible to get them. Many animals are located only in specific parts of the world. There is no way a kangaroo could have got on the arc with Noah. To say it’s metaphor is one thing, but to take this a literal word of God is absurd. All religions have silly beliefs like this that don’t make any sense.
5. They Always Want Money!
When Anton La’vey founded his own church, he asked people for money. He benefited from his religion with money, followers and admirers. The only twist is, he founded The Church of Satan. He never claimed to be a messiah, but he did exploit his followers. Just like most religions do. Every time you go to your church you get asked for money. Most Churches hold a mass multiple times a day and ask for money each and every time. This would mean that if they get about 500 dollars a day (a conservative estimate.) Why would a place of worship need so much money? More importantly, what the heck are they doing with it?
Today’s main religions are based on a messiah. Which means, someone went around telling people that he was the son of God. Apparently, this didn’t happen only once, it happened many of times. Ancient mythology used Hercules as the son of Zues. Today, Jesus is the son of God. Haile Selassie is considered by Rastafarians to be part of a divine triangle. In China the rulers used to be considered “from heaven.” Muhammad is the supposed song of God for the Muslim people. Every people have their own religious “sons of God.” Is it because they all really are divine? Or is it just that people tend to believe what ever they’re told?
7. We Just Don’t Know
If you’ve read the past 6 points and disagree with all of them, that’s fine with me. Although, if you take anything from reading this I would like for you to understand this final point. The very truth about life and why we are here is unknown by anyone. If anyone tells you a meaning, a purpose or a reason to why life and humans exist, they’re either crazy or lying. There simply is no way to know for sure if someone is a son of God, or that we go to heaven when we die, or that we have to follow certain rules or go to hell. The very simple truth about everything is that it’s a complete mystery. Every religion, philosophy, idea, theory about life and end times has been fabricated by man (with the exception of true science). No matter how much we think we know, we don’t know jack.