Created on Monday, 24 August 2009 18:41
Return to spirituality. Forget about religion because it isn't good for you.
Understand that in order for organized religion to succeed it has to make people believe they need it. In order for people to put faith in something else they must first lose faith in themselves. So the first task of organized religion is to make you lose faith in yourself. The second task is to make you see that it has all the answers and you do not. And the third and most important task is to make you accept it's answers without question.
If you question, you start to think. If you think, you start to go back to that Source Within. Religion can't have you do that because you're liable to come up with an answer different from what it has contrived. So religion must make you doubt your Self; must make you doubt your own ability to think straight.
The problem for religion is that this very often backfires for if you cannot accept without doubt your own thoughts, how can you not doubt the new ideas about God which religion has given you? It is religion which has created agnostics.
Everywhere religion has gone it has created disunity. Religion has separated man from God, man from man, man from woman, thus setting the stage for one of the greatest travesties ever foisted upon the human race.
Therefore, return to Spirituality. Find your own answers, Within.
Excerpt (edited) from: "Conversations With God – Book 1" by Neale Donald Walsh