“Religion is the opiate of the masses.” -Karl Marx
A solid statement which in a few words explains our inexplicable need as human beings to live under the “illusion” of a God who watches from above and judges our behaviour based on a set of rules written by humans.
But don’t get me wrong – I respect peoples right to believe in religious figures. I grew up in a Catholic family where God (capital “G”), was responsable for every good thing that happened to us. I never got a solid explanation as to who was responsable for all the bad things though – is God responsable for an innocent child with a chronic illness? Is God responsable for a natural disaster that kills thousands of people? Continue reading →