It can be argued, convincingly, that Religions have been responsible for more war, death, chaos, mayhem, superstition, cruelty, stupidity, slavery, theft, murder, criminality, disease, torture, sexual perversion, rape, and ignorance than ANY other influence upon Humanity. They have betrayed, conquered and slaughtered hundreds of millions of human beings during the short history of human beings on Earth. Do NOT take my word for this. Do YOUR OWN research, and discover for yourself who are the REAL ENEMIES of Mankind….. In this short video, Stephan Fry delivers an excellent diatribe on this subject.
“Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations, in many places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that some god inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters or priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be rational, and conform your conduct thereto.”
The Kālāma Sutta is a discourse of the Buddha The “sutta” describes the Buddha, when he passed through the village of Kesaputta and is greeted by its inhabitants, a clan called the Kalamas. They ask for his advice: they say that many wandering holy men and ascetics pass through, expounding their teachings and criticizing the teachings of others. Whose teachings should they follow?
Humans beings are the same as all creatures on Earth.: most humans are content to follow the herd and struggle to survive. A relative few are predators or parasites who feed upon the herd. These few are the bankers, priests and politicians who cannot survive without the herd. They disguise themselves as “leaders” of the herd. As long as “the herd” believes the that predators are “leaders” they will be killed and eaten. This is “life” on Earth.