The Evils of Religion
Last night I flipped through the channels and came across Bill Maher performing his routine in front of a large and receptive audience. Much of his humor is politically based, but he is known for his anti religious viewpoints too. I guess he figures that being raised Catholic and never reading the Bible makes him some sort of expert on the topic of religion.
The thing is that he honestly believes in what he is teaching. That’s right he is doing just that, teaching. You see, with every burst of applause he has planted a seed of doubt in the minds of his audience. It is at this point of impact that many begin to second guess their beliefs and values.
I tend to see things as they are and have had direct experiences with the supernatural things of God. Maybe this is why I have a totally different view than Bill does. Many are in the same shoes as he is. They have never experienced the Holy Spirit for themselves. However, this does not prove that Spirit does not exist. It only proves that they have not yet become worthy of the experience.
He began to rattle off the evils of religion. Yet, what I could see was a man who was giving examples of the misuse of religion that any educated man would certainly be able to identify. It’s much like anything else in this world that is misused and made to contribute to a negative outcome. Everything including automobiles, guns, computers, television, schools etc can be misused and cause countless atrocities, but does that mean that we should advocate for the end of these things?
I really wish that those who have not studied the Bible and the entire effects of this world’s religious organizations would stop to think before they strike. No organization is perfect; probably just a reflection of us and the world in which we live, but I guarantee that those who have chosen to use them as they are meant to be used contribute to the majority of good in the lives of the less fortunate.
Again, religion is not the problem. The problem lies in those who misuse it.
You know, laws don’t always work either, but would we really want to live in a lawless world?