Is religion a lie?
My definition of "LIE" is, to deceive purposely. If the leader
of any particular religion really believes that what they're
professing is the truth, then it's not a lie. However, if they
purposely omit details that are harmful to what they're professing,
then it's a lie by omission. Or, if they purposelly pass a lie as
the truth, then that's also a lie.
The first religious leaders who
devised the lie might be dead for hundred years and the lie becomes
written in stone and a sacred tradition to the followers, basing
their identity and unity on this lie. To me religion is the primal
lie to prime subjects for more lies and manipulations by their
oppressors. Most dictatorial leaders are always forcing some kind
of religion on us. Somehow the message is also put across that they
rule by the grace of their god figure and that they represent this
god figure. To criticise them is to criticise god. To find true
freedom, religion must be annihilated.