Circumstances of Birth Determine One’s Religion

The Truth Is…

Everyone is born a non-believer, born without the belief of a god. Belief of a creator comes later after your family and community has had a chance to indoctrinate you into whatever religious tradition they ascribe to. The Christian God, like all the gods before it is a product of people’s imagination which is a function of era, place and parents.

Since the beginning of history, there have been over 2000 Gods. Which god you “believe in” is determined by:

  • when you were born (i.e. 1500 BCE, 0 BCE, 1500 CE, 2011 CE, etc)
  • where you were born (i.e. middle east, Africa, China, Japan, Mississippi, etc)
  • the religion of your parents

These three variables can correctly predict ones religion 95% of the time.

Example…

If Jerry Fallwell had been born in Saudi Arabia of Muslim parents, and obtained his religious indoctrination in that country, there is a near certainty that he would been a Muslim.

If the late Sheikh Mohamed Mutwali al-Sharawilittle of Egypt, who was called “The Arab world’s best known television preacher of the Holy Qur’an,” had been born and raised by Southern Baptists in Jackson, Mississippi, he would almost certainly have promoted Christianity.

Everyone believes that the religion in which they place their faith, is the true religion. They can’t all be right. One would expect that if there is one God of all the people of the world, s/he would be seen the same by all the people of the world. Even if there is a God, the probability that the Christian/Muslim/Jewish god is the one and only true god is infinitesimally small. If there really were a single true God, it would be obvious.

Religion…nothing more than a taught theory…a theory that not one shred of tangible evidence to support it. The overwhelming and abundant scientific evidence that outweighs the (zero) evidence, that a magical man who lives in the sky who “made” everything…science explains everything.
Man was not created in god(s) image, rather god(s) were created by man.

2 comments on “Circumstances of Birth Determine One’s Religion

  1. Andy says:

    I like the idea of religious affiliation by area of birth and early childhood. However, I only wish you would have given more time and expounded on your ideas. This article seems like a rant without any real labor to put actual ‘truth’ behind your thoughts. I am interested in the idea that our ‘Circumstance of Birth Determine One’s Religion.’ However, it doesn’t seem like that is the article you wanted to pen. Rather, you choose to use this as a grounds to further your idea that ‘science explains everything.’ I am not an apologetic and do not wish to chase you down that rabbit trail. I only wish you would have used this space to actually expound on the title of the article: ‘Circumstances of Birth Determine One’s Religion.’

    Grace and Peace —

    AW

  2. MelC says:

    Bang on!! Very few “believers” have done any serious exploration of the various belief systems, but rather adopted and accepted those of their family and community. What many of them have chosen to believe is an affront to human intellect.

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