On God, Religion, & Spirituality.

Why to do people try to separate God from Religion?

They cannot be separated.  You can’t say, I believe in God, but I’m not
Religious because anything you do in response of you belief is a
Religious act, I don’t care if it’s just you, you and a few other who
believe as you, or billions of other people who share the same delusion,
it’s all Religious if it’s done in the name of or in response to a God
or Higher Being.

Also, spirituality can’t be separated from Religion either, (for the same reason as stated above).

That’s like trying to separate cash from Capitalism, or trying to say
Capitalism would be better if not for the Capitalist. That shit is all
tied together, they all feed each other.

If Religion is
distasteful to you, you can’t extract God and/or Spirituality from it
and run with that because all you are doing is creating another
Religious Sect or Cult.


Religious, Spiritual, and Godly people are always tryna create these
little trap doors to escape through and get away from the atrocities and
ugliness of Religion, God, and even Spirituality.

When you bring up the history of Religion folks say they believe in God but they are not religious.  

When you bring up the atrocities attributed to God and the general
absurdity of the very concept of God, they then say, “I’m Spiritual, and
my concept of God broader than just one man or creator,”  they try to
morph God into the universe or into planet earth or mother nature.  

Then if you begin to show them how Spirituality feeds dysfunction, like
“the Secret,” telling people they suffer because they don’t ask the
universe for the shit they need and fail to have faith that the universe
will provide, they then become as dogmatic about their spirituality as
the fundamentalist are about their Religion.

From the Yoga
Industry to the Meditation Hustle; Spirituality and its practices are as
greedy, corrupt, and even violent as mainstream Religion (see the
sweatshops where all the Yoga gear is manufactured, or look at the
people enslaved to produce the candles, tinctures, herbs, etc. to feed
the Spiritual practices of the Spiritual Community).

You are
gonna get atrocities when you elevate delusion and fiction into the
realm of reality, fact, and material because delusion and fiction allows
people to elevate somethings over other things without any rationality
or justification, then you get devaluation and overvaluation, and that
drives people to destroy or neglect what they should value and value
that which has not value, or value that which dosen’t even exists.

Even you Spiritual folks do this shit. Look at the non-Religious
Spirituals groups, from the Eastern Spiritual System to the Black
spiritual cults like many of the Khemitic organizations around the US,
they are full of exploitation, sexism, and all of the other evils you
find in formal religion because when you make fiction and delusion the
center of your belief or use it to justify any actions you will begin to
act in very dysfunctional ways and try to call those ways righteous,
enlightened, or superior to other ways.

And yes, we do find
corruption and dysfunction in the secular world, and among Atheist, but
we don’t have a God, angels, demons, or even vibrational frequencies, or
the universe to blame for our bullshit; it’s all on us.  When we fuck
up there is no divine forgiveness, the man or woman has to make things
with with those they wrong, and those they wrong have to forgive you or
you don’t get forgiven.

We Atheist can’t run to Jesus, Allah, or
the Universe to absolve us, we have to deal with other people for such
things, we also know that what comes to us is the result the efforts of
other people, and that’s who we owe and are obligated to; other people
and the material, natural, physical world, that’s all we got and it’s
more than enough.

When we bring things down (or up) to the
material level and human scale this prevents a lot of the BS and
shucking that goes on when you put fictional charters with super,
magical powers into the mix of human affairs.  

Now, if you wanna
be Godly, Spiritual, or Religious, you need to grapple with the
realities of what your are dealing with because that is some powerful
and dangerous shit, and you can’t just “focus on the positive,” or
pretend that your liberal participation and practice of your Religion or
Spirituality dosen’t feed, sustain, or justify the mass amount of evil
and destruction that others you have chosen your path create.  If you
claim it you are responsible for it.

Don’t tell me how you’ve
found some little corner of Religion and Spirituality that’s separate or
different from the Religion or Spiritual group that’s doing the dirt,
that’s a cowards why of moving, call out and fix the bullshit, or
abandon the Religion and Spiritual system all together.  

to be harping on these issues of late, I guess seeing so many people
geared up to celebrate a Resurrection of a man who never lived as they
ignore a living planet that’s dying is making me more annoyed with
Religion and Spirituality than usual.)