Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Power of Religion & Faith: Hypocrisy

As I've mentioned in an earlier post: I think religion is an unnecessary evil. We all should instead put faith in ourselves and try to live better and purer lives. This will make humanity into a better civilization and bring peace to the world and everyone's lives.

Human faith in religion is such that it can make up stories to prove that religion is important ... BUT... it can also make up stories to disprove it.

Below we see an unconfirmed case where devout Christians try to prove that religion is a sham so as to protect their real religion: Money!!

Human faith put in wrong places can lead to such gross errors of judgement.

Happy reading!

In a small town in America, a person decided to open up his bar business, which was right opposite to a church. The church & its congregation started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayed daily against his business.

Work progressed. However, when it was almost complete and was about to open a few days later, a strong lightning struck the bar and it was burnt to the ground. The church folk were rather smug in their outlook after that, till The bar owner sued the church authorities for $2million on the grounds that the church through its congregation & prayers was ultimately responsible For the demise of his bar shop, either through direct or indirect actions or means.

In its reply to the court, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection that their prayers were reasons to the bar shop's demise. In support of their claim they referred to the Benson study at Harvard that inter-cessionary prayer had no impact !

As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork and at the hearing and commented:

'I don't know how I am going to decide this case, but it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer and we have an entire church and its devotees that doesn't.'

Case Example credited to a friend on Facebook.

-> SJ

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