Originally Posted by gfreeman
It scares people that when they die, that's it — you just cease to exist. Hence why they make up "God" and "heaven" and so on.
"but don't you want to live forever?" "but then isn't life meaningless?" "but don't you need the comfort of god?" It's questions like these that relate to the suspicion of many god supporters are really wanting
god to be true, rather than actual believing. People may act, speak and think like god is real but the certainty of god is still lacking, even if they do not express it. Self defense mechanisms can blur reality to cover up hardship and it's why god supporters may get defensive because they don't want their belief shield to be broken by questioning. It's also a reason why some make effort into getting others to be a god idea supporter. If only few humans claimed there was a god, those few might be forced into questioning it when others around them feel it's untrue. Someone confiding in the idea of god and an afterlife worked well as a personal self defense mechanism but it makes the mind vulnerable. Soon religion exploited it and the self defense mechanism was taken advantage of by others. Now there is corruption and things went awry. People are now losing control of the self defense when they value an afterlife more than a current life, this is abnormal. Now we see people affiliated with religiosity even preventing other people and beings from fulfilling their lives of innocent enjoyment. This planet, people and beings on earth are being disregarded and seen as insignificant because of the god idea, it has gone too far. We need to transition the god idea into support of science and medical advancements to help prolong our lives and ensure they are enjoyable without impeding on the fulfillment of life of other people or species. In order to do this we must first control the human population as it spins out of control to a threatening 6.8 billion people. By the year 2030 the number of people on earth will be double what this planet can support. The more people that exist, the more insignificant an individual life will become and we all know the seriousness of just one self-aware mind facing death or eternity of non-existence. We need drastic changes NOW before the environment, wildlife, and habitats are destroyed any further. The natural self defense mechanism of the god idea has gone completely haywire and the consequences have become harmful to societies and a danger to other people. The reality has been blurred too much from a simple comforting idea to a menacing aspect of civilizations in form of killing and disregard of other lives.