Religion. Salvation or Damnation?

So one of my moderators, Ms. Lele, posted this on instagram just now. She is a devout atheist and has a lot of harsh criticisms on the subject of any religion. While I’m not an atheist, we tend to agree on a lot.

This one hits hardddd. It implies that the very thing we teach our children to create a morally positive foundation is not only abusive, but actually leading them to their psychological destruction.

Y’all should already know what I feel about Christianity. It’s a religion that was forced on us to create a much more solid foundation of white supremacy. But this is a message that implicates ALL religions.

What do y’all think about this one? I’ll give more of my opinion in the comment section.

10 thoughts on “Religion. Salvation or Damnation?

  1. I would say that it is a form of psychological abuse. That’s why it’s very difficult to change those ideologies because they are so ingrained in us. This is something I STILL struggle with. I’m a pretty intelligent and logical human being and I know that there are so many things that are not possible based on religion. But I also believe that with the infinite unknowns there’s bound to be some things that we just won’t ever be able to prove. It doesn’t mean that we believe that those things aren’t possible.

    I do think that putting into a child’s head that they’re going to go to hell if they don’t do something or if they DO something is abusive. It’s a scare tactic. The same way when people use one parent against the other by saying things like, “wait until your mother/father gets home.” It puts them in the perspective of being feared rather than being respected.

    I can say personally that I have raised my kids to believe in God but I didn’t go heavy into the whole hell,fire and damnation thing. I did deprive them of cultural things that may have been fun based on my beliefs at the time. When I decided to just let them be kids and have fun when it came to certain things that is when I realized that it’s a detriment to their growth to keep them from watching certain things or hanging out with certain kids because of what I believed.

    I can remember being a kid and not wanting to be around certain people because of the religiosity. It was uncomfortable to me. My mother stopped going to church when they victim blamed her for my father’s drinking and violence. She continued to read her bible and try to live her life by the bible but she was already a good person so she never needed that bible.

    She didn’t force us to go to services especially after she stopped going. I stopped going to the yearly Easter service when I got sick of the whole fashion show portion.

    My kids believe in a God. But we are a spiritual people, especially my oldest daughter.

    I’m learning about other spirituality but not getting into any more religions. Religion is toxic.

  2. Making anyone believe in something with a justifiable reason strips them of there own self identity and forces them self identify with whatever it is that is being pushed on them with any justifiable reasoning. Lele is on to something in posting that meme. Taking away and or sacrificing a child’s identity also leads to a damaged low self esteem adult. Something most of us are currently dealing with today; all because faith in religion was supreme for years in a child’s confused mind.

  3. ALTHOUGH I DO NOT IDENTIFY WITH ANY LABELS…I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR MODERATOR…THE HEAD DOCTORS WILL TELL YOU ITS MENTAL HEALTH…ANY FORM OF IT…IF YOU TALK TO YOURSELF OR BELIEVE THAT THE SKY DADDY IS TALKING TO YOU…THAT’S CRAZY…AND TO PUSH THAT BS ON CHILDREN IS MENTAL ABUSE

    1. I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying about mental health professionals. Are you saying they think religion is abuse? Because many of them claim to be Christians and don’t get into conversations regarding religion. If they do they tend to focus on that person and helping them with whatever they’re struggling with. It’s unethical to push any agenda on anyone.

      The same way it’s unethical for pastors to try to tell you NOT to take medication because your mental illness can be “prayed away.”

  4. True I agree religion is Slavery, better yet white supremacy dress in drag . My question is to your friend how are we going to get away from massa if is not to reprogrammed our children to follow a discipline code of conduct for I an I benefit. Should we let them keep running wild?

  5. I disagree. I grew up Christian, but as a adult once I learned the truth, I left christianity. Jesus is just something that they made up. But we did have a religion before we were stolen. The kk just took everything from us including our language as well. They force their christianity on us as a way to control us. People don’t even know that they had a slave ship called the good ship Jesus. We just take everything they say as truth, instead of researching for ourselves. But we have to be careful because everything written isnt the truth either. Growing up as a christian didn’t have any affect on my thinking or how I reason. But I do think it teaches you how to be a hypocrite. Majority of people don’t even follow and obey what they claim they believe. They use what is convenient for them.

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