Most of the religions today are called the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Both have widely different styles of tradition but all of them have very questionable if not evil doctrines that don't make any sense in relation to a normal--easy to understand-- doctrines of God's natural law.
The purpose of religion
Most of my religious experience has been with Christianity. But regardless of the style, I believe that in the substance of their teachings, all religions fall short and I think that the purpose of them is to spiritually lie to the people who listen to or read their doctrines. The people are taught to leave their brains at the door. For example: "Lean not on your own understanding." However, a man must lean on his own mind and latent spiritual knowledge using common sense and right reason. I learned that by depending on a writing such as the Bible, I could be swayed by a writing that I don't know whether it is true or not. The Bible has a lot of inconsistencies that I don't bother to read it any longer because I'm not sure whether or not I'm getting the truth. This is why I believe in using the natural law (no evolution) rather than a writing because the natural law which God established is always true. Some of us may or may not understand it at first, but eventually, we'll begin to not only understand it but then use it to our own benefit. Religion, in my opinion, is established to lie to the people and make promises that it can't keep and are not real. The lie is the main tool of the Evil One so we must be careful about why and how we believe anything. It is the constant lying of religion that allows the government and the religious psychos to control the thoughts of everyone. For instance, the Bible says that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. There's no question that this is what is in the writing. However, do we have any facts that show that it is true? I don't have any facts one way or another. I find it dangerous to make assumptions that don't have any facts attached to them. Because if Jesus Christ is not God in the flesh, then the writing is incorrect and a fraud. This will also lead the Christians or the believers to inadvertently become an idolator because they are worshiping the wrong god.
Do I have any facts that show there is a God? Yes, I believe that the beauty of our world and our existence are ample evidence to show that there is a creator. And the only sensible thing to do is to live by the natural parameters that he established. I call this a latent knowledge and understanding that God gave mankind. People should be careful about worshiping a god that doesn't exist; as that would be idolatry and quite stupid. If they say that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, then how can it be proven? I don't think something that important should be accepted in just faith alone or on any writing. Faith without facts is like playing a dangerous game of spiritual roulette. Religions seem to facilitate idolatry based on blind acceptance of faith. Just go to a temple, church, or any other religious building and you will see statues. Almost all of these organizations break the commandment against any "graven images." These churches are in gross disobedience to their own writings; they say one thing and do another. This also breaks the commandment against lying. Lying is bad because it gives people false information and they will then waste time thinking and perhaps acting on false information. This is why the lie is so dangerous because it misdirects people into making the wrong decisions. Most of us have wasted a lot of time and many have lost their lives believing in lies and then acting on them to their own demise.
Ignoring my gut feelings
As far back as I can remember, every time I went to a church, I had this feeling that I shouldn't be there. I couldn't explain the reason why but I knew something about the gut feeling was odd. In looking back, I have never been misled by my gut feeling and if I ignored it, it would always work against me. All religions seem to want to control us and by doing so, they disarm the man by telling him to trust his religious leaders instead of using his own common sense and right reason. In today's world, this is also done through the various media outlets and in educational institutions which are essentially indoctrination centers.
Like other people, I trusted the religious leaders until I started to ask questions. Everytime I had a question they would either brush me off or simply lie. I started to get suspicious and I finally left the Catholic Church after finishing high school. However, I didn't give up on God but just the religions. Years later, I decided to read the Bible and I was flabbergasted by the various denominations there were and the insane doctrines that were usually different from one denomination to the next. Today, I figure that they are all bat-shit crazy and they operate on the principles of Satan, the Devil, or Lucifer. As I attended these religious organizations, I felt like I was in a dungeon just waiting to be slaughtered. I remember criticizing the Catholic Church as not even being close to biblical Christianity; yet, I myself was still in another cult in the charismatic movement. And the cycle of shit went on and on until I separated myself from all religious activities and from reading religious writings. By doing this, I felt like I got my own mind back to where it needed to be. Belief in God isn't anchored with religion but that's how I always looked at it. Now, I just accept the reality of God by the evidence in nature and the natural moral order which can be easily observed with common sense and right reason. That, and along with paying attention to my gut instincts, I seem to get along much better. I no longer feel the need to indulge in fake religions which always bring on bad results. I don't care what religion a man believes in because I think these religions are of the Devil.
Religions tolerate immorality
One of the best ways to expose bad religion is to notice their toleration of immorality. They tolerate lying, idolatry, sexual perversion and adultery, war and murder, and almost anything that is bad for society. The worse of it is that they support the governments of the world. These governments are so immoral that I don't think they have any reason to exist. I think we would all do just fine without them. There is no immorality that can be lawfully sanctioned by any government. The real law is a natural law which God created and it applies to everyone the same way. I could write for hours on the specifics, but I think the focus should be on each man, woman, and child to observe what is good and what is bad and then make their choices. If they choose good, then good things will happen. A good choice is always going to have a better result against making a bad one.
Natural law keeps it simple
I've done all the research that I can tolerate. The society is so evil it is beyond words. Obeying and abiding in the natural law is what works well and I believe that people should not be subject to governments or religion. There is no writing that bestows freedoms by which God has given mankind. And I believe that the only true way to figure out the truth of the matter is to follow the facts or the evidence and then make informed decisions. In later articles, I'll write down how I use the natural law to guide my life to a better place.
Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land