What is wrong with humans?
Why this preoccupation with things that are not real?
Our imaginations are great-but when it comes to reality, a lot of people seem to be losing it when they get to that 'spirituality' stuff.
I think that a lot of these people are also trying to fool themselves. They know deep inside themselves that these fantasies we have of other worlds, other realities, heaven, hell, are just that: fantasies.
But their pride won't let them be intelligent, they feel insulted when you try to bring them back to reality. They dummy down to the level of a simpleton, someone who only wants to 'believe' what they are told, not what they can actually see. They have immersed themselves in ancient creation stories that have no basis in fact, that were made up before there was scientific understanding of our planet and universe. It's fine to seek answers, but why keep pursuing the wrong ones?
There is nothing more frightening to a realist than to have to deal with a person who is a 'believer'. Not because we are scared of god or hell, but because they might do something hateful, vengeful, or retaliating. That is what their god advises them to do.
Turn the other cheek?
No, they must attack. With judgments on morality, and personal freedom. As much as a person has the right to 'worship' the religion of their choice, I also have the right to choose to be free OF religion.
They screech of condemnation, growl the bowels of hell at you, and generally act like their devil himself. Perhaps that is where evil actually stems from, the 'belief' in such a thing as a demon, devil or Satan. To say you only believe in the 'good' side of religion is ludicrous. You can't have a coin and ignore it's other side, it will always be there.
This planet is made up of elements brought together by forces we do not as yet understand. Most of us DO understand we are on a planet in space. Unfortunately, some people wish to force me to 'believe' otherwise, that this is a singular place created by some kind of 'being', with other planes of existence floating around above and below it. It is just not possible, and I cannot get with the god program anymore.
To be judged for not seeing the emperor's clothes is ridiculous. After all, he WAS naked.