‘If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.’ It is a well known phrase. On a daily basis many of us are reeled in to making decisions that look, well, too beneficial to ignore. Religion is no exception.
I once heard a wise man say ‘Religion, it’s the biggest con of all time.’ I waited for his justification for such a claim. ‘You worship and give money to the church your whole life, with a promise it will be returned after you die.’
It hit home. A sickening feeling overwhelmed me. Being promised the return of your loyalty and servitude only after you die, when you are no longer capable of enjoying such benefits. No matter how convinced you are that you will be rewarded, just take a minute for that to sink in. The reason you are so convinced, is because it sounds good. That is the nature of a con. People are conned out of money daily, from working classes to the elite. Workers are tempted across borders and conned into slavery. The Nazi’s conned vast numbers into thinking they would be showered and fed, by the time prisoners realised it was too late.
We all know the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats into a river. I will never be tempted by religion again, even more so the further I look into the lack of evidence provided by it. I urge anyone reading this that the line ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth’ is not enough to tempt you into a lifetime of lies.