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Hope, Dope, and a Dead Pope

It was spring, 2005 and I was sitting in a coffeeshop in Amsterdam toking up some sinsemilla, while the TV on the wall played images of people mourning the death of Pope John Paul II.  Maybe it was the dope, but I was profoundly melancholy, thinking that like so many before him, the Pope was a very spiritual, caring and well-meaning human being – who would leave a legacy of poverty, ignorance, and despair for his followers.

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

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Question the Premise

Today we continue the epic saga of good vs. evil, heroic deeds vs. unspeakable atrocities, and phantasmagoria vs. critical thinking, as we journey down the rabbit hole of discussion on whether religion is noble or malevolent.   I began the discussion as one mild-mannered crusader, hunched over my keyboard, in my lonely writer’s garret, fighting the forces of evil, seeking to restore balance in the universe, and usher in a new era of peace and prosperity, one blog post at a time. 

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

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Why Religion is Evil – Part 3

In the last post we discussed the fear, judgment, hate and intolerance it fosters and feeds.  Now let’s look into the next thing that makes organized religion evil.  Which is…

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

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Why Religion is Evil – Part 2

A friend of mine is from Indonesia but resides here in the States.  He lives in mortal fear that his brothers will kill him.  Because their religion teaches them to.  More about that in a moment…

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

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Why Religion is Evil – Part 1

I just believe the hate, fear, discrimination, intolerance, murders, atrocities, and wars generated by (and let’s be honest here – required by), organized religion negates the good and takes us into the loss column.  Most religions promote themselves as peaceful movements, with objectives and identity that appears noble and beneficial, but actually deliver results which are evil and harmful. 

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

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The False Hope of Religion

Last post I created quite a ruckus when I said that organized religion provides hope to many, but it is false hope based on superstitions from the Stone Age.  And the inspiration it brings doesn’t help you build internal worth and self-esteem, but instead involves out-sourcing your belief to a sky god, in the hopes […]

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Prosperity.

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A World Where Religion Doesn’t Exist

Last week I began a series with a post about how illogical it is to believe that there is a supernatural entity who answers your prayers.  In the next post I suggested that only irrational people could believe in religion.  Yet, in the third post, I said I believed in the power of prayer, or more specifically, the power of mind and thought.  Finally, I promised that in this post, I would explain my idealistic vision of a prosperous world…

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

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The Power of Thought and Prayer

We’re continuing the series on god, prayers and prosperity.  Last post I told you that I don’t believe in god, but I do believe in the power of prayer.  And I do believe that it is possible the prayers of Sloopy, his wife, and their friends and family could have helped cause her recovery.

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

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God, Prayers, and Prosperity

Last post we continued the discussion on god, prayer, and prosperity.  I said that you don’t manifest prosperity because you make a prayer, and an omnipotent force responds favorably to your plea.  While believers are no doubt convinced that they worship the one true god and their god answers their prayers, the evidence would certainly not support that.

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

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Are You a God-Fearing Person? 

It’s fascinating how different people can look at the same concept and see two wildly different things.  Take the concept of fearing god.  You don’t hear it as much today (thankfully), but when I was growing up people would vouch for someone’s character by saying things like “He’s a God-fearing man.” 

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By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Prosperity.

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