Stop the Fear
Stop the Fear
When I believed in God, I also feared death. I no longer believe in God, and no longer do I fear death.
The fear of death is natural and as part of evolution has been necessary to the survival of species. The human mind has evolved with cognition and self-awareness to realize this primitive function of the mind.
Hope for life after death, although delusional, is not completely irrational since no one knows for sure. Hope can simply be a way for some to cope with the fear of death that they are unable to overcome and as a way to overcome despair. Belief in life after death is however just as irrational as belief in God. There is a difference between hope and belief. Neither can be held true without the proof of fact.
This, of course, is not a new observation. It is, however, a greatly ignored fact by those of faith. Without the fear of God, the fear of death can be easily overcome and is a life-altering liberation. Religion has always used this fear to its advantage. Teachers of faith hone in on this natural fear to make their victims fear God. Liberation of this fear of death is disguised as liberation of punishment of one’s sins through Jesus Christ and a false promise of eternal life. They know all too well that without fear their yoke upon their slaves would be lost.
To put the fear of God in children is abuse with the force of a mental club. To do the same to an adult is nothing more than an attempt to prey on the weak-minded. When it is used for the viscous cycle of financial gain by the church it becomes malicious and criminal. Those who preach faith without financial gain can only be found guilty of ignorantly perpetuating lies and mentally abusing their children. Mental abuse and preying on the weak minded is not excusable. Why should the spreading of ignorance be?
If this process is not interrupted with the introduction of logic and reason, then it is allowed to perpetuate. Therefore spreading Atheism is only the right thing to do. We must stop the perpetuation of ignorant religious beliefs which in turn feed the financial gain of the malicious and criminal religious power structure.
Since I overcame religion and my fear of death, there is no fear that I cannot overcome. And so I am not afraid to share the logic and reason of Atheism with the world.
Set all fear aside and help others to overcome theirs. Introduce them to logic and reason.
"...but truth is a point of view, and so it is changeable. And to rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force." -Hypatia