Hello everyone, today we are going to discuss the issue regarding religion, and if it should be dismantled or not. The thread is also meant as criticism of "uninspired materialism", "positive nihilism" and other riddicilous thoughts. So let's begin.
What exactly is, religion? According to the Wikipedia (aka the most redpilling website in existence if we ignore the Holocaust articles):
>Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.
We can clearly see in this regard that in it's most basic formulated concept, religion is a system that explains why certain things are bad, and why certain things are good. However, there is a one major flaw with this system that most people do not even try to give materialist proof for it. And that implies to "supernatural, transcendental and/or spiritual elements" mentioned above earlier.
However, before we dvelwe into the reasoning to why God or any kind of deity is not real, and that religion is simply a flawed system of reality that confuses the human mind, let us take a look at what Feuerbach says regarding religion and God (that is Christianity in this context):
>RELIGION is the disuniting of man from himself; he sets God before him as the antithesis of himself God is not what man is – man is not what God is. God is the infinite, man the finite being; God is perfect, man imperfect; God eternal, man temporal; God almighty, man weak; God holy, man sinful. God and man are extremes: God is the absolutely positive, the sum of all realities; man the absolutely negative, comprehending all negations.
So we see here that God, who is out there according to the Christian faith, is someone we should trust because we as humans are weak and we will never surpass his strenght. And he is also full of wisdom, aware of all truths that exist in our world... however, there is a one tiny contradiction:
>But in religion man contemplates his own latent nature. Hence it must be shown that this antithesis, this differencing of God and man, with which religion begins, is a differencing of man with his own nature.
>The inherent necessity of this proof is at once apparent from this, – that if the divine nature, which is the object of religion, were really different from the nature of man, a division, a disunion could not take place. If God is really a different being from myself, why should his perfection trouble me? Disunion exists only between beings who are at variance, but who ought to be one, who can be one, and who consequently in nature, in truth, are one. On this general ground, then, the nature with which man feels himself in disunion must be inborn, immanent in himself, but at the same time it must be of a different character from that nature or power which gives him the feeling, the consciousness of reconciliation, of union with God, or, what is the same thing with himself.
This is a grand fatal mistake in regards to Christian philosophy. How can I even be in a relationship with something that is very much different from me, and how in fact it really is just entirely alien? I cannot, as human being, who is by regards of Christianity, a most evil thing in existence, to be in relationship with a being that has entirely different nature than me, because that is not how, by a simple observation, society in general function. We all thrive based upon on circumstance that we all belong in the same tribe, one group, not that we are entirely different.
These are my arguments so far, feel free to refute my claims and have proper debate regarding this issue.