My parents are religious. My sister is religious. My brother is religious.
I am not.
The issue of religions has been over discussed in every corner of the Earth, but I am not here to brag about my religious views or beliefs.
Simply, I think religious rituals are very stupid. Inoticed that when I was with my family visiting the tomb of some Durzi religious prophet-like man.
For sure I do respect religious people, but what should I get when I see them kissing stones and kneeling for forgiveness from the remains of a dead man.
I cannot tell about religious people from outside Lebanon because I have never met any (and media is not the best option in case you wanna check such things), but lebanese people are very good in abusing whatsoever resources they have. They simply advise everything, even the air we breathe. So some lebanese religious people see only the message and not the person to whom the message is being sent.
Prophets are messengers. Miracles are signs. God is the destination.
It does not matter what path you decide to take, but the divine is the ultimate level we can reach. So based on what I have mentioned before, religious people have forgotten the importance of the divine, and followed the materials of the path. Good is no more worshiped. The path is being worshiped. The songs are being kissed and touched.
Consequently, humans do not need God anymore, they can live without Him. However, they cannot live without religions, without shepherds.
Does my family fear God? Or does it fear religion itself? What other religious people fear?
As long as religions are feared, rituals are worshiped blindly, humankind cannot descend into a higher spiritual level. This is not the right way to get close to the divine. Obsessions with the promised heavens drive people into such things.
I am not an atheist. I do believe in the divine, in God. But I do not believe in religions, in particular, religious leaders taking advantage of people.
Here are some pics of the religious site that we have visisted last day.