Cliches That Are True #3: “Religion is the Opiate of the Masses”

I actually don’t agree with Napoleon Bonaparte’s rationale, so don’t worry, I won’t be trying to take over the world any time soon, but I think this statement does have some truth to it. A lot of people rely on religion just because it makes them feel better, not necessarily because it is right. I have been guilty of this too. 

But religion is just one of the opiates. Science, philosophy, politics, culture, we like to smoke that too.  These are all things that help us make make sense out of the chaos. That’s right, super smart, superior scientists, you’re human too, and you have feelings. By the way, I’m not trying to antagonize scientists. Nerds are my favorite people. I’m just saying that they don’t know everything (the best scientists know that they don’t know everything). 

So don’t be drugged. Accept the truth, and nothing less, even if it doesn’t make you feel all good inside like a movie with Jennifer Anniston. And what is the truth? God, the God of the Old Testament and the same God who loves (that’s right intellectuals, I’m not afraid of the “contradictions” in the Bible).

 

 

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