Retired American Bishop Explains How The Church Invented Hell & What Religion Is Really Used For

Religion is merely a very controversial topic, and I’d like to begin this article by saying that it is not my goal to belittle or demean personal beliefs of others. 

The problem is not with faith, but with religion as a whole organization, which has been utilized as a means to control the mass population.It has been used to incite war and terror, and pit people against one another. Religion in this context, serves the purpose of many global elitists and their agendas. Religion is too confusing, to say; within different regions exist different ‘sects,’ each with their own version of the ‘truth’ and teachings on how to live ones life. 

In Christianity alone, there are many versions of the Bible, and teachings that contradict with each other. What a religion says in one part of our world, may oppose what another says and believes in, in another part of the world. The is a recipe for confusion and isolation for anyone who is seeking the truth. If many religions preach different ways of truths and life, they can’t all be right, can they? I guess thats why they name it faith. 

Below is a media video of Jon Shelby Spong, a retired Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America, discussing these problems. He states that religion is a business and is used as a control mechanism (and he’s not the first insider to do so). It is seen most blatantly in the rise of Islamophobia. Islam has been created into a scapegoat , in which we can direct our fears and anger, with hostility, to invade other nations with a more intense global national security state. The whole truth is, Islam has never had anything to do with terrorism or violence. All these created fears we have come up with, are all part of a ‘false flag’ terrorism


In this video, Spong confirms that “religion is always in the control business, and that’s something people don’t really understand. It’s in the guilt producing control business.” 

He then states the problem with religion as a whole organization: 

Every church I know claims that we are the true church, and they have some ultimate authority. . . . The idea that the truth of God can be bound in any human system by any human creed by any human book, is almost beyond imagination for me. God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew or a Muslim or a Hindu a Buddhist; all of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God.

He is defining the polarity between religion and faith. I, myself, have explored different religions, and have seen teachings within all that deeply resonate with me. I’ve found some teachings that didn’t stick with me at all. I refuse to believe that just one religion has all the right answers. The history of the church is even chaotic. Whether it be the church’s role in the First Nations Genocide in Canada, or the European crusades. 

The church has been forcing their views upon many and have condemned science and its discoveries. As the Bishop states above, “people need to accept responsibility for the world. If we simply leave global change in the hands of God, we remove our own responsibility and agency in this world. If we want to change the world, WE have to do it.” After the recent attacks in Paris, the Dalai Lama expressed this too. He argues that its not enough to pray. We have to take responsibility for our planet. 

We are dealing with ancient, old texts that are in multiple versions of various texts, all have been manipulated, distorted and changed over the years. I find it difficult to any without questioning it. Hypocrisy in religion also turns me away. Many claim ties to their faith, yet know so very little about its tenets, and fail miserably to follow what they believe in. This is a common scene within the ‘spiritual movement’, which can be viewed as its own form of religion. When it comes to religion, do your own research; you have to read books and examine the teachings fully for your own self. Use your brain and search for what sticks with you, instead of allowing yourself to be persuaded into letting someone do your thinking for you. These texts are receptive to interpretation; it’s up to you to find some sort of meaning in them, and apply it to your own life. 

You can believe in god and not be majorly religious. Religion is entirely a man-made social construct, and if God were to appear, he or she would not know what the definition of religion is. Religion as organizations have to face reforms and major work. There have been new discoveries that challenge long-held belief systems. We can’t flourish if we refuse to be open-minded and accept new realities about nature around us. It’s simply futile to hold on to belief systems that hold no ground just because they are familiar. 

In order to support this stance, I believe that the soul and other non-material phenomena, as well as the idea that life does not end on /earth, and I believe there’s enough evidence in many forms, aside from my own gut feeling and intuition.  

What about yourself? What do you believe? What it all boils down to, is respect. We must learn to respect other’s viewpoints about ‘what is.’ We need to work together and accept each others differences sow e can focus on the planet and our lives.“It’s a mark of an educated person to be able to entertain an idea without accepting it.”

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