- Oct 10, 2021
- Williamsport, PA
- Basic Beliefs
- Truth Seeker
Religion might have actually worked for me if my parents' congregation had not been hypocritical, transphobic, and hostile toward divergent approaches to spirituality. I had already dabbled in western Buddhist philosophy, and at the time, I believed that there was a great deal that Christians could learn from it. I did not find out until later in life that this was becoming a popular line of thinking in more liberal congregations.
Christianity has literally demonized other religions throughout its history. For example, I remember looking at some runes when my Christian housekeeper walked in, and she flipped out! She told me that if I fooled with such things, then I risked demonic attack. I told her that if that happened, then I would know Christianity is true. Needless to say, no demons ever bothered me.
She was a bigoted idiot, of course.
Secular philosophy has the potential to have much better human consequences than religion especially regarding morality. As we move away from religion, we tend to improve morally. Even Christians are better off with secular morality.Nevertheless, I believe that secular philosophy works better.