Sunday, January 22, 2012

2012 Superstition

Some people believe that the world will go under this year because the Mayan calendar ends 2012.

More than 40 % of the Americans believe that God created the world about six thousand years ago. They believe that this job took him six days.

Two thousand five hundred years ago, some desert tribes in the Middle East believed that that they had to suffer because a snake had duped them. I suppose Christian literal believers today are still clinging also to this idea.

Thousands of years ago, people in India believed that good and bad deeds in this life influenced the next reincarnation. They believed that oppressed and suffering people suffered the consequences of their bad deeds in a previous lifetime. Well, Indians are still stuck in this kind of thinking, what I understand.

The Bible, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Koran are out of date and so is the calendar they used in Central America two thousand years ago.

The ethics and morals that seemed sensible in the Middle East and India two thousand five hundred years ago are madness today, slavery, widow burning, stoning and eye for an eye justice. We live in another era.

To hang on to outdated beliefs is not to be spiritual. It is to be deluded. Astrology, alchemy, religion and esoteric claptrap should belong to the past.

It’s time to wake up now.

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