Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


PRAYER AS A WAY OF TRYING TO BE IN CONTROL AND FEELING YOU ARE IN CONTROL

The need for control is our fundamental drive.  We are not happy without control and we don't have it we will tell ourselves we have control.

God is the one in control if he lives?

Submitting to God's will looks like resignation.  It is not.  It is just another way of feeling in control in fact the strongest way.

It is a myth that people trying to force control are the strongest egoists.  It is too self-defeating and risky for it to be that.  Everybody knows.

Active control and passive control are different forms of control - the latter needs no action except assuming that the future is already controlled for us by God or as good as.  So passive control depends on actively deciding to make that assumption.  People may see control by praying a lot for a change.  But in fact just saying, "God your will be done", is another way of getting control through prayer.  This attitude is a coping mechanism - its about feeling control even if there is no real control.

It is selfish arrogance to feel control when you do not control.