"The church suggests that unless a benevolent God is discovered, perhaps humanity is better off living without Gods."
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014
The Universal Life Church Monastery (Seattle, WA) early this week released a widely shared and impassioned statement condemning the worship of bloodthirsty Gods and painstakingly analyzing the role of ancient religions in violence on Earth. The church suggests that unless a benevolent God is discovered, perhaps humanity is better off living without Gods.
The condemnation comes on the heels of a recent string of religiously motivated acts of violence moving rapidly through the Middle East toward the West, but also acknowledges the innumerable acts of violence committed in the name of religion over the last two millennia.
The Monastery, after much thought, has declared that these violent Gods – who have commanded and allowed for the deaths of unspeakable millions throughout human history in their names – are to be rebuked as demonic forces. Until such time as a deity is discovered (identified beyond all shadow of a doubt) who himself condemns this violence and uses his power to protect life and inspire good works, the church suggests, perhaps humanity should cast these evil Gods aside and make due without a divine guiding force.
Not only do the authors of the statement link strict adherence to a primitive and combative religion as the primary impetus for the various beheadings and executions rocking both the Middle East and even countries in the Western World but they carefully trace the role of violent Gods behind the scenes of the bloody Christian crusades, the genocide of the Native American people by white settlers, and the bombing of abortion clinics and the murder of doctors, among many other events.
Indeed, the Monastery argues, violent Gods – stricken with bloodlust – can be found pulling the strings behind a large portion of the heinous and unspeakable tragedies of human life that stain the books of human history.
The Universal Life Church Monastery is an international, non-denominational church headquartered in Seattle, WA. It advocates loudly for the protection of religious freedoms and maintains a network (largely facilitated over the internet) of over 20 million ordained ministers across the globe. The church’s philosophy centers around its two core tenets: 1. That all women and men are children of the same universe, and 2. That all women and men have a responsibility, at all times and in all places, to “do that which is right.”