Religious Myths and Philosophies

by Donald L. Hamilton

Religion is a form of "Mind Control" that needs to be directed in a positive direction.

  • I feel extremely fortunate to be living in this country, at the present time, under the religious philosophies of Moses and Jesus Christ and the political philosophies of John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Tom Paine, John Adams, James Madison, the Iroquois tribes, etc., rather then some of the more oppressive philosophers of the past ages.

    Unfortunately, many religious philosophies were used to dominate their believers lives and subdue their imaginations, evolving in some cases into some very evil religious practices. Over the centuries millions of people were sacrificed, tortured and killed as a result of these religious beliefs. Mid-evil 'Christians' tortured and burned people at the stake, the Aztec, and Carthaginian religions along with others, sacrificed innocent people, (the Aztecs by cutting their victims hearts out). Islam converted people "by the sword", just to name a few.

    Religions are great teaching and moral guiding institutions but they are created by men, the storytellers, and should be accepted as such. Every religion has its evil side, its is a favorite place for the devil to lurk. As in war, men's desire to dominate other men is the primary intent of these terrible 'religious' practices. Religion is a form of "mind control" - it is up to the teachers to make sure their particular religious philosophy accentuates positive values so that their followers are not led down an evil path.

  • The 'Supreme Creator of all things', whom we call God or Allah, etc., is infinitely wise and powerful. We cannot limit his power in any way. Mankind does not have the power to 'sin' against him in any way. We cannot offend God nor make him angry or happy no matter what we do. Our imagination has given us a tremendously inflated ego to even think we can influence him in any way or break any of his laws (the laws of nature). We have our devil but it exists only in the "Mind" of mankind, it exists no where else. It is an inseparable part of our nature that we inherited from our ancient animal ancestors coupled with an extremely powerful creative imagination which makes it a thousand times more dangerous.

    We are much too insignificant in the scheme of things to think we can effect God in any manner. He does not care one way or the other about our sins. It is for our own good, that we try to suppress the evil side of our "human" nature. We cannot sin against God. We can only “sin” against ourselves, our environment and the other living things that we share this planet with.

  • God created us exactly the way he wanted to, right down to the last atom, trait and instinct. He does not make mistakes. We may have a “free will” but we also have all these natural instincts, emotions, tribal cultures and inherited traits, plus all the storytellers’ tales, myths, prejudices, influencing our minds, along with hormones surging through our body that makes us act the way we do.

    We are however, his creation and are very special beings in his eyes since we are the only life form, on Earth, to evolve a brain capable of creating an imagination powerful enough to become aware of the wonders of nature and the possibility of the existence of a 'Supreme Creator of everything'. By giving us this "SPECIAL GIFT" - Our Creator has challenged mankind to control its own destiny. Maybe he will help and guide us - if we ask. Its up to us.

    Donald L. Hamilton © 2003 - 2008

    Author of - "The MIND of Mankind: Human Imagination, the source of Mankind's tremendous power."



    "The MIND of Mankind"

    "Human Imagination is peoples' ability to visualize in their mind. To be creative!
    The power to become aware of the wonders of the nature!
    An eagle may have much keener eyes then ours but it cannot 'see' the things that we can!"

    Donald L Hamilton