Religion’s “associated BS”
There is no way one can truly have clear thought if one’s mind is muddled and confused with the lies, promises, scare tactics, and all the other associated bullshit, of any religion, myth or superstition.
I have never felt so free as when i finally threw off the childhood brainwashing regarding god and chrisianity. T hat is horrible stuff to pound into a child’s brain.
There is no god, no demons, no heaven nor hell. The “saints” and “prophets” were and are delusional idiots, hungry for power and control over other people.
I understand where you are coming from, but I would not take these statements so far.
We all have a certain amount of BS in our minds, and part of being a thoughtful, intelligent being is learning to work around these mistaken impressions and preconceived notions. I agree that religion — or any dogmatic system of belief — can make unbiased clear thinking very difficult, but that does not mean that there are no religious people who think clearly.
I also think that your characterization of all so-called saints and prophets as power-hungry, delusional idiots is uncharitable at best. It is certainly possible for someone to be convinced that they have been contacted by the divine without their being stupid, delusional, or out for personal gain. They can simply be incorrect or struggling to deal with perceptions that they are not capable of understanding.
I hasten to add that I don’t believe all religious leaders are simply incorrect. I think it is highly likely that certain individuals are/were knowingly lying to their followers.