So what’s with the ‘opiate’ part of the title?
The Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery defines opiates (in part):
“…Also known as narcotics, opiates can be natural or synthetic….Heroin is an opioid manufactured from morphine. Heroin has no medicinal uses; it is used for its ability to give the user a feeling of euphoria. “
Under ‘What Are The Warning Signs”, they state (in part):
“…When a person becomes dependent, finding and using the drug often becomes the main focus in life…”
This is religion; a synthetic, man-made, opioid, backed by politics and enforced over centuries, becoming the main focus in life for millions. It has no basis in truth, facts, or evidence; it’s entirely artificial.
As such, this artificial, synthetic, drug, ‘religion’, is little more than the feared ‘bogeyman’ of childhood nightmares, successfully pushed, spoon-fed, and forced upon humanity – under pain of death – ensuring addiction. And with it (amongst countless other atrocities in general), the subjugation and slavery of women, the absolute denial of their natural gifts, healing powers, and sight, and the slaughter of their rightful place in humanity.
(Makes one wonder why christianity in particular, and religion in general, has always been so terrified of women.)
So now, humanity has come to need its fix of fear and artificially induced euphoria – because, let’s face it, one doesn’t come without the other. It reminds me of people who need a fix of fear by watching horror movies.
I believe religion is losing its power and hold over us as a race. The veil of religious ignorance and fear that’s blinded humanity for centuries, is now being seen for what it is. And although humanity may experience temporary withdrawal symptoms, for the most part, I believe we’re determined to be free of the chains of ignorance, fear and lies that bind – and that’s always a good thing.
Long live the internet, the sciences, archaeology and, most of all, humanity.
I believe in us.