I guess individuals need a God or a religion because they don’t have the power to believe in themselves. People have changed from giving themselves and others credit for their own accomplishments to relating everything good that happens to them to god. It’s not like a god would care about a stupid football game.
With the concept of god, people forget to give thanks or give credit to others. I find it disturbing when a man will thank the god he has never seen nor met for a meal he is about to eat, but he will not thank the man who prepared the meal. You’ll see the same things in hospitals. After the Doctor saves the life of a patient, families and friends often give the credit to God, “Thank God”, “God is great”, “God really works in mysterious ways blah blah blah blah…”
God is often given credit for many things. Not only he is given the credit but God always wins by default. When someone doesn’t die in an accident, people say “God saved his life”, but if they die, none say “God killed him”. Huh!? Who did then? Satan? Well, fuck you!
God remains as the most valuable among man’s inventions and the fundies make profit out of it without much investment.
“Life is hard, and it’s harder when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne