Ceremonies, especially religious ceremonies, rituals, etc. are not designed for the attendees and adherents to the ceremonies, rituals.
They are designed by the DESIGNER for the DESIGNERS purposes and intents…..which are to enrichen the DESIGNER’S pockets and emotional well being.
Totally opposite of the native tradition of Potlatching; freely sharing the bounty of the universe. The designer of the potlatch invites and then gives freely to those who come to celebrate. The designer of the religious ceremonies, rituals expects to be compensated.
Ever go to Sunday school or church and have the designer of the ceremony, the service NOT “PASS THE PLATE“ for money? Ever not ask for donations of more money, time, energy?????? Money spent to build bigger edifices with locked doors. Something beautiful to look at; but not to be used.
At least when I was growing up and the church came and took me to Sunday school, the doors remained unlocked; just in case someone needed shelter. The doors to our homes, our cars were not locked. Today we locked everything for FEAR.
What religious ceremonies perpetrated the idea of fear……FEAR GOD…GOD WILL GET YOU….if you do not CONFORM. Confess your sin to the designer of the confession.
Or its your karma; the dues you must pay to the universe….FEAR, FEAR, FEAR…on all sides.
The designers of the religious ceremonies, collect the money and then lock the doors. What do the adherents, the attendees get in exchange? ……the privilege of being told how to obey a punitive God so that we can escape hell……
……hell is right here on the planet…..the fires built by the designers of the ceremonies. Hell is the big club held over the heads of the privileged attendees….the chosen frozen attendees. For whom the ceremonies, the rituals were designed for the benefit of the designer.
The fire god “Moleck” has a mouth that is never satisfied….what feeds that mouth?…..the sacrificial lambs that attend the ceremonies and rituals are the food for the fire….lives offered up in exchange for the privilege of attending the religious ceremonies and rituals. If the adult sheep do not bring their lambs to the sacrifice; then the designers go out and get them.
Ceremonies and rituals of ANY KIND are designed to bind and enslave the attendees; to the benefit of the designer. All ceremonies and rituals are religious because the very word, religious, means to do the same things over and over again until it becomes a habitual habit.
Same concept as crazy making.
For more than 50 years of my life I considered myself to be a Christian and proud of it. There is no pride today. The historical evidence of what the designers of religious ceremonies has done upon the planet, stands as a huge testimony to its failure.
Monoliths of beautiful buildings erected across the planet and yet famine is escalating at a tremendous rate across the same planet. The concept of designing for the benefit of the designers has worked well. Pockets are jammed full; while bellies remain empty.
There has never been a separation of church and government….they are bed fellows. Always have been; both are based upon the law of the God-man. Who leaves their beliefs behind when they enter the polls to vote?
We have misused the text written 1845BC to 70AD and twisted them to fit our own purposes. Twisted to conform to the religious myths we had been telling for eons of time. Our special concoctions of witchcraft have been very successful upon the planet.
We the designers of ceremonies and rituals have been enriched; but at what cost and to whom?