Why should i opt for spirituality and ditch Religion? This is a question i started asking myself as i became older and more aware of my environment. Earlier on, i had no answers to that question, but with advancement in age and my penchant for soaking up any information about Religion, I was able to build some talking points which has guided my personal decision to seek one over the other.
To put things in perspective, i grew up as a Christian, attended a Catholic Seminary and was basically taught that my God is the “Only” true God.
One of my major grouse with Religion is its history. Remember the Crusades, counter Crusades, heresy executions. People have and are still committing atrocities in the name of Religion.
Also, Religion was setup to empower personalities. We see how humans are made deities because of the position they hold in their respective Religions . Religion has also suppressed the rights of certain groups and at certain times, its hypocrisy is glaring.
Finally, why go through Religion to find salvation when you can work on your personal salvation? We all have our failings and no one is perfect, so the journey for personal salvation should be a personal goal to perfect oneself and always do what is right instead of living up to rigid standards that was setup centuries ago