It has become habitual for people to flippantly chastise the apparent misconceptions they see propagated by some religious leaders. With scornful jest, they dismiss their pronouncements as illogical superstitions and childish folklore…as laughter peals in the air. But you who criticize what you deem as superstitions, do you take the honest trouble to earnestly examine the beliefs you hold today, in order to ascertain whether they too are also erroneous, and whether your own beliefs do not appear as ridiculous to an enlightened mind today as the conceptions of some religious vicars now appear to you? Confront the man in the mirror and be as severe in the self-examination of his heart as you are in the criticism of others.
Do you really think, for example, the fallacy that you can pray a stone into bread is any different from the belief that people did not request to be born…and that it is not “their fault” they came to earth? Both are erroneous, both are misconceptions. Only the vanity of modern “progress” gives some misconceptions a more “dignified” garment than others. But in their core, they are both ridiculous. And so it is with almost every concept man believes today. Furthermore, it is the habit of pharisaical people to always gaze condescendingly upon others occupying a rung they assumed they themselves have long transcended! Therefore, as you criticize, just make sure you are as enthusiastic in the self-scrutiny of your conceptions as you are in the ridiculing of others beliefs.
~Ikenna Q Ezealah