GROG Get Rid Of God. Actually this is a bit misleading; it’s not really about God, but gods would be collateral damage for this blog. Since beginning of GROG, my focus has shifted to something more basic than just gods. This is the almost universal belief in the supernatural. From the fears of the unknown and at that time unknowable, the early humans created the supernatural realm of the spirit world. This belief has been with humans ever since. We humans have been saddled with the delusion of an afterlife in heaven. So now, since my blog isn’t really about gods, but about the delusion that gods and the supernatural exist, I might change to: get rid of delusion. GROD
This belief in the supernatural has been with us from the beginning, for hundreds of thousands of years. It is the basis for all religions, which have, for the most part been beneficial in the evolution of human cultures and society. There have been many religions and many supernatural entities over the ages, but for the past two thousand years there has been a shift in supernatural belief by the spread of monotheism. Of the various monotheistic faiths, the proselytizing, messianic faiths, based on the “God of Abraham” stand out. They are in contrast with other religions in their claim that their God is the creator of everything and that the faithful will be resurrected after death and exist forever either in heaven or hell. They believe that the earth and all of humanity is supervised by their creator-God and that He has a plan to end life on earth and return all faithful souls to heaven.
This delusion of the supernatural must be recognized for what it is, a creation of the human mind. Belief in a supernatural realm is a very human belief, but belief in resurrection and an eternal afterlife takes it beyond humanness to the realm of mental illness. For every creature there is just one life, not two.