First, a story my friend told me. A few years ago he went to India, and at the request of his very religious family went to quite a few different places of worship. He walked up to quite a popular hindu temple and found a line longer then the ones you see at Disney Land. It was a typica day of worship, but a lot of people in line had with them cups of milk and loaves of bread. There also happened to be quite a few stands set up selling these very things. He asked the people in line why they brought or were buying these things, to which they replied, "It is considered good omen to leave milk and bread at the feet of the God Statute. It takes away the bad luck in your life." There also happened to be many beggars standing by, asking for anything that could help. The hundreds of people in line, all standing with their milk and bread, ignored the bums, as "bums are common all over and all they do is ask for free handouts."

He finally made his way inside the temple, and saw that next to the God Statutes(all with milk and loafs of bread at their feet) there also happened to be many donation boxes, bursting at the tops with donations of money. Its common practice in most religions to donate money to the church. Most do it because they want the church to continue, and to keep spreading its words of wisdom to the world.

Interesting fact of the day: common words of wisdom throughout all churches in all religions is to "Help your fellow man and help your society".

So my friend donated some money, and left the milk and bread that he bought from the vendors outside. On his way out he began to wonder, what it is the church did with all that milk and bread. So he walked around to the temple huts(where priests rested and staff workers kept their tools and worked) to try and ask someone. On his way there, he saw staff workers carrying large bags of bread, and dirty large containers full of milk. He saw them throw the bread in the garbage and poor the milk into passing drains. These filthy drains passed the bums outside, and the dirty garbages too.

He paused after telling me this story for a minute, and when he spoke again he said to me, "You go to a place or worship to pray for a better world, while you ignore the world around you that you are praying to better."

I've been thinking about the Business of fear for a while. I thought i'd give it many of my thoughts as it is one of the biggest, oldest, and most profitable businesses that ever existed. Do most people go to church to pray for a better world, or do most people go to church to pray for a better world for THEM. Its almost as if people have been raised to fear God rather then follow his/her ways. Go to church, or else you will be punished, they say. God is angry, and he is vengeful. Do most people believe in god because he is good, or do most people believe in god because they are terrified of the life and afterlife if they dont believe in him/her?

Hello internet gazer, are you in luck today! Because for a limited time offer, you TOO can create your own Business of Fear! If you follow these 4 easy steps, you will be profiting off the ever growing fears of all your fellow beings!

step 1) Create one of the following: A conspiracy, a God, an Event, or a combination of the previous. Examples:
1) "sandy hook is a government conspiracy",

2)"Doomsday",

3) "Jesus Christ".

step 2) Present plausible, agreeable facts that most people can agree on. Remember: vagueness wins hearts. Examples:

1) the parents in the sandy hook edited video made it look like the parents werent sad(like people know how grieving people act? Ive grieved, ive been in shock for days, Ive acted in ways that dont make sense of the situation. This is what people DO, people cope in all sorts of different ways)

2) The Mayans wrote a calender saying the end, and look at the world collapsing around you. Global warming! Wars! It all comes together so well!

3) The Bible.

step 3) (This one is important, folks, because without this your business wont succeed!)
Scare the shit out of your intended target, so much to the point that they want to read more about it, learn more about it, and find ways around the scary aspects of it.

Examples:

1) The Sandy Hook hoax youtube video presented by the folks over at Infowars. These are the same folks who have been scaring the shit out of you for a decade! With such classics as 9/11 was a hoax, the NWO exists and their plans to kill 80% of the population, United states secret prisons holding 10+ million americans who tried to oppose the govt. in anyway, Weather control, OKC Bombing, mass sterilization and many many more. They scared the shit out of people with their free videos, and once people were hooked, they sold them the books(printed over 60 books), videos(over 20 movies), and merchandise(buy a tshirt letting people know that you know the truth!!) for $19.95 a piece.

2) Im assuming you have all seen the show doomsday preppers, and the many affiliated happenings.

3) If you sin, you will go to hell. If you dont go to church, you will go to hell. If you do anything(that a bunch of people thousands of years ago wrote, who never met God, and had completely different values then of the world today), you will probably go to hell.

Step 4) Profit, rinse, and repeat.

To Be Continued.
Coming soon) Part three: The Business of Fear and Should we create a new God?

Letter to the reader: I would like to state before I go that the examples I used were simply that, examples. I did not mean to offend anyones beliefs on anything, nor am I judgemental against Christianity,Hindu temples, the Sandy Hook Conspiracy, or doomsday theories. Let it be known that I think all religions are equally based around corruption, all religious temples are greedy, Every Conspiracy theory is completely stupid, and people who believe in prediction theories need some farther thinking to do.

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Comments

 
Wed, 01/16/2013 - 1:59am
Neto_Abeto Says:

Do us a favor man.. Can you cite sources ? .. or links x)

 
 
Wed, 01/16/2013 - 2:05am
yoinkie Says:

- http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/

- http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/videos.html

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Jones_(radio_host)

What other links are you referring to? I could give you a link to the holy books if you want, but you can find them on best seller lists everywhere.

 
 
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 5:18pm

Your friend's story is bonkers. Not in an I don't believe it way though. More so a holyshitthiswholeworldiscrazy kind of way. I think people have the right to believe whatever they want to believe. They can worship whatever god they want, bless certain animals, face certain directions or just chant certain words. But my problem with religion is this, people hear the words and repeat them to others but they nobody takes the time to put them into practice. Whether every religion is right or none are if everybody practiced what they preached, the world would see more peace than ever before.

 
 
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 1:50am
Infinitum Says:

Have you ever heard of the trivium or the quadrivium? The trivium consists of grammar (input), logic (processing) and rhetoric (output) forming the medieval liberal arts education. The quadrivium- arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. Together they formed the seven liberal arts (based on thinking skills) as opposed to the practical arts.

I'm not saying either are "the way to think or learn" but simply are guidelines. Too often these days people pass up the opportunity to critically think and therefore accept a truth rather than searching for it themselves

 
 
Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:06pm
PatZ Says:

I always say there's no guarantee of an afterlife so why believe in sin and guilt? (to an extent) Just live your life.

 
 
Wed, 05/08/2013 - 2:32pm
jaystunna Says:

Yoinkie I genuinely enjoy reading your writings. they have great depth and some get me thinking quite a bit. Cheers bro, keep submitting highdeas. If you're ever in Cali let me know! You seem like someone I'd want to burn with aha.

 
 
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 1:08am

I write some pretty epic length things when I'm stoned too. Just because you don't have the attention span for something doesn't mean every stoner is the same way as you. I found this highdea to be awesome.

 
 
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 1:54pm
CamBam. Says:

Come on bro, he's "arealhiguy" he should know what a real stoner is like! Right!?

 
 
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:33am

This is a fantastic commentary on the ass-backwardness of the relation between religious doctrines and their respective practices. How people can be so blind and unaware never fails to astound me.
Keep the posts coming, great work.

 
 
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 2:26pm

I've never understood why anyone would spend their time calculating/predicting the end of the world. Either they're right and too many are dead for this predictor to benefit from the correct prediction or they're wrong and silly-looking.

 
 
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:34pm
deedee3 Says:

i stay clear of religion, ever since i was very young i could see the hypocrisy in it. the more i learned about religions the less logical they seemed. people are entitled to their own beliefs but i've got a solid understanding of mine...pretty much agree with karl marx on the topic. i don't believe manipulation through fear is a path i will ever choose. enjoyed reading your post, don't dumb down what you want to write so people with short attention spans can try to understand what you're talking about... length shouldn't be an issue for those of us who are literate

 
 
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 7:55pm

Dude, the Sandy Hooks conspiracy theories aren't there to spread fear. The Sandy Hook official story is created to spread fear. And it did pretty well, look how people are trying to get rid of their guns, as if it was a bad thing to have around.