How could a religion be a lie is it because it’s not true?

“Damien, how could a religion be a lie is it because it’s not true? With my definition of a lie there must be agency. A lie is the intent to deceive. How would you go about defining a lie in the religious context? I hope you don’t mind my questions I enjoy learning about others position as I know mine is not perfect I may adopt something from yours.” – Questioner  Types of religion lying? ”Bad faith” lies, eroding the acknowledgement of one’s own ability to act and determine one’s possibilities self-efficiency and self-mastery instead requires reliance on the religion, god, holy person/pastor/priest or holy book/some other believed sacred thing. 1 ”Bald-faced” lies, lie such as talking donkeys in the bible (Numbers 22:28-30) or flying horses (Sahih al-Bukhari, 5:58:227 an Islamic holy book) are lies that are obviously a lies. 1 “Big lie” lies, a lie which attempts to trick the victim into believing something major which will likely be contradicted by some information the victim already possesses, or by their common sense. Say for instance the promotion of magic as real. Some religions claim that praying for somebody who is sick can have positive effects on the health of the person being prayed for. Magic is not real, never was, so to keep professing magic as a real thing to the contrary of reality, such as the nonsense belief of prayer even after it was tested and of course it failed (STEP study 2006) but the vigorous support of prayer not lessened at all, so it is promoting a “Big lie.” 1 2 “Bluffing” lies, to pretend to have a capability or...

What is bible and Who is jesus???

“Damien, who is jesus???” – Questioner My response, well to me, jesus is the title name given to the proposed personage of Yeshua, a prominent character in the bible’s new testament stories some claim was a son of god and also the father god as well as a presumed external spirit being forming a trinity, both acknowledged as three separate “beings, but not???” yet also claimed to still be one and the same person; yeah it makes no sense. “Damien, what is bible ???” Questioner My response, the bible is Christian scriptures, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. I see the bible like pretty much how I see all holy books, that they are obviously man made works of historical fiction and dogmatic propaganda generally with some amount pseudoscience, pseudohistory, and pseudomorality. I see all holy books as the propaganda for religions that are organized lying. “Damien you said, “to you religions are organized lying.” If your definition of truth is “the intent to deceive” then I cannot see how someone who believes can be considered lying. Can you help me with this Damien?” – Questioner My response, I see religions are organized lying (dogmatic propaganda generally with some amount pseudoscience, pseudohistory, and pseudomorality) telling nontruth as if it is proven real without evidence and disproof against such assertions as pseudotruth, not a possibility of truth, no pseudotruth is offered as fact, which is lying. “Maybe as a system religion is a lie but my grandmother really did believe that she was going to heaven before she died. Would you say that she was lying?”...