The Dangers of Unbelief and Why Unbelief is Necessary for False Beliefs

The Dangers of Unbelief and Why Unbelief is Necessary for False Beliefs

If you maintain religious beliefs, you must reject everything that contradicts them. This is why unbelief is necessary to sustain false beliefs about reality. The dangers of unbelief in science and common sense have disastrous consequences. Learn about the psychological tactics that make this possible and what you can do about it.

Maintaining a belief system of make-believe takes work, but over 4 billion people do it. These people submit to regular groupthink programming to reinforce their beliefs. Some subject themselves to this programming weekly. Still, others immerse themselves in this programming all day, every day of the week.

“It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible.  What we know as blind faith is sustained by innumerable unbeliefs.” — Eric Hoffer

How Unbelief Makes False Beliefs Possible

Why should we care what people believe? We need to care about what others believe because beliefs drive behaviors. When mythology is used as a substitute for facts, it opens the door for further manipulation. Mind control tactics create suicide bombers and fanatics with automatic weapons. That’s why make-believe isn’t harmless.

Why Unbelief is Dangerous

Believers are proud to say they live by faith and not by sight. So, unbelief is evil because make-believe and pretending are the tools used for hypnotic suggestion. Unbelief is regarded as the rejection of their faith. But they don’t see how this mindset prevents them from seeing the facts contradicting their views.

It seems counterintuitive to use unbelief to make belief possible, but that is exactly what traps many people. We think believers have this backward. Religious believers fail to believe the facts that refute their mythologies and superstitions. It is the believers who are “under the spell” of unbelief in science and logic.

Why Unbelief Is Necessary to Undermine Common Sense

The tactic to undermine belief in science does two things. First, it discourages members from challenging the dogma. Second, it teaches believers to protect the system with violence if necessary.

These are the tools of systematic religious indoctrination that make belief in myths possible. Religion uses self-hypnosis and group hypnosis to brainwash people. What is crazy is that people not only submit to this brainwashing but also pay for it.

If you can get them to believe in talking snakes and zombies, you can program any beliefs and values. Unbelief is evil to religion because if you don’t believe, it undermines their ability to program you. If they can’t program you, they can’t control you.

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
― Voltaire

“You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain.  Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies.  Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence.  Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly.  It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent, but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.” ― Aldous Huxley

The Dangers of Unbelief for Believers

Questioning long-held beliefs can trigger our survival mode. In fact, this is intentional. Religious cults have used this mind hack long before they were adopted by the Abrahamic religions. It’s done with the process of indoctrination, exactly like military boot camp.

It starts by accepting a premise to which beliefs about reality can be attached. In the military, this revolves around following orders. The same is true for religion, which stipulates its orders in creeds and statements of faith.

These beliefs become ingrained. They are the litmus test, and you will protect these beliefs because they become your identity. Ask anyone who has served in the military, and they will proudly tell you which branch of service they hold allegiance to. Ask any religious believer, and they will tell you which branch of the Abrahamic tree they accept as truth. This is why unbelief is dangerous for believers; it means rejecting their identity.

If you question why, you believe what you do, you face the dangers of unbelief. You lose your afterlife benefits and are headed to hell. By the way, we are all going to hell in someone else’s religion. But this becomes a mortal fear that triggers our survival mode. In fact, religions get believers to accept a lot of false beliefs, which cause emotional and physical distress.

Cognitive Dissonance the Religious Headache

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Cognitive dissonance is a psychological condition. It is caused by the inability to resolve conflicting ideas. This stress triggers the “fight, flight, or freeze” reaction. Religion uses this stress to make belief in its dogma possible. It’s beneficial for religious leaders to create issues that trigger these emotions. When you are in a state of continual fear and anxiety, you will accept their propaganda more readily. You are easier to manipulate when experiencing these emotions. It’s what makes belief in fairy tales possible.

Anxiety caused by the tension of cognitive dissonance manifests in other ways. We can identify the programming that triggers this mode by assessing our belief in things that are not factual.

Quiz for Why Unbelief is Necessary

Conspiracies, controversial ideas, and unsubstantiated fables create tension and uncertainty. This constant state of stress makes you more likely to accept outlandish ideas. Here are some questions to help you see if you are “under the spell” of believing the unbelievable:

1) Do vaccines work, yes or no?
2) The COVID pandemic is a fabrication, yes or no?
3) Did we land on the moon, yes or no?
4) The condensation trails caused by jet aircraft are just water vapor, yes or no?
5) Is there proof in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, yes or no?
6) Is there evidence for the existence of “big-foot,” yes or no?

Check your answers at the end of the article. (1)

Why Letting Go of False Beliefs is Hard

Fear brings the problem of evil to the forefront. The problem of evil is a sensitive subject if your worldview is based on a dualistic mindset. It is a sensitive issue to those in the Abrahamic Traditions. A dualistic philosophy is black and white, good versus evil.

Here’s how it works. First, you create a problem. Then, you provide the solution to the problem. For example, you create the mythology of hell. If you aren’t worthy, you spend eternity being tortured; that’s a huge problem that plays on our existential fear of death.

Now for the solutions. If you join our religion, you get to go to heaven instead of hell. All it costs to do so is your time and a sizeable portion of your income. The programming you get with this package deal means you must protect the belief system with violence if necessary. Problem solved. Accept heaven or go to hell, that underscores the dangers of unbelief.

So, the afterlife becomes both the goal and the excuse. It’s the goal of membership and the reason to hate those who don’t believe as you do. Unbelief becomes necessary to substantiate every flavor of bias and prejudice. Now, you have a focus for your hate. You can demonize those who hold a different worldview. Your religious beliefs give you the excuse to commit gender discrimination or violence. In this way, believers can have a clear conscience.

We do this with most things in life and law. For example, violence against another person is a crime, but there are exceptions. If someone tries to harm you, you can defend yourself. If someone has a heart attack in your car, you break the posted speed limit while driving to the hospital to save their life. In some cities, it is against the law to feed someone homeless, but people give them food and water anyway because it is the right thing to do.

When Unbelief is Evil

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One of the main things that make organized religion such a powerful force is its ability to program the cultural narrative. All it takes to do this is a lifetime of indoctrination. Although this is a considerable investment, the religion receives a lifelong paying customer. Disbelief is evil because religion depends upon a black-and-white dichotomy, good versus evil. It requires the individual to accept arbitrary standards of religion. It teaches people to ignore their moral compass and exchange it for the values of the religion.

We submit that unbelief is evil when you substitute myth for facts. It is nothing more than psychological manipulation for profit. These brainwashing tools are not new. They come from Assyria, Egypt, Babylon, and Persia’s ancient mystery religions. All Abrahamic religions (2), Christianity, Islam, and Judaism share these roots. The Abrahamic religions got their beliefs and mind manipulation tools from these superstitions. They are nothing more than the rebranding of these mystery religions.

Unbelief is Sin

The Church teaches that one of the dangers of unbelief is sin. Sin is the transgression of divine law, a crime against God. Unbelievers are branded as heretics. Heretics or infidels are subject to the divine penalty for unbelief, which includes torture and execution.

How do you distinguish man-made laws and regulations from those of the higher power? These are all mind games. The concept of morality is subjective, depending on the values supported by the culture.

Unbelief as Disobedience

When believers say unbelief is disobedience, it means you aren’t following what I think God said. Each of the 10,000 versions of the Abrahamic religions portrays itself as the authorized dealer for the one true higher power. So, if you don’t obey their rules, you disobey God.

The problem with this logic is determining which of the 10,000 versions is actually correct. One way is to research the origins to determine the source. If you do this, they all fail. None of these religions is new; they are all copies of copies. The doctrines come from the ancient mystery religions of the Mediterranean circa 5000 BCE. These are the religions from Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, and Persia. Nothing divine here, just mythologies and superstitions. This is why unbelief is necessary to sustain false beliefs.

Unbelief is as Witchcraft and Divination

Witchcraft is the practice of magic. Of course, the Abrahamic religions are also based on magic. In the Abrahamic paradigm, the main formula for salvation is “mystical magical appropriation.” So, there’s a conflict. The practice of magic outside of Western religion was branded Witchcraft, so it could be demonized. These indigenous cultural traditions compete with Western religion.

Divination is the practice of hidden knowledge, but that’s precisely what the Abrahamic religions are built on. Every ritual and ceremony can be traced back to earlier traditions from Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, and Persia. They have invented nothing. So, they make anything that doesn’t have their label evil.

In Conclusion

The dangers of unbelief in science, logic, and common sense give religions power. So, avoid organized religion at all costs. There are cultures where belonging to the dominant religion is a requirement. Freedom of choice is limited. To make belief possible, religions must control your thinking and behaviors.

If you live in such a community, you must learn to project an outward assimilation effect while remaining open-minded. You must learn how to see through the programming and find resources and partners who can support freethinkers.


(1) Answers for “Quiz, Why Unbelief is Necessary.” If you answer yes to questions 1 through 4 and then answer no to questions 5 and 6 it shows you are not under the spell of false beliefs or conspiracy theory mania.

(2) Abrahamic Religions. Wikipedia