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My views of God, mankind and religions
Welcome to our article (118) God, religion and mankind
Dear readers, today I am writing about God religions and mankind, because I want to express my modified religious beliefs. I hope that one day I can write an article that can suggest, how mankind can bring all religions together, because that is what the world needs now; religions must work together and not against each other.
We can do that because today the world needs religions that aim for globalization, since most people and governments have abandoned isolation policies; so, it is helpful if religions follow the same trend. Anyhow, I will try to keep this article short, but it looks like that there are too many issues, it is also complex, so, I need to write about several issues, to complete this article.
Now, let us talk about our religious beliefs, and the way we see God and religions. I believe that while God exists, but God is different to the ways that we have been taught God is. Religions have been written by us humans, so, humanity can re-write them if necessary. Now, this view of re-writing religious beliefs is not new, because it has happened before, if we look at our human history. So, we are going to mention some of these changes, to show you our views.
To explain this better, we need to talk first about our religious standing point of view, because our religious beliefs are conditioned from ourselves: for instance, I am a Roman Catholic, so, I know mostly about Christian religions, and those religions that derive from the Bible. For this reason, I am going to talk mostly about them.
However, it would be good, if we can talk about religions in a chronological way, It is believed that Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world. What I know about them is that I have read the, The Laws of Manu , which has given me some idea, what these religions are like.
Anyhow, these Indian religions like, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism; also, the East Asian religions like, Taoism, Confucianism, Korean and Japanese religion, and others; we will talk about them sparingly, because we don’t know enough about them. Anyhow, all religions have something to do with spirituality. Now let us talk about the Western religions and what we know about them.
The pyramids in Egypt, are monuments about God and after life
Looking at the old Western religions
From what is known today, one of the oldest civilizations is the Egyptian, they built these pyramids, where there is evidence that they believed in gods and spiritual things. In fact, they believed in the underworld, they believed that their Pharaoh was a god, that would re-join the other spiritual gods when they died. They also believed that one day their Pharaoh could return to life, that is why they preserved their bodies. To understand better their beliefs, you can check out this Book of the Dead - Wikipedia.
Then these is the Greek civilization. The Greeks believed in many Gods, today there are many statues that can be seen in their ancient temples. The oldest written evidence can be found in old Greek literature, such as, The Iliad and the Odyssey, where the story teller Omer tells us about the war that the Greek waged against Troy, the Trojan horse and how the gods were in favour or against those people, who took part in this war. In the Odyssey he talks about Ulysses and his return journey to his Greek island kingdom, it seems that Ulysses had done something that the gods didn’t like, so, they didn’t want him to return home, but in the end, he succeeded. Anyhow, the gods in the Greek mythology are more like humans, they have for their king Jupiter and they live on Mount Olympus. If you want to know more, check these links below, Family tree of the Greek gods - Wikipedia, You see the Greek pagan religion, like other religions have their own version about creation and the world of the dead. Persephone: Queen of the Underworld,
Then there were the Romans, the Romans believed in many spiritual things, their religion was a mix up of religions, so, they believed in lots of gods, plus all the gods that other people had. So, when they conquered a new place, they not only took the people as slaves, they also took their gods to Rome; the Romans even took some of the monuments with them, one of this is the obelisk they took from Egypt, which even today is in Saint Peter Square in Rome. Anyhow, we can say that the Roman religion was very much like the Greek religion, with a few variations.
What we want to point out here, is that religions change from time to time, so, they don’t last forever, the way they have been written the first time, which is different from what the Bible and the religions that derive from the Bible want us to believe.
Talking about the Bible, there are reasons to believe that the Bible was and is the Hebrew history book. In those times religions was the government as well. Anyhow, the Hebrews were the people that have written the Bible. What is written in the Bible is accurate to a certain degree, but not everything is the way they want us to believe.
Anyhow, we believe that religions have a very important role to play in our lives, even if they change and are not perfect, and are man-constructed, as this you-tube link below here will show you.
Now, in our next sub-article, let us talk about the role of religions in our lives.
This is the Greek mythology
The Egyptian obelisc, St. Peter Square Rome
The role of religions in our lives
We must admit that humanity has always needed God and religion in the past, so, we will continue to need God and religions in the future to live a meaningful life. You see, that is the reason why, our forebears believed in God, whether they had proof about the existence of their God, we don’t know, but they wrote their religious rule according to their beliefs.
Today we are questioning whether the existing religions are true. So, while most people believe in God and religions the way they are; other people believe that God may not exist, and religions are man-made, just because we need them.
Anyhow, I am writing this article like an agnostic person, so, let me say what I have learn about religions, because I am writing this article to say that religions are useful to us humans, when religions are made and used the proper way. But when religions don’t fulfil their role anymore, because they have become out of date, then religions must be modified, they need to be re-set in a way that they can serve humanity, according to the times we are living.
So, the role of religions is to serve and guide humanity, because they have been written for that reason, therefore, we need to keep this religious set-up going, even if we need to modify religions, to make them work better. Now, let me see what I can suggest if we want to achieve that, without shocking you too much. Anyhow, I hope that God will guide me to say the right things.
Anyhow, religions are like a written law-book that does not need the police to enforce the law, because that can be achieved in a spiritual way, where God is the judge of everything, while your conscience is the part that tells you what is right to do. I believe that the older generation were good at setting up these things. They did this by trial and error, and later they wrote their rules down.
Having done that, they found that it is a convenient way to control the people, since all they need to do is to remind their followers to do what they are told, according to their religious set of rules; by doing that they reinforced their control over the people.
You see, I believe that God and religions, they have been invented by mankind, to give the people that extra guidance that we need. Because there is not real evidence that God exists. But there are good reasons to believe that, God and religions are an invention of our human mind. But then, I might be wrong.
Therefore, I believe that God is not completely an invention of our mind, because God exists and is the energies of the existing life on earth. So, God exists, but is not the same way that the Bible says, and the Koran says. Because their God is too powerful to exist. We believe that their super powerful God cannot exist because the description of God, is beyond the possible ways of the physical laws of the universe.
Therefore, how we can describe God that can be supported from the physical laws of the universe, keeping in mind, that this God must fulfil our human needs, like what most religions do today. To do that we should believe that God is not the creator of everything, but God is part of the universe, and the creator of all existing life.
If we can do that, then existing religions can remain the same as they are today, the additional benefit is that all religions can be linked to this spiritual God, since God is the spiritual Father of all living beings.
Now, let us try to describe, how this spiritual God can exist within the universe. But before we do that, let us explain how we see other religious things.
Explaining God and other religious things
We believe that religion must be reset to serve humanity, in a way that most of the world people can accept, because that is the role that religions must play.
We believe that the existence of God; is an assumption that humankind invented for their own needs. We have written some reasons in this article, Man needs God, about this existence of God; as we know today, it has worked well, but today things are different; even though we still believe that man needs God.
Therefore, we believe that the time has come, when we need to look at everything together, because there are many things that don’t add up in religions. You see, religions are used from many people the wrong way. They can do that, because of the way religions have been set-up, therefore, religions need to be set up in a different way.
You see, if there is a God of the universe, this God can only be a God for everybody, this cannot be a God for the Jews, Roman Catholic or Muslims only. We believe that those people that want a God for themselves, because this God would help them kill the other people, are nut people, and they need to go to a mental institution. The Muslims that kill in the name of their God are terrorists and nothing else; they have invented a God for themselves that will let them kill other people.
A God that kills, is not a God, because God is supposed to give life, and not to take away life, that is the great difference in the spiritual world. You see, it is believed that only God can give life, that is the reason why, God is above all other spiritual entities, because no one else can give life to anything except God; this belief of being the life giver of everything, will give God the importance God deserves.
I know now that you will hate me, because my God is not the creator of everything, but he is part of everything, since this is how I see God. I cannot see God creating everything from nothing. So, let me describe, how I imagine God and the universe, since I believe that God exists within the universe.
God of the universe is positive life energy
God exists within the universe
My views about God and the universe, is that God exists within the universe. The other option we have, is that God is the universe; this means that God is the physical and the spiritual universe together. Both these assumptions are possible, since they give us the option to believe in God; but we must choose one that makes more sense to us.
Now, to write this sub-article, I must believe that I am a seer, so, I can see things that the average person cannot see, since God has given me this gift. Now, what I can see here is this: God and the universe have always existed; but we can say that they may have changed during their long existence.
Anyhow, my theory is that God is the spiritual positive life energies of the universe, that can give life to every living thing; therefore, God cannot be the creator of the universe as written in the Bible, because we have chosen is the spiritual God.
Now we need to explain our views. We believe that the writers of the Bible did not know that our earth is only a small part of the universe. They thought that we were the most important part of what they believed existed. So, from this point of view they fabricated everything else.
Anyhow, they had to imagine how the world came into being, therefore, they thought that there was a creator, and they called this creator God. Today things have changed a lot, and we can use a different point of view; we believe that God is not the creator of everything, unless we describe God as being everything, and God and the universe has always existed. Then once we separate the physical part of the universe from the spiritual part, we are left with the spiritual life energies of the universe, these energies we can call God.
Now because I am a believer, I am praying God for forgiveness if what I am saying is not what he wants me to say, hoping that God listens to my prayer.
Having said that, now I need to describe how this spiritual God is like, even if that is the most difficult thing that can be done.
It is my personal belief, that God can only be the spiritual life energies of the universe, these God life energies are everywhere in the universe and they give life to every living being; so, we are part of these life energies and we need to stay in touch with them the best way we can, if we want these life energies to help us in our life, that is if we behave in a w ay that is compatible with them, because only then God can help us.
Anyhow, now that I have described God of the universe, I need also to suggest a people prayer for this future God, so, this is the prayer that I am suggesting:
People prayer to God
Praying God for reconciliation
Our Lord God with our personal concerns we come to you praying God-Most-High, master of the universe and life giver to all living things, we are praying thee for forgiveness of our sins, and reconciliation to thy spiritual life force energies of the universe.
My Lord God, I am praying thee and hoping that in your mercy you would forgive me all my life sins, and that you would make me spiritually clean of any impurities that may affect my soul, and thus, I would become worthy to pray to you and my prayers of forgiveness and reconciliation would be heard and accepted.
My Lord God, and Almighty Father, I am praying thee in the hope that I would receive your forgiveness, reconciliation, spiritual cleansing, spiritual guidance and blessing, and after receiving them, let me be your humble servant.
My Lord God hear my prayer forgive me my sins and bless me; so that I can live in harmony with thy spiritual and eternal benevolent life-force energies of the universe, which gives spiritual life to every living being; Father hear my prayer, amen.
Of course, we need more prayer and other things, to keep in touch with God life force, some of which can be found in, Prayers of Reconciliation,
I must stop writing now, because this article is too long. See you next time, where we are writing philosophy and our inner feeling, because they are similar to religious beliefs.
May God bless us all.
Some religious links
- God Of The Universe
This is our theory of God of the Universe within the life cycle of the universe; God is the positive and constructive life force that guides the universe residing at the center or at the top of it.
- Prayers for Reconciliation
Prayers for Reconciliation, there is only one God throughout the universe and the angels poem prayer, in this article: is the beginning of a religious theory that aims to save religions in the future
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