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We Need to Believe in God

The need to believe in God, is shown by the many religious signs

There are many religions in the world, most of the major one have their own sign that represents them, which in a way they tell you what are they about. These signs are also there, so that they can be recognized easily by the believers.

There are many religions in the world, most of the major one have their own sign that represents them, which in a way they tell you what are they about. These signs are also there, so that they can be recognized easily by the believers.

Our need to believe in God

Welcome to our article (113), We need to believe in God

Dear readers, during our lives, most of us will have our doubts about our religious beliefs, some of us will conclude that God does not exist, because there are many things that don’t add up properly in our religious beliefs: for instance, when something horrible happens, we are bound to ask ourselves, why God let these horrible things happen? Then, we will continue to ask ourselves, if God exists or does not exist, because of what is happening around us. Now, all this asking that we do to ourselves, it will drive us to think that God does not exist, because if God existed these horrible things should not have happened. Now, if we follow this trend, we will end up by becoming atheists. But becoming atheists does not solve any problems, it only can make things worse, because we will lose hope. You see, God and religions are those things that let us hope for the best; some people say that God is hope for those that need hope most, so, let us continue to believe in God and religions, the way that we have been taught to believe, if we can. You see, we need to believe in God for many reasons, even when things happen that make us think that God does not exist, or God does not care about us, because God does not help us solve our everyday problems, or prevent something horrible happening, like what has happened in Spain yesterday; (18/08/2017) this madman has driven a large vehicle through a large crowed in the street of Barcelona, killing 15 people and injuring over a hundred others. What hurts most is that there is evidence that this is another terrorist attack, that religious extremists are waging against the rest of the community, in fact it seems that this attack was part of an organized group of extremist, who were going to carry out other violent deeds, but the Spanish police were able to stop them in time.

Anyhow, even this evidence should not stop us believing in God, because our beliefs can be helpful in some other ways, this we are trying to explain here-under, if we can describe a way how our spiritual side works and what we usually do to satisfy our spiritual needs. Which in our Roman Catholic religion, it can also be expressed by our adoration of a Madonna or Saints. Let me explain a Madonna or Saint does not take the place of God, but it is a link of the chain that links to God. You see, people pray to Madonna or saints because they seem closer to us.

This is the statue of the Madonna of Genzano that is taken around town at this Madonna feast.

This is the statue of the Madonna of Genzano di Lucania, which is taken around the town in a procession. The feast lasts three days, all the town takes part at this religious feast in a way or another. So, the people have a good time.

This is the statue of the Madonna of Genzano di Lucania, which is taken around the town in a procession. The feast lasts three days, all the town takes part at this religious feast in a way or another. So, the people have a good time.

Looking at our spiritual needs 

I believe that to understand our spiritual needs, we need to look at what today religious institutions want us to do, which is usually what our forebears did in the past. We need to understand that religions have been made up for us from our forebears, they have been made for those needs that were present at the times when they were written. Most of those needs will still apply today, and they will still apply tomorrow because most of them don’t change. It is only some very extreme religious needs that may change, because things around us have changed and keep changing, so, those religious needs are not useful anymore, but most of them are still useful.

Anyhow, if we think about it, soon or later we will understand today spiritual needs, that are required for our present times. Today I am convinced that we need to believe in God and everything else that comes with it, because that is what we humans are like, we need to believe in God, it is necessary for us to believe in these religious institutions, which our forebears have setup for us in the past, as they give us some guidance how to live our lives. So, let us look at what some of these religious ways that we are using even today do, starting with my own native town and its religious feasts, since I believe that these religious feasts help people live a better and happier life.

In my native town of Genzano di Lucania, we have many religious feasts, the most important of these feasts is the feast of this Madonna called Maria Santissima Delle Grazie, this feast runs for three days, and all the people have good time. For a start, everyday there is a religious procession, where we take this Madonna statue around the town, there are a lot of people that take part in it, those that are not in the procession, will line the street to see the procession passing by. Because of this festive season, there are lots of happy things to do, there is a few merry go around for the kids, some games for older people are played, there are many stalls set up to sell ice-creams and other joyful things, there are a few bands playing music in the square. In other words, it is a very happy time for the town’s people. This may not seem a lot today because ice-cream and music are available every day of our lives, but in the past they waited for this feast to enjoy these things.

So, we can say that this is a way of life that our forebears have instituted for us. Now, just to prove my point, my native town of Genzano di Lucania, it is not the only town that has these religious feasts, so, let me name a few other nearby towns that come to my mind even today: in Banzi (this is a small town about 4 km from Genzano) there is the feast of St. Vito the 15th of June and here too, they have games bands and everything else to make people happy; another important feast is the feast of St Rocco in Tolve; (this is a town that take 4 or 5 hours walk to reach it on foot, some devotees walk an entire night to reach this town, but they are devotees, so, they are happy to do it), another one is the feast of St Gerardo in Potenza. Of course, there are a lot more feasts, in fact every town has at least one feast of its saint protector. Which we can say that it is a way of life that helps the people live a better life. So, religions are helpful. Now, here I should add that there can be exceptions, when religions are used to make wars and hatred, like in the case of the Muslims terrorists, which I believe it is only a very small part of the Islamic religion.

Anyhow, I have written this article to show that we need to believe in God, because to believe in God is helpful for everybody around; the only problem here is that the world needs to find an universal God and religion that everybody can believe in, so that religions cannot be used to harm other religions and the people.

Anyhow, I have written this article to prove that God and religions need to exist, and that is why we have written our theory of Reconciliation of the Universe Where we explain how we see God of the future.

I believe that I have said enough in this article, so, see you soon whenever I find something else to say.

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Hereunder is one of the links of the feasts I have been talking about.

SAN ROCCO- TOLVE (PZ) - YouTube

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We need of a new description of God, which can be as follow

I believe that God of the universe can be anything, so, it does not need to be a person like us, just because we would like to have a God in our own imagine; so, a description of God could be positive spiritual life energies, like this photo shows.

I believe that God of the universe can be anything, so, it does not need to be a person like us, just because we would like to have a God in our own imagine; so, a description of God could be positive spiritual life energies, like this photo shows.

© 2017 Francesco Menchise

Comments

Rod Martin Jr from Cebu, Philippines on August 22, 2017:

Instead of belief, how about merely knowing God? Belief is imperfect; faith and knowing are perfect. God is humble, yet confident. He is responsible and loving. The more we are like Him, the more we are following His son, Jesus, and the closer we move toward Him.

Francesco Menchise (author) from Brisbane Australia on August 19, 2017:

Hi KingdomCome, I agree on your first answer. But when you attack the Catholic Church, which happens to be a Christian religion just like yours, I see that you have fixed ideas about your religious beliefs, which to me does not matter. Today what could be important is how the world could overcome, the extremist religious threat that the terrorist wage in the name of their God.

So, I would like to ask you a question: Do you think that Allah the Muslim God, is a God or he is something else? And how you compare Allah to Yahweh, when the Muslim believe that it is the same God?

KingdomCome from those of the Ecclesia on August 19, 2017:

And one point I will make. My belief is in God , and in His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. And in the Kingdom of God. Everything else is of the world.

KingdomCome from those of the Ecclesia on August 19, 2017:

Basicly the catholic church is teaching false doctrine. You are implying that all religions have some common belief and with in that common beflief there should be some unity that can be used for good, That is garbage. Their just like the catholic church is a false religious system so are all other religions out there. They are ALL part of the anti-Christ system which includes the Catholic. The spiritual aspect of the Catholic church come from satan just as it does for all the other religions out there. The word "religious" appilies to ALL religions out there, not just so called "christians". Which also means many false gods and the anti-christs that are out there. The Catholic worship and pray to Saints too. Pure evil of them to do that. Are these "Saints" your spiritual"gods"?

This is why I believe this article is garbage. And don't bother to try and explain yourself.

Francesco Menchise (author) from Brisbane Australia on August 19, 2017:

To Ozinato, thanks for your short comment, and for agreeing with my ideas.

Francesco Menchise (author) from Brisbane Australia on August 19, 2017:

To KingdomCome, can you please explain yourself, why you classify what I hve written as garbage, when what you believe may be garbage?

KingdomCome from those of the Ecclesia on August 19, 2017:

This is garbage.

Andrew Petrou from Brisbane on August 19, 2017:

Some great ideas here.