Creation And The Creation Of Mankind
Creation and the creation of mankind
Talking about creation
Welcome to our article (52), Creation and creation of mankind
May God guide and help me to say the right things.
We want to talk about creation, and how some of us believe we were created. Anyhow, when we look at the history of the world, we find that most of them will tell us a different story. The only thing that they can agree on, is that in the beginning there was complete void or chaos.
One; The Greek pagan religions say that there was chaos, some of them describe chaos as a black page with nothing in it, then there are all different stories, some say that the earth and the sky were stirred from the force of love, and from their love came some gods, the cyclopes the giants and other beings were born.
Two; The Indus religions also says that there was chaos, but then this spiritual force started to create a few things. This is described in more details in the Laws of Manu.
Three; The Hebrew religion is somehow the same, and God created heaven and earth, and the animal and then the people.
So, most of us that live in the western world, we talk about the creation, as written in the Hebrew book the Bible.
Our forebears, believed in this Bible creation and they were happy to follow it, since they never asked any questions. But today we are different from our forebears, we want to prove it to ourselves, if it is right or wrong to believe certain things.
So, we have looked at other religions and their religious beliefs, where we have realized that not all of us believe in the same type of creation, therefore, we should look at how the world was created according to these other religions.
Of course, it is possible that the religious creations don’t exist at all, because it is possible that everything happened by itself, as it is claimed in the theory of evolution. If that turns out to be the case, then the religious creations are all an invention of our human minds.
But we don’t want to argue about whether, we should believe that creation according to religions is right, or evolution is right, we want only to see how most religions explain creation and the creation of mankind. So, we are going to describe how religions explain their religious creation? So, let us start with the Bible creation, since we are part of the western world religious beliefs.
Now before we do that, we want you to understand that, the purpose of these articles is that we want you to see that we need religions, but they need to be changed, so, what we are writing here is a sort of criticism, and then will be writing how we should view the new spiritual system.
Western religious book the Bible
Creation according to the Bible
So, let us see what the Bible says.
To describe creation according to the Bible, we are going to ask a layman called Don, and write his answers. Okay Don, what do you think about creation in the Bible?
I am a Roman Catholic born and baptized; therefore, I believe in creation according to the Bible. You know the Bible is the word of God, or God’s revelations through the prophets; therefore, I believe that God created the world in seven days, as it is said in the Bible, even if I a day in the Bible may not be one day of twenty-four hours as we know it today, but a lot longer.
Don, can you describe us creation itself please?
As you know; in the beginning God started by creating heaven and earth, it is said that the earth was a formless void and God created everything.
There was darkness over the water of the earth and God said; let there be light and there was light, and God saw that the light was good and divided light from darkness and he called the light day and the darkness night, the first day of creation.
After the first day of God’s creation in the Bible, God continues to create the rest of everything else, in the next four days, like all vegetation and animals as we know them and then the sixth day God creates man.
Here Don stopped and then he said.
Now the creation of man is a bit strange, because there are two descriptions in the Bible, the first description says that God said, ‘Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and then he said let them be masters of everything we have created.
Quote: God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them. End of quote.
Then God blessed them, saying to them, ‘be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Be the masters of everything.
Now, this is not all because the Bible is inconsistent, and there is a second Bible description. I don’t like it but, I am going to continue to tell you.
Adam and Eva at garden of Eden
Second description of the creation of man
Look he said, I am a believer and believe most things that are written in the Bible,
But I find hard to believe that this second description of man is right, however, let me tell you this second description of how man was created, you see, to me it seems that it has been added later.
In the Bible it says that at the beginning, there was no wild bush or any wild plant growing, because Yahweh God had not sent rain on earth, nor man to till the soil: I think that it is strange that God needed man to till the soil and for this reason God created man.
In those times, water flowed out of the ground and watered the surface of the soil, so, the soil was wet all the time, now here I want to quote what the Bible says; Quote; Yahweh God shaped man from the soil of the ground and blew the breath of life into his nostrils, and man became a living being. End of quote.
Then Yahweh God made a garden with all sorts of plants including the tree of life and the tree of knowledge and put the man he had made in the garden, God let the man know that he was the master of everything.
Here Don sighed and said, strange as it may seem this is different from the first creation of man, because in the first creation Yahweh God made man and woman together, but here they are created in a different way.
Now the man being master of everything gave names to all cattle, birds and wild animals, but no helper was found for him.
Here the Bible says that, Yahweh God made the man fall into a deep sleep, He took a rib from the man and made that rib into a woman; that is why we hear say when man describe woman; this one at least is bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh! And we call her woman because she was taken from man.
This is how the Bible explains creation and the creation of mankind. If you want to read the Bible here is a link; www.catholic.org.au/
We have described creation and the creation of mankind according to the Bible, with the help of Don; now we are going to see how other religions describe creation, to compare the difference.
Comparing the Bible to other religions
Now that we have written how the Bible describes creation and the creation of man, let us compare the Bible to the Indus religions, which is one of the larger religions of the world.
Anyhow, we want to find somebody that knows about Hinduism and The Laws of Manu, to compare with the Bible creation; so, we need an Indian who knows about religions, and about the castes, because we are writing about the creation of man.
We are going to ask this Indian called Butta about religions, at the same time, we will be checking it with The Laws of Manu book, to make sure that what he says make sense, because we want to stay with the main stream of the Indus religions and with the Laws of Manu.
The great sage Manu
The Laws of Manu creation
In this article, we are going to talk about the Laws of Manu, but to avoid duplicate content we are going to talk to this Indian bloke called Butta about their religion. We know that in India there are many religions, and we know that if anyone asks an Indian about their religions, they are going to say that it is not easy to talk about one religion, because there are many religions. Having this in mind, we are going to ask our friends, how their religious leaders explain creation, because we believe that the creation of the world and creation of man can be the same in all Indus religions.
Finally, we have been able to talk to our Indian friend Butta and other Indian people, we told them that we were talking with friends about the world creation and the creation of mankind.
Now out of curiosity, we want to compare our Christian religion to other different religions; so, we would like to know how the Indian religions describe creation and the creation of mankind. Anyhow, it took us a while to convince our friend Butta to talk, but in the end, he said:
Look, I don’t know a lot about religions because I am not a Brahman, you see a Brahman is the best person to talk to when you talk about religions; however, I can tell you a few religious things that I have learned during my life. But if you want to know more, I suggest that you read The Laws of Manu, where these things are explained, however, I am telling you what I can.
You see in the Laws of Manu there are these sages that ask the divine Manu these same questions that you are asking me, so, if you want to know how we were created and everything else read this book. Now just to give you an idea how the world started it goes like this:
This universe existed in the shape of darkness, wholly immersed, as it were, in a deep sleep. And then the divine Self existent Svayambhu, appeared with creative powers dispelling the darkness.
Desiring to produce many kinds of beings from his body, he created the waters and placed his seed in them, his seed became a golden egg and from the egg was born Brahman, the progenitor of the world. Brahman being the progenitor of the world created everything else, this is how the world started, and now let us see how the four castes or mankind started.
Mankind was started from Brahman, and it is said that in order to protect the universe, the most resplendent one assigned separate occupations to those that sprang from his mouth, arms, thighs, and feet.
The Brahmans who sprang from his mouth, he assigned teaching and studying the Veda, they are like the priests or the house of Levi in the Bible, if one wants to compare them to the western religions. Now, because the Brahmans sprang from Brahman’s and possesses the Veda, he is by right the lord of all creation.
The Kshatriya he commanded to protect the people, to study the Veda and other duties.
The Vaisya to tend cattle, to offer sacrifices, to study the Veda and other duties
The occupation of the Sudra is to serve meekly the other three castes.
If you want to read more about The Laws of Manu,
here is the link; The Laws of Manu
Our creation talks conclusions
Now let us talk briefly the pagan religions, that were the main religions in the western world before Christianity, this religion had many gods and goddesses and many other things and beliefs. Anyhow, here is a hub that talks about this, hub.me/agotI
What we have written above are the three main religions of the world, and it is worth to compare them to learn about ourselves. It is necessary to learn all of them, plus we must also consider evolution, and other religions that explain in their own ways the creation of mankind. So, we wonder which one of these theories is the closest to the truth.
Anyhow, we can add here is that there is no real creation in the ancient pagan religions. These religions say very little about creation, and when they say anything is very vague; In Greek and Roman mythology it seems that creation started with Mother Earth and the sky, somehow the god Eros was born from them and he started to stir thing up and most things were created from this chaos that Eros created and many other strange things.
Here we conclude, that if we consider all creations, we believe that perhaps evolution has the upper hand, but this is not to say that God and other spiritual being have not played a part in creating every living thing, because we believe they have, as we are going to mention this in our religious theory of Reconciliation of the universe, in this third part of our religious writings.
Here we may have to add this to make sense; in this complex world of religions and religious beliefs, anyone that wants to talk about religions and make sense, he may as well wish that there is a supernatural power to help him. This is what we are going to talk about in our next article. This is all in this article.
See you in our next hub, Reconciliation part three
May God bless us all.
Some religious links
- God works in mysterious ways
God works in mysterious ways, let me tell you a story. My own life observations and in this story explain how God works in mysterious ways.
- Religious theory
This religious theory is based on the facts that man needs God and religions, so there is this need to review the existing world religions in such a way that they would be able to serve humanity.
- Religions need to continue
Religions need to continue is the end of Prayers for reconciliation religious writings, which are discussions to get ready for Reconciliation of the Universe that is a theory for a super religion.
- Prayers of Reconciliation
Prayers of Reconciliation, I come to you praying Father Most High and eternal life giver of every living thing, I am praying thee for forgiveness of my sins and reconciliation.. People prayers to God.
- Man needs God
God is seen in different ways from different religious people, but that does not mean that God is different, it is only that we see God thus, but that does not matter here because man needs God anyhow
- Religious reconciliation forum
This Religious Reconciliation Forum has been opened to find ways and discuss religious issues, in the hope that we would be able to find a way to modify religions and to introduce my religious theory.
- Nature of the Universe and earth
We are setting up all these spiritual circles, in order to describe our theory of how God spiritual world could be. Personal imaginary theory aiming at how to reconcile all religions