In my religious opinion
Reading some religious books
In my opinion
May God guide and help me write these religious writings?
This religious article is hub 102, where we are going to attempt to explain our religious theory in another way, in the hope that it is easier to understand, how we have formed our religious beliefs, and how we see religions these days.
Dear readers, this article that I am writing here, it is going to be called “In my opinion”, or, in our opinion, if Hub Pages allows me to use this titles, or, we will use another title close enough to these titles. Anyhow, it is going to be an article about our own religious beliefs; which are going to be based mainly on my own life experience, taking also in consideration our religious friends experiences that we are aware of, so, this article is about all those things that I have observed during my life, as some of them have changed my opinion. Anyhow, let me explain myself briefly what we mean, you see, every one of us, sees and understand things in our own ways, and from the way we understand those things, we form our own opinion/s that usually may last the rest of our lives. Here we can add, that sometimes we would like to share these opinions as well, because we believe that they are important enough to be shared.
So, I would like to share what I have learned from life, above all those things that have given me the opportunity to change my earlier opinion. So, I would like to tell you about my entire life story and how I formed my opinion/s, which could even be interesting to read, since every one of us has a story to tell and it would be a different story that other people could or would tell. But, in this article I am not going to tell you about my life story, because it would be too long and also boring for the average readers of today. Therefore, I would like to tell you only a few selected things that in my opinion are important enough to be told.
Now, because this article of ‘In my opinion’, is going to be published as being part of my religious writings, I am going to write mostly about religious issues. But at the same time, I am going to tell you as briefly as possible, how I have reached my religious opinions. So, let us start by telling you what I have already written and why.
You see, I have written about one hundred religious articles already in Hub Pages; I have written them according to my own religious opinion and some of my religious friend’s opinions as well. I have been able to write these religious articles, because I have discussed them with my religious friends, while we have been reading religious books that we happen to have, or, from the books that we can find on the internet. Books like the Bible, Catholic Online, Book of Mormon, The Koran -- Simple Search, The Laws of Manu, and any other religious articles that we have found here and there. So, today I have formed my own opinion about religions in general, which I would like to share with the public if I can. So, here I am ready to tell you my religious opinions.
But before I start to write my humble opinions that I have formed, I would like to tell you that to write these religious articles is not going to be easy for me; because, whoever wants to write them has got to have some very deep religious beliefs, one should feel a sort of mystic within oneself, and above all, has got to believe that he is doing the right thing and is doing the right thing even if it is hard to do. In other words, one has got to feel that is doing his duty, not only as a religious believer, but also as a good citizen, which would be like what I have written in my site, http://frankmenchise.com, the duty of any human being, or something similar to that.
Since I believe that I am that type of person and I would like to do my duty, I am going to try writing these religious articles, that I believe could help humanity in the future, at least that is my humble opinion.
So, let me start talking about these religious issues that I have in mind hereunder, I will try to make it brief, but even now I can see that I am going to write a few articles to cover these religious issues that I have in mind. So, let me start to talk about religions.
Now, before I start talking about my religious opinion, I would like to say that all my religious beliefs are based on spiritualty, so, for me God exists and all other spiritual entities exist as well. So, don’t get me wrong, when sometimes you see me talking like an atheist, because, sometimes we need to do that in order to make our point of view, that might not be in line with some main stream beliefs.
Ancient Egyptian pyramids and others religious beliefs
Talking about religions
If we want to talk about religions, first of all, in my opinion we need to talk about the need that we the people of this world have for religions. Now, in order to prove that we need religions, we only need to read some history books, or look at some ancient monuments to see what ancient people believed in: like the Egyptian pyramids, we can find some religious explanation in the Egyptian Book of the Dead - The Nazarene Way, or the Greek and Roman’s gods and goddesses statues that are still around today. These old monuments that still exist today is the proof that most civilizations have believed in some gods and supernatural forces.
So, a long time ago, people believed in their Gods and spiritual beings, in many different ways. Because of these widespread beliefs, we can only assume that, we the people have this need within us that makes us want to have a spiritual life, so that, we could live forever, and also, we would like to have a God to guide us, and therefore, religions are born from this need that we have. It has been so since the beginning of our recorded times.
I believe that religions in the past have also been used to explain many things, and above all religions have always been used to explain the existence of life, which could be our own life and the spiritual life as well. Perhaps we could say that religions have been also used to find an explanation about how life and everything else has begun, since most religions will explain the beginning of the existing life and the world in their own ways.
But religions have also been used to control people, because religions are usually a set of rules that the followers of that particular religion have to use, when they practice that religion. Therefore, religions are very useful to humanity, when they are made the right way and used the right ways.
In the past, there have been all sorts of religions, some of those religions have been good for humanity, so, the best of them are still in existence today.
There have been religions that were somehow strange, but they were not that bad and therefore useful for humanity, during the time that they existed. But there have been some religions, so horrendous that today we would through their religious leaders that use them in jail, lock them up and throw away the keys; here I am talking about those religions that used human sacrifice.
Now, let us conclude if we may, about the reasons why I am talking about all these religions that existed and exist in the world. I have been talking about all these religions that exist and have existed in the world, because I want to point out that man needs religions, and for this reason, man has invented religions for his own needs. So, all existing religions have been created by man, and all religions can be changed by man, if there is a need to change them, this is my opinion about religions that I have formed during my life, most of my religious friends and other people would agree with me.
But even though religions have been invented or created by man, and that in my opinion is for sure. We believe that the spiritual side that most religions use, in order to explain their beliefs could really exist. Therefore, it would be unwise to say that God does not exist, like the atheist claim.
You see, in the beginning, man needed something or some signs to start believing in spiritual beings or things. So, some spiritual things must have happened to some people in the past, which could come close to the ways that some religions explain their beliefs, at the beginning of their religious books and beliefs. Today we can question what could have happened and why, and also many other things, but the fact remains that, Man needs God, and we have to admit that we do. But what sort of God does humanity need. we may wonder, so this is one of the reasons why, I am writing these articles.
Moses met God on Mount Sinai
Talking about God
So, now that we have explained in our own opinion, that all religions have been created by man, because “man needs God” and religions, as we have explained above; and therefore, most of the gods that we believe in today have been described by man, even though there might have been some real spiritual happenings, or somebody had a vision or a dream, that prompted them to tell other people or write about whatever they saw or dreamed about. The fact remains, that we could say that man has described God, and therefore religions according to mankind needs. Here we are talking about the needs that mankind had, when these religions were written down for the first time. So, let us prove what we have just said with an example that most people are familiar with.
One of the most known facts that we could talk about here, it is about Moses on Mount Sinai, the vision that Moses had on Mount Sinai, led to the beginning of the Bible and the Hebrew religion. The Hebrews needed a leader, a God and a religion that could deliver them from the Egyptian slavery, and this is exactly what happened. Here I want also to point out that even though I believe that God exists, the rest of the religion that followed, Moses vision, was written to fix the need that the Hebrew people had at that particular time.
For this reason, because different groups of people had different needs, they invented or created their own gods and religions according to their needs of those times. So, today there are too many gods and religions in the world. As we all know, the religions that exist even today are a bit different to each other. These differences that we are talking about, could be only explained in certain ways, if we believe that there is only one God throughout the universe; then these views of God that could be different between religions, is the result of different people seeing God in a different way at different times, while they had different needs also. I hope that I have explain myself clear enough about our views.
Anyhow, we believe that today religious needs are different from the past, because we are slowly becoming a more equal society with equal needs. This is happening because today people move more easily from one place to another, so, isolation is not the trend anymore. Now, because of these people movement, people need a religion that is flexible enough, and that allows enough room for other religions to be compatible with. So, the old rigid religions are not flexible enough, if we want all the people to work together without having a religious confrontation. So, what could be done one may as well ask.
In our opinion, we believe that today we need a super God that is compatible with all existing religions, and that is able to deliver an idealistic religion, which would be able to connect to all existing religions together, because that is what we need from God and religions these days. You see, in the past religious leaders have described their gods and religions, according to the needs that they had in those days, which usually was about isolation from other religious groups. So, today isolation cannot be achieved anymore, since people move willingly and freely from one place to another, therefore, in my opinion, we need to describe God and religions according to what we need today. I know that what I am saying here sounds almost outrageous, but, in my opinion this is what we need today, which is a super God that can connect all existing religions together.
I believe that we have already said enough in this first article, and since I have a lot more to say about my religious opinion, I have to leave them for our next article. So, see you in our next article, where we are going to explain and compare how we see the existing religions of today, and start imagining how they could fit in our religious theory of the future, which we believe could be achieved, if we have a super God above all other Gods.
See you, in our next article, in our opinion 2
May God bless us all?