- Religion and Philosophy
Man needs and God
Some people view God as a positive energy of the universe
Humanity needs God
Welcome to our article, (101), man needs and God
Dear readers, this religious article, is number 101, I am saying this because I have already written one hundred religious articles in Hub Pages. In a way, this is the continuation of our last three articles, where we have explained in our own way, how humanity can modify religions, so that, they could work better in the future. For this reason, as you already know we have been studying, discussing and writing religious issues for a while.
Now, while we have done that, by observing all these religious things, which we have done together, we have come to certain religious conclusions, one of which is that man needs God and religions to function better during his life; anyhow we have learned so much during our studies; but even though we have learned so much and we have modified our own religious beliefs accordingly, we need to learn and discuss other things as well.
But first of all, we would like to say that today, we have almost finished to write our religious theory of “reconciliation of the universe”, So, we are looking at what we have achieved so far; here we have to say that we have had a limited success, since only some of our religious articles seem popular enough to be called a success. I believe that for people to change their point of view about religious beliefs is not easy. So, starting form today, I am writing this other article to start doing just that, so, in this hub we are going to discuss man needs and God, but we are going to write them more in line with the existing religions.
I know and you know, that these religious issues have been there for thousands of years, and what we are saying now has been said many times before, from our previous generations; but our previous generations were talking about those religious issues that were present at that time; today a lot of things have changed, so, we have different issues to discuss and solve. I believe that everyone of us, has the duty to put forward his/her own religious beliefs, on how today religious issues could be solved.
We all know that today the entire world has many problems, one of the main problems seem to come from some religious extremist, because their religion was set in such a way that is hard to change anything, even knowing that the need of the people has changed, these old religions will not allow any changes; because they believe that their religious books is the word of God, or at least they are God inspired, so, they cannot be changed.
But, we believe that religions, religious rules and the existence of God, has been invented by man. You see, they came about because man needs God and religions. You see that is the reason why, there are several religions in the world today; but today, the world could be better served if there is only a single religion.
We have tried to describe how all religions could be liked together, in our previous religious articles, but not many people have expressed their opinion on our religious theory. However, there are a few people that put forward their own theory, about the existence or the non-existence of God. Some people go as far as saying that God may not exist, so, it was Mother Nature that made it happen the way it is now, or they believe that God and Mother Nature are the same thing.
So, here under I am going to quote from Nature dunnit!!!!, what this Hub Pages Writer A. Villarasa has posted a couple of weeks ago. A Villarasa posted and compared several issues in his article, which are very interesting to me, since I am writing about God and religions, and this gives me an opportunity to have my say, so, we are going to quote these issues and at the same time, we will comment in between and express our own view about what is being said.
Talks about nature and God
In this sub-article that we could call, talk about nature and God, we are going to compare what this hub writer A. Villarara wrote and how they compare to our own beliefs. So, let us start with the first quote:
(Nature dunnit!!! Quote one.) The pantheists among us believe that Nature and “God” are the same thing, thus the natural world that we are now discerning and discovering was created by Nature itself…a self-creating entity so to speak. This contention is supported by naturalists who believe that “ONLY natural (as opposed to supernatural or spiritual) laws and forces operate in the world…., and further, that natural laws are the rules that governs the structure and the behaviour of the natural universe, and that the changing universe is at every stage a product of these laws.” (End of quote one)
(Our say;) To believe about what the pantheists believe in; in our own views is helpful, because they do not eliminate God completely, but at the same time they view their God has having a less important role than the theists do, according to their religious beliefs. So, in a way their views of God, in our own beliefs and understanding comes closer to us than how the existing religions want us to believe in. You see, we believe that man needs God, since has been so, from the very beginning.
(Nature dunnit!!! Quote two.) Theists on the other hand challenge the idea that nature contains all of reality; they view natural laws not as the primary cause of creation, but rather the laws promulgated by a Primary creative/intelligent source, (totally unrelated to nature., thus supernatural) to govern what the primary source has created, i.e. Nature. (End of quote two)
(Our say;) The theist are those people that believe in all those religious beliefs that exist today; therefore, they believe just about anything that is written in the Bible, if they are from the Christian religion, or any other religious book according to what they believe.
Our own view here is that we are not extremist theists, so, we would like to suggest as we have done in our religions writings, that God might indeed have been the primary cause of creation, but not to the extent that is written in the Bible. We believe that God is the positive life force energy that exists in the universe, and that God has a mind of his own. So, God could have started life on earth with his life energies, and then let mother Nature do the rest. If we believe that both God and Mother Nature worked together, then it would be easier to link everything together. Because, as we have said above, man needs God, because it has been so from the very beginning of time.
(Nature dunnit!!! Quote three;) The empiricists among us have dutifully/ serenely forwarded the concept of the Big Bang as the initial event that led to the formation of all that is material and physical in the universe… thus confirming the idea that the universe had a beginning and would therefore likely have an end. If the universe had a beginning, and Nature and its laws created and subsequently formed the universe we now see, could we then say that Nature was there even before the Big Bang. If so, in what form could Nature have been, before it started to create the universe? (End of quote three)
(Our say;) In our religious quest that we are writing here, we are only trying to answer the question about the existence of God and why man needs God, by looking at what information is available around us these days. Therefore, we cannot answer the question about the Big Bang; but I would like to point out from what I understand, the Big Bang that created the solar system and our galaxy does not need to be the original Big Bang that started everything; because it could be that in the entire universe there have been several Big Bang already that have involved only part of the universe.
(Nature dunnit!!! Quote four;) One very imaginative Hubber, suggested forcefully that in his conceptualization, Nature was a self-contained form of ENERGY, that during its expansion accumulated enough mass that then led to the production of all material things in the universe. Thus no need for a GOD.
If Nature did it all by its lonesome self, why would it create sentient life (that’s you and me) when by its very ontological composition, nature is NOT sentient? (End of quote four)
(Our say;) This very imaginative Hubber has his own views of how everything came about, at the very beginning of time. Perhaps some of his theory might be correct, one can never know; but does it help us to solve the question about the existence of God, or the need why humanity needs God? I don’t think so. But it is an interesting way to keep in mind, when we want to talk about what other people might think about God and the universe.
(Nature Dunnit!!!, Quote five;) Alfred Russel Walace, an avid evolutionist (and together with Charls Darwin, co-elucidator of natural selection as it relates to the evolutionary process) diverges from the path of total materialism and naturalism, when he concluded that natural selection alone was insufficient to account for a set of uniquely human characteristic, the most obvious of which is the size and complexity of the human brain. Subsequently he proposed that some other entity had to be involved, in order to explain the existence of a brain, that could support the intellectual activities of humans in all cultures, time frames, environments, and predicaments.
That other entity he proposed was a supernatural one. (End of quote five)
(Our say;) Alfred Russel Wallace might indeed be right that there need to be a supernatural entity that make life possible the complex way it is. We agree with his views and believe that Mother Nature and God have worked together, since the very beginning of time and the result of which is here today; there is life on earth including us human that would like to know everything around us, we are very inquisitive you know, as we are doing it right now, by reading and writing these religious issues.
Anyhow, here above we have talked about many things, some of which are about the existence or the non-existence of God, we believe that God exists, and one of the reason why God exists, it is because we need God to exist, as we are going to explain here-under.
We need God to exist
We believe that we need God to exist, because we like to have a God as our spiritual father, since this makes us feel better. It is like this; we are attracted to this belief of having a God. Anyhow, we have discussed this issue and many other spiritual and religious issues, some of which could be said that they are new beliefs, which could help humanity in the future, if humanity would accept them. But our articles seem to be somehow removed from the main stream religious beliefs of today; because even though we have tried to explain that they are liked to our present religious beliefs, they are not the same old beliefs, as it is a new way of seeing religious issues, so people are cautious to accept them.
One of the most interesting things that we have found, while we were studying and writing religious issues is that we need a God to help us exist, so, we feel that we have a meaningful life. So, we have decided that from now on, we need to write religious issues, in a way that most people believe in already, as we would like to discuss our own spiritual life in a modern way, which would be able to links our new religious beliefs to the old beliefs. Some of these beliefs have always been there, but sometimes we miss the point of seeing them, for what they are and what they might mean.
You see religious beliefs are very hard to understand. Some people believe in prayers and in the law of attraction; so, they are willing to believe that: whatever you pray to God and ask for, believe, and you shell receive it. Well something like that has even been said from Our Lord Jesus Christ. But I believe that Our Lord meant spiritual things and not material things.
Talking about Our Lord Jesus Christ, he also said these following phrases:
“The Father and me are one”
“Of myself I can do nothing”
“It’s the Father within that does the work”
Does this mean that we carry within us this spiritual force that will help us do the right thing, because he also says;
“The kingdom of god is within”
“It is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.”
As I have said it is very difficult to understand some religious issues. But it always comes down that we feel better if we have a God to follow, life seems easier that way.
So, we need God to exist. Because we like to believe in God. So, from now on, when we write some religious articles, we are going to write them, in such a way that they are linked with the old way of beliefs and the new emerging way as well. So that, it could help to link them together.
I believe that I have said enough in this article, so, see you in our next article, whenever I have something important enough to say.
May God bless us all?
Some of our religious links
- 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.
- Angels, Saints and human souls
The life giver to every living thing is God. What we have described as God is the positive eternal life-force of the universe, and we like to call this life-force God, and we believe that God is life.
- 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.