Religious discussions and prayers
People usually pray to God
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Welcome to our article (13), Religious discussions and prayers
May God guide and help me to say the right things?
Dear readers, we want to discuss about religions, but I must say that when we write about religions we pray God for help, not only we must pray God for help, but we must make sure that what we are writing can be accepted from God, so, praying is the best way to start with. But prayers are similar, so, we cannot avoid repetitions. Anyhow, let me write some prayers.
My prayer to God
My lord God, with my personal writing concerns I come praying to you God-Most-High, master of the universe and life-giver to every living thing, I am praying for forgiveness of my life sins, and for reconciliation to thy spiritual benevolent life force, I am praying in the hope that you forgive me all my life sins, so that, I become spiritually clean; I am praying with all my heart my soul and my mind, hoping that in your mercy you would guide and help me write this religious article according to your will, and in such a way that these religious writings can help humanity. Father hear my prayer and help me, amen.
Since in this article, we are talking about religions and prayers, let me add another personal prayer that I pray.
My Lord God, I pray you with all my heart, my soul and my mind to guide and protect me from all dangers and the forces of evil, and let me be a wise man, so that I can live the rest of my life according to your will, and write these religious writings as humanly as possible according to your will, and in a way that humanity can accept and use them for the future benefit of mankind. Father hear my prayer and help me, amen
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Religious discussions and views of God
Personal religious feelings
Dear readers, I must confess that I feel as if I am being driven by an inner force to write these religious articles. I know that this force that I feel within can be a psychological wave within my brains, and that, it has been trigged from my own religious beliefs. Anyhow, after reflecting about this God sent task that seems to be within my mind; I have concluded that I cannot find peace, unless I write these religious articles. Anyhow, today I have decided to talk to my friends about religions, in the hope that they see my religious issue in a favorable way, and they can help me.
Now, while I have been waiting for my friends to arrive. I have realized that one of the reasons why I need to write these religious issues, it is that I see God different from everybody else, and I understand the Bible a bit different from everybody else; therefore, I need to explain to my friends that, in the hope that by explaining it, my friends will understand me better, and they can help me with their input of approval or disapproval of whatever we discuss.
Anyhow, while I am thinking what we should discuss with my friends, I have become aware, that one of the triggers of wanting to write these religious beliefs: one is about the atheist’s denial of God existence; and the second one was the shock of the 9-11 terrorist attack on American soil.
We know these two groups are completely different in their religious beliefs, because the atheists deny the existence of God, but the Muslim terrorist believe in their God to the point of carrying these terrorist acts and killing themselves in the name of their God Allah.
This situation is very strange, because these two groups of people have nothing in common, and politically they could have been described as extremists, one would be the extreme right and the other the extreme left.
Now, I believe that what I am going to suggest next is strange also, because I am suggesting some religious changes; because I believe that by changing religious beliefs both groups can be neutralized, of course, this can work only if everybody believes in a new religious way. You see, we have in mind this theory, which we are going to suggest, in these religious writings.
Other religious reasons and prayer
Now, what I have written above is part of the reason why I am writing these religious articles, you see, I am writing them as my personal prayer to our spiritual Father God Most High, which I pray from the bottom of my heart, my soul and my mind every day of my life.
Therefore, within these religious writings, will be written lots of prayers. In some of these prayers I’ll be praying God for forgiveness, in some prayers, I will be asking God to protect me from the spiritual forces of evil. Here I believe that I must explain again that my beliefs are based on a new way of understanding God spiritual life force of the universe. So, I am praying in a new way.
Another one of my new prayers
My lord God, with my personal concerns I come to you praying, Father Most High, master of the universe and life-giver of every living thing; I am praying you Father for help and guidance. Father let my guardian angel suggest me what to say, when I am writing these religious articles. So that, I am inspired and can write my religious writings, in such a way that they are acceptable to the Spiritual beings in Heaven, and to the living beings on earth. Father hear my prayer and help me, Amen.
Our Lord Jesus Christ
Religious discussions at the meeting
After greeting each other and made ourselves comfortable we started to talk about religion, and I said; I guess that you have come the two of you, because the others don’t want to take part in these religious talks. Don’t they see that we are talking only about religions, and we hope that by talking about it, we can find a solution.
Here I want to point out, that changing religions is not new, if we look back at the times of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we will see that even Jesus Christ tried to explain religious issues to the Jews in a different way, but the religious leader of the time did not want to understand Our Lord Jesus, so, they crucified him to neutralize the new religious ways that he was preaching.
Anyhow, tell me about your own findings, what people are saying, when you talked to them about God and religion, and what has been happening lately that is worth mentioning?
Here my friend Mark was ready to answer me, and he had a nice surprise for me, when he said later, that, ‘God is hope for those who need hope most’; and this is what he said:
God is hope for those who need hope most
Well, I am glad you asked; I say that most of the people that we have talked to, they are not interested talking about religions willingly, and those who are talking, have expressed themselves in many ways; but let me break these people beliefs in groups:
Here I have to say that most people believe in God and religion the way it is today. You see, most religions have been the same for thousands of years, they are used to these religious beliefs; so, these people do not want any change in religion, they are happy to stay with the ways religions are now, and if they have any doubts in their minds they are not showing it. So, it is a waste of time to talk to them unless you agree fully with their religious beliefs, and you talk to them, just to have a friendly chat.
There are people that have doubts about today’s religions, so, they are ready to talk about their religious beliefs, these people don’t feel sure whether what is being taught about religion today is the right thing to do. So, they ask many religious questions, but they have no answers for any of those questions. You can talk to this group of people and they talk to you willingly, but they are not much help either, if you want to find new religious ideas.
We have noted that right in the middle there is this large group of people, which believe in God to a certain point, these people want to know more and ask questions, in the hope that they can find their way and return to religion, they feel that religion is still important to them in many ways. These people seem to want to follow religion just to have a sense of belonging to a group, as they like to have friends and religion gives this religious link to them that helps them have friends.
Then there is at the extreme end of this middle group the agnostic, they believe and at the same time don’t believe in God and religions, one does not know what to do with this group, and yet they are the most interesting ones, because they want to know more.
And then, there is this last group of people, which I can call the danger group of religious beliefs, they are the atheist, they don’t believe in God and religions, so, for them it is better if religions did not exist. They are intelligent people and have a good job, so, for them there are no worries in life, therefore, they don’t need God and religions to help them with their lives. Now, because they do not need God and religions, they blame religion for the bad things that religions have done in the past. They talk about religious extremist to run down religions, since the extremists kill in the name or their God; they don’t see that mankind have to blame themselves, because no real religion tells its believers to harm anyone.
But then, attached to this well-educated atheist group, there are people that are not educated, and they don’t believe in God just to protest their bad luck, as they are not happy about what the world is giving them; so, because of this belief they may become the worst sort of mankind, because they don’t have any respect for humanity, and also they don’t have a God or religion or any other restrain within them.
Having said all this about religions; I want to add what I have learned from these enquiries; and I want you to remember how I see religion now, as this may well be important from now on, if we are going to talk about religious issues, because I believe that religions are important to keep, even if one day they need to be modified. Religions might not be a universal human belief, as we have seen with the atheists; but God and religions are still needed today for those people that are unfortunate, as they feel within their heart that they need God to protect or help them. For this reason, God and religions are needed, because; God and religion is hope for those who need hope most.
So, remember that;
Religion and God is hope for those who need hope most.
Comments on Mark speech
My comment on Mark religious’ speech
Looking at what you have said, we agree about the erratic people behavior. So, we must consider that people are not sure about religions, or not as sure as they were in the past. Therefore, because of this people behavior, today religions are not as powerful as they used to be, because people don’t believe everything that religious leaders tell them.
Because of this present religious movement, there are extremist groups like the atheists, that would like to see that God and religions disappear from the face of the earth, because they believe that God does not exist.
Therefore, we believe that it would result in a religious chaos, if we let the atheists have their ways. The world cannot afford to stop believing in God and religions. As Mark said; Religion and God is hope for those who need hope most.
Now, let us see what Gino wants to say.
Gino's shortened comment
Let me talk about Mark speech first: I have to say that Mark and I agree on most of these religious issues; but I want to say something about the atheists, especially when they ridicule the religious believers. I must say that any believer should avoid talking to them about religions; because it is hard for religious believers to defend themselves from them.
They attack believers asking proof of the existence of God or any religious matter, so, Mark is right when he calls them the danger group of religious beliefs. Let me show you a few examples about what they talk to get the believers off guard.
You believers say that God is Omnipotent, now if God is omnipotent then God can do anything no matter how difficult the task is. Today, there are many things in the world that need to be fixed, why your God does not fix them? For these reasons we say that your God does not exist. We believe that God and religions are there only to control people. For these reasons we believe that there is no God.
This reasoning goes on with many god’s attributes and they challenge the believers to give proof of the existence of God and its attributes.
Gino said many other things, and then he said. I hope I have explained myself clear enough in this difficult religious task.
Your speech is clear enough for me I said, and Mark said the same.
Now, let me write my own comment.
FRANK THE WRITER COMMENT
We have talked about many religious issues: therefore, I hope that now you are thinking that something needs to be done to help religions find a way of peaceful existence.
But at the same time, we must agree that to achieve peaceful existence is not easy, because of the way religions are made, therefore, I hope that you agree with me that religions need to be reviewed, they need to be in line with the present times, which embrace religious changes. But at this present time, there is not much that we can do.
But we must not give up, so, let us imagine anything that can help us achieve that, let our thinking minds, run free with no limits imposed on them, let the sky and beyond be the limit, let us imagine that God is life, and all religions belong to the same religious chain, which links religions together, at the highest spiritual point possible.
Now, while searching the Internet, I have found that there was a philosopher called, Baruch Spinoza, 1632-1677 who believed that it is more likely that God may not be the way that religions want you to believe God is; but God is more like Mother Nature, therefore, it is more likely that we are all part of God, and God is everything, so, every living thing in existence is part of God; now, this can be the link that we need to use, to link all existing religions together.
Therefore, if we think like Spinoza and add it to the knowledge which we have today, we can describe a god which can co-exist with all existing religions. So, in the future, let us describe this God for everybody; which we can call God-Most-High.
I think that we have said enough in this article, but we will continue with our religious discussions in next article called, God and the atheist; see you there.
May God bless us all.
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