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Believing in God
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Believing in God and religion
Welcome to our article (59), Believing in God and religion
May God guide and help me to say the right religious things?
This article is about believing in God and religions, it is still one of our pre-Reconciliation of the Universe articles, that is trying to pave the way for our readers, so that it would be easier for them to understand and accept our religious theory for the future. So, let us start to talk about, how I and some of my religious friends came by our religious beliefs which we believe today, and then, we wrote our religious theory of, Reconciliation of the universe.
Let us start by saying, that believing in God and religions are generally good for us humans, and all those religious things that help us understand the nature of religions is good for all humanity. Now, let me talk about my own religious case as an example, you see when I was very young as a child, I was taught to believe that there is a God, angels and spiritual beings as well, and many other religious things. And since I happen to have been born in Italy, where most people are Roman Catholic, as I grew up I was taught according to the Roman Catholic Catechism, and those rules in the catechism helped me during my younger years to believe in God, and all the rest of their religious beliefs, that has made this religion one of the best religions in the world, since it is based on the teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which is about forgiveness and love, and only a small part is based on the Old Testament, because they are connected.
So, for many years I have believed in those Roman Catholic religious beliefs, just the way that they had been taught to me when I was young, even if there were times when I had some doubts about them, because I was just like everybody else, sometimes I was thinking that perhaps there might not even be God or any spiritual things at all; and I am sure that this is one of the doubts that everybody seems to have during their lives every now and then, but generally I believed that everything was just the way that I had been taught.
But as I have grown older my beliefs have changed considerably, starting from when I left Italy my native country to move to Australia. In Australia I have met so many different people with different religious backgrounds, Therefore, from here and there I have learned that there are a lot of other religions, and some of them seem to me to be very good religions too, so, I have noticed also that the majority of them come from the Bible, which is the same book that the Roman Catholic have with a few changes here and there; but these other religions that we are talking about they all seem to be a bit different from one another to some degrees; and it is this difference in their beliefs that causes friction in religions: Because any believer that really believes in his/her religion will believe that his/her religion is the only right religion to follow, I believe that it is the religious leaders that somehow make the people believe that their religions is the only right religion.
Therefore, there are lots of misunderstandings and mistrusts between religious people, and it is for this reason that they argue, about which one of them is right, or sometimes virtually they fight each other, which is a real shame, because the real purpose of all religions is to have a set of rules to follow and to be able to live in peace with the rest of the world, to believe that there is a loving and benevolent God, to love God with all one’s heart and love one another as well, this is what all good religions are supposed to teach and achieve and should achieve.
But today there are some extremist religious groups that want to make us believe otherwise; so they twist their religious beliefs to the point where everything becomes so mixed up that they would even kill using God’s name, which is a real shame and it is also so far removed from everything good, and this brings down religions and even God’s name, people should understand that God represents life itself, therefore there is no way that God needs people to kill each other, after all life is a part of God himself; but not only that, you see the entire world needs a benevolent God that look after his own children, since God really represents life and is supposed to be to Father of all existing life; we could add here that this is one of the reasons why we need God and religions to guide us.
Therefore, we believe that these extremist religious groups should be ashamed of themselves, they should also check out their religious beliefs before they act, because we are pretty sure that a true God would never order to kill any human being, especially nowadays. This sort of behaviour might have been acceptable in the past, when people were more violent than today, and they did these killings for themselves to subdue the other people, sometimes they were led to believe that they did this in the name of God, but God did not know anything about it until they did it. Anyhow those were other times and those times ended with the coming of Jesus Christ, at least we believe that this is the purpose of Jesus Christ coming.
Now we would like to add here that this is one of the reasons why we are writing this new religious theory of, Reconciliation of the universe, where we are trying to bring to the attention of the people, that if we redraw part of present religious beliefs, as you will see when you read our religious theory. However, in order to do that we need to modify and suggest some new ways of beliefs, which might alarm some of the real believers that believe anything that they are being told, so let us write an article to them for their peace of mind, and then pray God to help us.
Believing in God and religion
For our readers' peace of mind
To anyone who is a believer and believes in God and other religious beliefs, please read our religious writings of, Prayers for Reconciliation and Reconciliation of the Universe fully before you pass judgement and quit reading; you see Prayers for Reconciliation is only an idealistic theory, which through discussions with other fellow believer (and perhaps non-believers) is trying to find a way on how to link all existing religions together, in the hope that religious groups that oppose each other, would not be able to fight each other any longer in the future on religious grounds; Reconciliation of the Universe is a theory that might be able to achieve just that.
WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE WITH THESE RELIGIOUS WRITINGS
We are going to set the stage for the entire world to see,
And when you read these pages you might have to agree,
That this could be the golden door of golden opportunities,
That God would be willing to give to us and to all humanity.
Therefore, we are praying God to guide us to write the right religious things.
Because religious writings are about God and religion I need to pray God for guidance. You see, I feel better and more confident after I pray, so, let me pray.
I AM PRAYING GOD FOR HELP AND GUIDANCE.
Our Father in heaven, to you I turn God Most High, and I start to pray with all my heart, my soul and my mind. In the name of The-Father The-Son and The-Holy Spirit I am praying, hoping that the ever-present guiding force of the Holy Spirit on earth would guide and help me; So, that, I would be able to write our religious writing as humanly as possible according to your will, and in such a way that humanity would accept them and use them for the future benefit of mankind. Father, hear my prayer and guide me! Amen.
Humanity has humanised gods
We need to believe in God
Here I need to explain to the believer and the non-believers, that we need to believe in God because that is one of the reasons humanity has invented God, so, believing in God and therefore religious things could be good for all humanity, unless religions are used for other purposes and not plain religion. History can prove that if we look overall at the positive side of religions, we will find that it has had a good influence overall for a very long time, of course there are also a few negative issues, but if we think about them we find that we have to blame the leaders of those time and not religion itself, because those leaders have led the people to believe what was not right, anyhow for the time being let us talk about believing in God.
Now if one believes that there is God, it becomes obvious that there can be only one true God, and this God would be the God that somehow created us all, even if this God turn out to be somehow different to the God that we have been taught when we were young, which very likely is going to be, because it could be the only way to solve the present religious problem.
Therefore, we should assume that there is a God because there is life, and we should assume that God and life might be one and the same thing, therefore, there cannot be any other God or god life force, unless it is God of the god life force that created life. This general rule should apply even if the creation might not be necessarily as written in the Bible.
Okay, what we have said above may or may not make sense to some of us, but as we have said before today there are different groups of people that have different religious beliefs, and because there is this difference in beliefs, one can easily assume that there is something wrong in their religious beliefs. We have reasons to believe that the fault has got to be with humankind and not religion itself, because mankind usually changes things around to gain an advantage for themselves, so, there are religious faults everywhere we look.
During my life I have become aware, that also our Roman Catholic religion has had faults and has made many mistakes in the past; but even if it is so, today if I had to choose one of the existing religions, I would still choose my Roman Catholic religion for being one of the best religions in the world, since this religion is based on the teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ and is very humanistic, in other words it teaches us how to respect other human beings first of all.
Now talking in general terms, I have come to the conclusion that in all religious beliefs, there is something that is not perfect or clear to be understood, or perhaps distorted to the point where it becomes obscure, and it shows only part of the whole picture. Sometimes I think that this state of religious things has been done purposely complex, so that it is hard for anybody to say what is right and what is wrong. Therefore I have been thinking about the complexity of religions and their differences, so, nowadays I have formed my own beliefs about religion and God.
As you all know in a situation like this, the first question that we ask ourselves would be: Is there really a God? Or: Why should we believe that there is a God?
Well there are no real answers to such questions. But we will try to answer these questions our own way, while we try to express our own religious beliefs, including how we have come about to believe in what we believe today; you see, what most people are thought to believe today sometimes might not make sense, because it does not connect properly to everything we know, so, there might be another explanation that can connect everything together, perhaps we should not thing that God is like a person, because it is impossible for a person to have all the attribute that God has, for instance, a person cannot be everywhere but God is everywhere, so, it is more likely that God is a life force that covers the entire universe, and a small part of it is capable to turn into anything he wants and even a person, therefore we might have to view God, as the life force that covers the entire universe, that could and would be the only way possible to explain the existence of God and everything else.
Some of the Universe views
God existing life force
If we start thinking about God and life, we may have to believe that we all come from the same existing life force/s of the universe that rules the entire universe, which today we call God, but perhaps we should call this existing force, God-life-force of the Universe, as this life force represents all living things.
We might also have reasons to believe that we carry within ourselves the genes of our ancestors, and in these genes very likely there could be engraved all our human life history, and if one could go back through them to the beginning of time one could find the truth where we come from, but since this is not possible for any of us, then one should hope that there is a sort of record within our genes, which would give us a sort of intuition and of belonging, and that this intuition drives us to feel what it would or should have been like if we knew our beginning. Therefore we may feel that, we have not lost all our knowledge of belonging, because we carry it engraved deep within ourselves. The problem only arises because we can’t read our own genes history, and therefore we are left only with a feeling, that there is a confused and very weak sense of belonging within us to a life force that we call God. Here I have to say that sometimes I feel that way myself, therefore I hope that if I follow my instinct I might be on the right path.
Therefore, I believe that if we try to look very deep within ourselves, and really try to search our own feelings exhaustively, then our weak and almost lost sense of the original belonging, which we call our instinct should or could pick up some vibes, and these vibes will make us see or feel a sense of belonging, and this sense of belonging should be able to guide us to our own origin and therefore the truth.
Therefore, if one lets oneself be guided from our innermost instinct, which is our innermost inborn sense of belonging, then one should be able to feel and see the truth: Provided that one makes sure that while this soul searching is going on, there are no personal earthly gains involved in any way in reaching any conclusion that may come out of this soul searching.
Today most of our present day religions, including all the main religions make us believe that there is a god and there is an afterlife, and that our own present life is made up of two entities put together, one is our body and the other is our soul or spirit; now we can easily explain to ourselves about our own bodies, but our spiritual part is that part of us that can’t be explained easily, since it can’t be seen and it belongs to God as it is of the same substance of god life force of the universe, you see, God gave it to us so that we could live on earth, well at least this is how we believe it is or could be.
Now it follows that at our death our body returns to the earth and our soul or spirit should return to God, so, our soul or spirit being part of God life force energy is or should be immortal. The folklore tale or truth says that at our birth when we received our spirit, our spirit was made to forget where it came from, so, we are not sure where we come from, but there is a sense of belonging left in our spirit and this sense of belonging drives us to search for the truth, if we search our soul very carefully we may be able to find it. All these things put together lead us to believe that there is a God or god life force, and that there is an afterlife, this is the only way that everything put together can be explained, so, let us see next what people say and how they behave about these religious beliefs.
Imaginary afterlife stairways
Mankind ways of believing in God
We may have to agree to this following statement that most of mankind has always believed that there is a God, and that there is very likely an afterlife, and therefore we keep asking ourselves what is God like? And how would this afterlife be like? And also we ask ourselves many other things, of course most of us have been told from our elders how these religious things or beliefs would be, but we have our own doubts and we keep asking again and again, just like our ancestors have done before us.
Now, if we look at the religions groups or denominations of the world, there are very few groups of believers that agree and believe about the same religious things, and yet if one examines the entire religious world beliefs, one cannot say that this group is right and the other groups may be completely wrong, because it may always be possible that some of the other groups beliefs might be right. So, no religious belief can be accepted as the whole truth, and neither discarded completely as false.
Therefore, if one wants to find what’s true and what’s false about religions one can’t discard anything at all from any religion, and one must also include those people that don’t believe in anything at all, and those who believe only in scientific explanations, because they believe in something even if they don’t believe in anything.
So, one has to put together all religions including all sorts of beliefs, even those people that don’t believe in any religion at all, in order to find out what they have in common with the rest of us. Because, there are reasons to believe that even if they seem so far apart there must be a point where they all meet. So, I believe that if one wants to find the truth, one has to try to find the point where all sorts of religious and non-religious beliefs may have in common. And one has to widen one’s field of views, as much as its need to be widened, so that they include all known, unknown and any possible beliefs.
So, at this point one may as well ask: But what sort of God would be able to represent all these necessary requirements? Therefore; could it be possible that there exist a God like that? Or: Is there really a God, or there is no God at all?
My own answer to the questions above is yes, there must be a God because there is life and God is the active life force of the universe that makes life possible. If one day we find out that there is no real God like person, one could always say that God exists at least by definition because God is life, we have already written a hub about this article and here is the link to check it out; God exists, 8
My personal beliefs are that I believe there is a God, because if I didn’t believe that there was a God I would not be thinking about God, and God would not have come into my thoughts or dreams. So I would like to point out this to you, that we all come from God because that’s the only possible way to exist, since we believe that God is the existing life-force that gives life to all living beings or things.
Therefore, we that are living happen to be part of God life-force, I mean here that we represent life and therefore we represent God life-force in a very small way of course, as God life force may well be so extensive that we cannot even be able to think about it all.
All what I have said I will try to explain presently when I write about God life force of the universe, that is when I write my theory about God of the Universe, In my writings of Reconciliation of the Universe, there I will describe how God could or would be like and in control of the whole universe, this is a link to this hub; God of the universe 66
The new religious theory
Since our religious theory is very much a new way of looking at religious beliefs, I have been feeling reluctant to bring my theory forward presently, because the public might not accept our religious theory unless it is published at the right time, that is at a time when such a theory would be accepted more easily, and that may well be far away in the future, when people become tired of all the violence that the present religious system seems to condone nowadays, only then, they will become aware that a new religious system may help to end the violence, and therefore then, they will be searching for a way out for ending this violence for good; only when all this has come to pass, only then it would be the right time to publish my religious writings.
However I don’t have that much time and I cannot wait because I am growing old, so, I have to write and publish my religious writings now, I know that my theory of Reconciliation of the Universe will not be accepted just yet, but I cannot wait, so whatever happens to my writings does not matter that much, at least I have tried to do what I had to do, or perhaps I should say what my human souls is driving me to do now, even though it might not be the right time to do it. Now, let me explain:
During my life, sometimes I have had this experience, that there are times when we are doing a task and while we are doing this task suddenly a thought or idea comes into our mind, and that thought or idea is the best answer to our problems; in a parallel way while I am writing my theory of Reconciliation of the Universe, this idea comes suddenly into my mind, this idea I don’t know where it comes from, but it is like what some people call vibes which in the end might prove to be right, in my case here these vibes are creating a problem that I wish to avoid.
So although now I will write my theory it doesn’t mean that I will have to publish it now, I may have to wait until the time is right if I am going to follow my vibes, and hope of guessing it right. So, my vibes tell me that I should not publish my religious writings of Reconciliation of the Universe before the year 2038; But because I have no time to wait that long, I am publishing them now while I am writing them. I also know that my religious writings need to be edited many times before they will be ready to be published in book format; so I am taking my chances by publishing them now as they are in hub pages, and also I know that I have to edit them many times before they become clear enough for the public to understand; but anyhow just be happy to know that you may be one of the first to have read about the future of religions, as I see them.
These religious writings are our Prayers for Reconciliation writings, and they are going to be continued with next hub, Reconciliation of the Universe, where we start with the main theme, THE HEAVENLY MESSENGER ENCOUNTER, in; Angels greetings from heaven, see you there.
Some useful religious links
- God exists because life exists
God exists since life exists, if there was no life there would be no God, this theory can be seen in many ways. This hub is about the existence of God and we will be discussing God and life existence
- Importance of religion
We believe that religion is necessary and also very important to every living soul, because it is in our nature that we need to believe in God and religion in order to have a meaningful life.
- God works in mysterious ways
God works in mysterious ways, let me tell you a story. My own life observations ond story of how God works in mysterious ways.
- 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.
- 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.
- Man needs God
This is a religious blog
- Religious Reconciliation Doc
Religious blog containing religious writing very much like these hubs. It is there just to spread the word and help me publish Prayes of Reconciliation.
- Genzano it story
Blog about the town I came from some religious posts and my life story
- God in the universe
This site has been opened to keep my religious writings of Prayers of Reconciliation, Reconciliation of the Universe and God of the Universe, text and sketch.
- Prayers of Reconciliation
This is a religious site opened to house most of my religious discussions, it includes a list of attached files like in book format, which give the readers a better chance to read the whole story.
- Menfranco Reconciliation
This site is being created to house Menfranco Reconciliation Forum.
- God, man, Evolution. Meaning of life and its realization
Materials about religion, spirituality, yoga. Way of merging with Creator. Straight path to the enlightening and final self-realization