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Mankind Religious Beliefs

Updated on May 29, 2019

Some places of worship

Roman Catholic place of worship; Saint Peter basilica
Roman Catholic place of worship; Saint Peter basilica
Islam place of worship
Islam place of worship

Mankind religious beliefs

Welcome to our article (33), mankind religious beliefs

May God guide and help me to say the right things?

Dear readers, we believe that we need God and religions; even if religions may cause trouble sometimes. You see, if we were to believe what the atheist’s say that there is no god, then there cannot be any religion; but that cannot be accepted from mankind, therefore, we should accept that mankind needs religions, one way or another; this is obvious from the fact that there are so many religions in the world today.

Today the main religions are Christianity, Muslim religion, Hinduism, Buddhism plus other religions, we only need to look at the several places of worship that exist in the world, to understand that religions are very important to all mankind and therefore they are here to stay. So, in this article, we want to look at our religious beliefs; because we are studying religious behavior that happens today, so, when we talk about this or that religious issues, we want to test those religious grounds, to see what we can learn from them, and if it is possible suggest any improvements.

Anyhow, we have called this article, mankind religious beliefs, because we want to learn and know what people think about religions. Why mankind needs religions and to believe in God? Could it be that religion is an inborn sixth sense within us? Or we believe in what we have been told to believe from our previous generation? And many other questions come to our mind that is hard to answer.

So, let us see if we can answer some of these questions above, in this article or other religious articles that will follow. But let us look at these mankind religious beliefs.

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Prayers of Reconciliation, our angels poem of original writings

You, angels of the realm of glory, you tell us about the eternal story, you tell us about the creator's glory, you tell us the wonders of God's creation.
You, angels of the realm of glory, you tell us about the eternal story, you tell us about the creator's glory, you tell us the wonders of God's creation.

These are our religious beliefs

There are many religions in the world and anyone of us would belong to one of these religions.
There are many religions in the world and anyone of us would belong to one of these religions. | Source

These are mankind religious beliefs

We the people of this world, today we are still looking at our own religious beliefs, because we want to know how they started in the beginning, therefore, it would be wise if we can start looking from the beginning of our life and see what evidence we can find. Because that this is the only way to go about, if we want to know more about the existing religions. But let me tell you, how I see this human situation.

When a human being is born he (here he represents all mankind) knows nothing about religion or anything else, all Mother Nature has given him is a sixth sense that will help him to survive and thrive, so, he quickly learns how to drink his milk and how to get his mother attention, so that, he may feel secure in her arms and survive. If there is within him a sense of religious belonging and beliefs nobody knows, (for my own part I should say that I don’t remember anything.)

But then, as he grows up, he learns his mother’s tongue, and through this language he’ll learn everything that is useful to survive according to his parents’ knowledge, he will also learn about religious beliefs according to his parents’ beliefs. Therefore, if his parents are catholic, he will be catholic too, if his parents are orthodox, he will be orthodox too, if his parents are Islamic, he will be Islamic too, if his parents are Buddhist, he will be Buddhist too, he can belong to any religion. Anyhow, the point is that he will be believing in the same religion as his parents do, since that is what is being taught.

Now we want to point out, that notwithstanding all these different religions, which we may be believing in, and all those languages that we may be speaking, there are things in common that we all believe; which is that most of us believe in god and religion or spiritualty; we have also within ourselves that inborn will to survive which wants us to live forever, which will stay with us all the time until we die, and perhaps beyond it, in our afterlife, if there is an afterlife.

So, it would be obvious that the will to survive is attached to religious beliefs, because religion is the only thing in this world that can give people hope to live forever, even if we are talking only about our afterlife possibilities.

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Life affects our religious behavior

Whatever events we experience during our life, it will affect our religious behavior in many ways, it is only normal; therefore, not withstanding this need of religions that we have within, and the will to survive forever that we carry within us and other things; I believe that when we learn something, this something may change our point of view; after all man has his own mind that decides what to do with what he has learned during his life.

So, during our lives on earth, our religious beliefs will go up and down according to our feelings and needs. Now for clarity sake, let me talk as if we are talking about a single person; therefore, this single person while he is a child he is keen to believe and practice religion, the way that his parents have taught him, because religion gives him a sense of protection from dangers and evil, like his parents have taught him that God can protect you if you believe in God, and pray to God when you need help; and it is for these reasons that he would pray to be protected from God if he feels he is in danger; of course, there is also a sense of fulfilment, since he believes that he has done the right things according to his religious beliefs.

But as he becomes older and strong and sure of himself, then he may think that all this fuss about religion and protection from God are useless to him, because he feels that he is indestructible just like most young people do, and therefore, he believes that he doesn’t need any supernatural power to help him, this sort of behavior is particularly so in the young males in the presence of other male persons. Therefore, if there are a few men who believe in God, they will not willing be showing it to their peers, for fear of being ridiculous, even though they know that deep down in their hearts they believe in God, and they know that believing is the only way to salvation for them, and that salvation is the only way to fulfil their desire to survive forever.

Therefore, when a man becomes old, he still wants to survive forever, even though he knows that we must die one day, so, the only thing left for him to do is to believe that his soul will survive, in the afterlife of course. And therefore, he goes back to his religious beliefs of when he was young, so, he goes back to what his parents have taught him and together with his acquired life knowledge and wisdom he tries to find a way out to eternal salvation.

Now as you can see, because of this inborn will to survive forever mankind cannot escape religion, because religion is the only link which promises us a possible way to salvation, and so, we hope that we may find the way to salvation and save our soul. Anyhow, now let us talk about our religious beliefs and their importance.

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People need God and pray to God

No matter what some people believe, the majority of us still need to believe in God and pray God specially when we need help.
No matter what some people believe, the majority of us still need to believe in God and pray God specially when we need help. | Source

Our religious beliefs

What and why religious beliefs are important to us?

Mankind religious beliefs are those beliefs that we carry in our heart and mind. If we look at religious history, we will find that since the beginning of recorded times, there were all sorts of religious beliefs, so, religion is a belief that mankind sought very early in the history of mankind, in fact, since the very beginning of known times, therefore, it would be right to assume that we have been searching for a reason why we are living here on earth, and even now we are still searching for that very same reason, and for the creator of all living things including our lives.

So, some of us believe in creation, but not everybody believes in creation and that there is a creator; because, some of us are looking for that life-force that made life possible on earth, even if there is no real creator. Anyhow, we have been searching throughout our lives, and this has brought us to our present-day religious beliefs, whether they are right or wrong we do not know.

Our religious beliefs are based on the fact, that we want to know about our own existence and from there we start asking questions. So, the first thought that would come into our mind is that we ask ourselves, what’s the meaning of our life on earth?

This question brings up many more questions like: How and when our forbear’s lives started? Why are we living here on earth? Who gave us our lives? Is there a god who gave us our lives? And if God is our life-giver what’s the meaning for us being here? And then again there are many doubts because what we have been taught from our forebears does not stand up to logic human reasoning, so, we keep asking questions hoping that one day we will know the answers.

But up to today it seems to me that a large portion of people are not satisfied, with the religious explanations that exist now, so, they feel that they have been left with doubts in their minds.

These doubts that we have about our beliefs, they may be due to the fact, that we want those religious explanations to run in a parallel way with our own thinking, as we will always compare those explanations with the knowledge that we have acquired ourselves, and therefore, those explanations are not always satisfactory, because they have been written with the old knowledge that the writers had when they wrote them.

Most of us have been led to believe that God or the life-force that made life possible on earth resides in heaven, and we call this life-force God our Father or God Almighty and many other names. But most of mankind believes in this life-force in a different way, therefore, we are still searching for consensus about a single universal life force capable of creating life on earth; so, if one day we can find consensus about our beliefs, then mankind will be better off. Because then mankind will not have any reasons to fight or argue about religious beliefs, and they will be in a better position to follow God’s ways, because then they can make a collective effort to follow God’s life-force.

Dear readers, I suppose you have noted that there are times I refer to God as a life force in the universe, I am doing this because that could be the only way to get all existing religions together. You see, a life force that create all existing life on earth can be accepted from all parties; and these parties can include also the atheists, therefore we believe that a life force would be better to have, than my God or your God. I hope you see what I mean?

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The position as a writer

When I am writing this religious theory I will try by best to explain my own point of view, hoping that our readers will understand what we would like to say?
When I am writing this religious theory I will try by best to explain my own point of view, hoping that our readers will understand what we would like to say?

Explaining my position as a writer

Explaining my position as a writer about these religious writings

Dear reader, I need to explain to you how I understand the Bible: because I believe that I understand the Bible, in my own personal way. So, I want to point out that within my religious writings, sometimes seems as if I am wanting to rewrite part of the Bible; but it is not going to be that way at all, because I want only to explain to you how I see the Bible, so, I can assure you that it is not my intention to change anything written in the Bible. Because the Bible is the Bible and it is supposed to be written per God’s own inspiration, or at least according to God’s inspiration at the time it was written the first time? Therefore, I do not intend to change anything not even a word.

But there is a problem with mankind religious beliefs, when we read the Bible today, because one has to keep in mind, that, the style in which the various writers have written the Bible represents the times and the places and the needs of those days when the Bible was written; one needs also to keep in mind the capacity of the writers of that period and how they could express themselves openly, as they had to do it with what was the general knowledge of those times, it also had to be written in a way that the general public of those days could understand what the writers meant. Therefore, for me and for anybody else, to change anything written in the Bible would be wrong, not only because the Bible is at least partly God inspired, but also because it would interfere with the general understanding of those times.

So, to understand the Bible today, the modern readers should leave behind their greater knowledge of nowadays and imagine themselves to be at the same level of awareness as the writers and the people of those ancient times were. Then try to compare it with today’s knowledge and values. Having said that it does not mean that we should accept what the Bible says with no reserve, but we should look at ourselves and ask ourselves, if we had to write the Bible ourselves today what we would have changed? And, what sorts of theories we would put in place, so that the main religious stream would accept them? You see, religions need to be written according to the times that they are going to serve, which takes us to the following statements and other things.

Anyhow, some readers believe that only what’s written in the Bible is right, and everything else has got to be wrong: But they are making a great mistake, because they fail to see that the writer of those days could only write what they knew and was common knowledge in those days.

Later in our religious writings of ‘Reconciliation of the Universe’, I want to explain more how I understand the Bible, and why some subjects are written the way that they have been written.

Then there is also the fact that today, we have our own religious theory, of Reconciliation of the Universe, it is something that I have been carrying in my soul, my heart and in my mind, and I believe that it can help people to believe in God and religion in a futuristic way. It will be different from what we believe today; anyhow, I must write that down, and pray that God will help me to do it the right way.

So, I pray God thus; Almighty Father I pray you to guide and help me; Father, hear my prayer.

I believe that we have said enough in this article, and I hope that I have made it clear enough. So, see you next time with; God works in mysterious ways see you there.

May God bless us all?

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