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Mankind Religious Beliefs

Updated on August 24, 2020

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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 we were to believe that there is no god; but that cannot be accepted from mankind, therefore, we must accept that we need God and religions; this is obvious from the fact that there are many religions in the world.

Today the main religions are Christianity, Muslim religion, Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions, when we look at the several places of worship that exist in the world, we know that religions are important to mankind, and therefore they are here to stay. So, in this article, we want to look at our religious beliefs; because we want to see what we can learn from them, and if it is possible suggest improvements.

Anyhow, we have called this article, mankind religious beliefs, because we believe that mankind needs religions and to believe in God? Anyhow, can 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? We do not know; but let us see if we can answer these questions, in the following articles.

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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 are still looking at our religious beliefs, because we want to know how they started, therefore, it would be wise if we can start looking from the beginning of our life and see what evidence we can find. So, 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 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 nobody knows, (anyhow, I do not 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 learn 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 can believe in, and all those languages that we can speak, there are things in common that we all believe; which is that most of us believe in God and religion or spirituality; 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 they are possibilities.

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Life affects our religious behavior

Whatever events we experience during our life, it will affect our religious behavior; therefore, notwithstanding this need of religions that we have within, and the will to survive that we carry within us; I believe that when we learn something, this something can 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, our religious beliefs will go up and down according to our 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 these beliefs about protection from God are useless to him, because he feels that he is indestructible like most young people do, 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 people. Therefore, if there are a few men who believe in God, they will not 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 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, 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 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

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 religious beliefs that mankind sought even then; 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 same reason, and for the creator of all living things including our lives.

So, some of us believe in creation, and that there is a creator; but not everybody believes in that. But we are looking for that life-force that made life possible on earth, even if there is no real creator. So, our religious beliefs are based on the fact, that we want to know about our existence and from there we start asking questions. So, the first thought that comes 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? You see, what we have been taught from our forebears may not stand up to logic human reasoning, so, we keep asking questions hoping that one day we will know the answers.

But even today, a large portion of people are not satisfied with the existing religious explanations. These doubts that we have may be due to the fact, that we want those religious explanations to run in a parallel way with our own thinking, therefore, those explanations may not be right, because they have been written with the 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.

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 everybody; and this includes also the atheists, 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

Dear reader, I need to explain how I understand the Bible: because I believe that I understand the Bible, in my own personal way. So, I want to explain how I see the Bible; anyhow, 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.

So, to understand the Bible, the modern readers should leave behind their greater knowledge of today, they should 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 explanation.

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 why some subjects are written the way that they have been written.

Then there is the fact, that I believe in my religious theory, of Reconciliation of the Universe, as if I have been inspired by God, because it is something that I have been carrying in my soul, my heart and in my mind, it will be a bit different from what we believe today, but I believe that it can help people to believe in God and religion in a futuristic way.

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

May God bless us all.

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