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Religions need to continue

Updated on November 28, 2018

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This is the Maori Sun God
This is the Maori Sun God | Source
It is believed that Christmas has replaced the ancient feast of the Romans Saturnalia, which was a feast of plenty, so plenty of presents would be the rule for a Merry Christmas
It is believed that Christmas has replaced the ancient feast of the Romans Saturnalia, which was a feast of plenty, so plenty of presents would be the rule for a Merry Christmas | Source

Religions need to continue

Welcome to our hub (50), Religions need to continue.

May God help me write the right religious things?

Dear readers, as we know mankind has always believed in God/gods and religions, it is an inborn need that we feel within us, we believe that it has been like this since the beginning of the world. As we have written our own article, Man needs God. Of course, there are other ways to check our beliefs out, by reading history books or old classic books, where they will show you that mankind has believed in many gods and religions, therefore, religions need to continue, even if the atheists believe that there is no God; and the terrorists make it hard for us to believe that there is a God, because if there was a god, then God would not have allowed those violent things to happen, since God must be life and does not want life to be destroyed.

Now, if we want to overcome these negative religious views, we must modify religions, because they need to fall in line with the modern times; so, man can believe what man wants to believe and be happy for his own believing and wellbeing.

Anyhow, let us take a break from these strict religious talks, even if what we are saying is liked to religions. Because it is nearly Christmas time, everybody and everything seems to remind us of the coming Christmas festivities for 2011 and the season greetings that we usually send. Therefore, I would like to wish our readers a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Now that I have said my season greeting and wishes, I can tell you what’s on my mind, and go back to talk about religions, since these Christmas feasts are supposed to be religious, but at their beginning they were not religious, as we will explain in our sub-article, what are the origin of Christmas.

Today, we are led to believe that Christmas is a religious happening and therefore is a religious feast, people like these feasts, so, how would people react if there were no more Christmas?

This is also one of the reasons why religions need to continue as they are, you see people like feasts, they like to belong in something that binds them together, it has always been so since the beginning of recorded times, therefore there are times when it does not matter whether the feast is religious or not, but this site is religious, so, we have to look at it in a religious way.

Anyhow, today religions are under threat from the atheists who do not believe in God, from the extremist groups, who pretend to do God’s will, when they kill their fellow man, and science because they want to prove the existence of God, when they know very well that it is impossible to do, because if God exists, this God and the spiritual forces belong to another dimension, now since science cannot see or prove the existence of another dimension, they assume that God does not exist.

We believe that it is necessary for the scientists to prove first that there is no spiritual dimension, before they assume that God does not exist. Now let us go back to talk about Christmas feast. Do you think that Christmas will disappear, and nobody will care about it? Or do you think that Christmas will be missed by the people? To answer that question, we need to find what is the origin of Christmas, so, let us see what could be the origin of this present feast of Christmas, before it became a modern religious feast that we celebrate today.

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What are the origin of Christmas

Today Christmas may mean different things to different people, therefore, every one of us as their own ways to demonstrate our feelings for Christmas, sometimes even with a song of our own; look at this link to see what I mean:

The Christmas Song (Jayesslee cover)

Grinchmas Part 2 - Day 16 Advent Calendar

Now, I want to say that today when we are talking about Christmas one cannot help to wonder, what are the origin of our Christmas feast, we know that we believe that Christmas is the birthday of our lord Jesus Christ, but when we work it out from the scriptures it is not right, some people say that Jesus Christ birthday is in October, but in this case it does not matter when it is, because it has been changed to coincide with another ancient feast, therefore, the origin of our Christmas feast is/was not the birthday of our lord, because it was once an old Roman feast called Saturnalia. This feast name came from the god Saturn, who during the Golden Age, was once the ruler of all gods and everything on earth. Saturn was the son of another two gods, his father was called Heaven and his mother was called earth, well not exactly like that but that is the equivalent in English. We could say more about god and goddesses, but here we are talking about the origin of Christmas.

Anyhow, as we have said, Saturn ruled during the Golden Age, when there was abundance of food and everything else for humans; therefore, this is one of the reasons why the Romans had Saturnalia, which was a feast of plenty and everything else like a carnival. In the Roman tradition, the feast of Saturnalia was held during the winter solstice in memory of the Golden Age of man, when Saturn ruled earth.

Now, the winter solstice is when the days in the Northern Hemisphere are very short, so, the ancient people thought that their sun god was abandoning them, so, they had to do something to get their sun god back, therefore, the winter solstice feast is also the feast of the rebirth of the sun, which many religions have used to start counting a new sun year. Talking about a new sun tear, we are afraid to say that some religions used human sacrifices, so, their sun god would return to shine on them. Let us just imagine a human being put to death, so that the rest of their community could enjoy another year of normal life.

Now, to give you some proof of what I am saying, I want to point out that even in the Bible these sacrifices are mentioned, but Yahweh being a God knew that human sacrifice was not to happen, so, he ordered animal sacrifice when the Jews had to have a religious service. There is more that could be said about religious sacrifices, but we are not. You see, we have said that religions need to continue, in order to keep religious people together and happy.

Now, let us discuss briefly the human or animal sacrifice of the old religions, because we want to see the signs that they have left even today. We know that old religions believed that the gods needed a sacrifice every now and then, in those times the sun was thought to be a god that gave life to every living thing, so, they sacrificed to the sun and other gods as well; to do that they had worked out a great ceremony where all their people took part.

Today this outrageous practice to keep the gods happy by scarifying humans is not used, but even today, if people observe closely this practise is being perpetuated in our religious service, but it is perpetuated only in words and no real sacrifice takes place. These human sacrifices were changed from Yahweh God of the Israelite, who replaced the human sacrifice with the animal sacrifice, and later it was changed again. In the Roman Catholic Church, at the most important part of the mass the priest says, this is the lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world; this means that Our Lord Jesus Christ has made the last sacrifice for everybody and no other sacrifice is required, because he took away all the sins of the world. Here we want to point out, that religions could be changed, so, in the future religions will change again, even if it takes a long time to do so.

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St Peter Basilica in Rome

Today the feast of Christmas is also a very important religious feast that Christianity including the Roman Catholic Church celebrate as the birth of Jesus Christ our savior.
Today the feast of Christmas is also a very important religious feast that Christianity including the Roman Catholic Church celebrate as the birth of Jesus Christ our savior. | Source

What could be changed?

We know that you would like to ask now, if religious changes are necessary and it is going to happen soon or later, what we could do to make it happen and what is the best way to make it happen. The answer to that is, we believe that we need to keep religions and religious feast as they are today, so that people can continue to enjoy what they know. We need only to look at Christmas, to see that it took a long time for the change to take place from Saturnalia to Christmas, and it happened because people like festivities and get together, if they are fun like the Saturnalia. You see, people don’t accept changes easily and if any changes are going to happen, it must be done gradually and in such a way that would accommodate everybody.

Now, let us go back to the beginning of this article, where we state that religions need to continue, therefore the atheists, the scientists and the extremist groups need to forget about religions disappearing, but we can modify religions slowly.

Anyhow, we want to suggest a way, how we can get everybody willing to embrace a super religion that connects all existing religions together, this is a theory about a super religion that would set every existing religion one step lower than the new super religion that we suggest and thus could link all religion together. We need to say that part of this super religion theory has already been written in hub pages, but it needs to be finished and then connected and explained more clearly. Reconciliation of the Universe 60

This religious theory that we are talking about here is one of the several theories that could help achieve religious reconciliation; so, we have called it Reconciliation of the Universe, not because it will be able to achieve universal reconciliation, but because it aims to achieve the reconciliation required, for the benefit of mankind.

Dear readers, we hope you will follow our religious writings of Reconciliation of the Universe, which is part three of all our religious writings, which we called Prayers for reconciliation. You see, what we have written in part one and part two are only explanations and the reasons why we need to come up with this new religious theory. In part three we will try to set everything up in such a way that this super religion could be created if people are willing to create it. Therefore, we will write how this theory could work, because, as we have said religions need to continue, because it is a way of life that people prefer to live; we believe that it is the only way for humanity to enjoy life as we have been taught to enjoy. See you soon in part three, Reconciliation of the universe.

May God bless us all?

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    • Frank Menchise profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesco Menchise 

      6 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      Thanks Mellypogg for your comment, I see what you mean when you say, "for the world to unite is to let go of organized religions". I believe that you are right about that, but to tell people just that, it might not get us anywhere, unless we are able to suggest to the people something that would help to adjust this new religious way. So that is the reason why I am trying to tell people that religions need to continue, but they also need to be modified. I hope you see what I mean?

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      Mellypogg 

      6 years ago from Bellingham

      there are some that believe December 25th was adopted to win over the pagans. Cross reference your "christian" holidays with pagan holidays and I bet you will find that Christmas is not the only one that used to be a pagan celebration day. There are also those that say religion is what is dividing us, Note: I say religion, not belief in God, and that the only way for the world to unite is to let go of organized religion.

    • Frank Menchise profile imageAUTHOR

      Francesco Menchise 

      6 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      Dave, this makes things even more complex, because I understand that the Hebrew Calendar starts at Easter, (early April) therefore the third month of the following year should be around July. If this is the case we are celebrating Christmas at the wrong time and Christmas in July woulf be more apropiate.

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      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Frank: According to scripture, Mary was visited by the Angel Gabriel in the 6th. month of the Hebrew Calendar.

      Therefore it would be somewhere in the 3rd. month of the following year, that Mary would give birth, assuming she carried a full 9 months or 40 weeks to full term.

      I am not certain as to why December 25, was adopted, maybe it coincided with some Gentile celebration.

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      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Frank: Though the date of the birth of Jesus Christ is not and could never be December 25th. People have adopted this date no matter their logic, as the date to celebrate the birth of a King, the "Son of God".

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