Religions need to continue
About sun gods and Christmas
Religions need to continue
Welcome to our article (50), Religions need to continue.
May God help me write the right things.
Dear readers, Man needs God. You see, man has always believed in God and religions, it is an inborn need within us, we believe that it has been like this since the beginning of the world. If you read history books or old classic books, they will show you that mankind has believed in many gods and religions, therefore, religions need to continue.
Today the atheists and the terrorists make it hard for us to believe in God, because if there was a god, then God would not have allowed those violent things to happen. Now, to overcome these negative things about religions, we believe that religions need to be modified, so, they need to fall in line with the modern times.
Anyhow, let us take a break from these religious talks, to see what is happening around the world today. Because it is nearly Christmas time, everybody and everything seems to remind us of the coming Christmas festivities and the season greetings that we usually send. Therefore, I want to wish our readers a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Now that I have said my season greeting, I can tell you what’s on my mind and then go back to talk about religions, since these Christmas feasts seem to be religious, even if at their beginning, they were not religious, but they were there to give joy to the people involved.
Today, as we know, Christmas is a religious happening and a religious feast, so, one could ask, how would people react if there were no more Christmas? So, Christmas needs to continue.
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 been so since the beginning of recorded times, therefore, there are times when it does not matter whether the feast is religious or otherwise.
I am saying this because, today religious orders are under threat, from atheists, and from the extremist groups who pretend to do God’s will, when they do harm to their fellow man. The atheists want religious people to prove the existence of God, when God and the spiritual forces are in another dimension, now since science cannot see or prove the existence of another dimension as being spiritual forces, they assume that God may not exist. They do not see that God, is the life-force that makes life possible on earth.
Having said that, now let us see, what the people would do if there was no more Christmas; 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? So, let us see what the origin of this present feast of Christmas was, before it became a modern religious feast that we celebrate these days.
What is the origin of Christmas?
Today Christmas means 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 on YouTube; The Christmas Song (Jayesslee cover)
Anyhow, today when we talk about Christmas, we wonder, what are the origin of our present Christmas feast, most of us want to 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 and they might be right, but in this case it does not matter when it is really, because it has been changed to coincide with another ancient feast, therefore, the origin of our Christmas feast 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 was once the ruler of all gods and everything on earth and ruled during the Golden Age.
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. I could say a lot 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 the human race; therefore, this was 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.
The Saturnalia feast has another meaning,, because 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 ancient religions used to start a new sun year going. Here we are afraid to say that there were religions that used human sacrifices, so that their sun god would continue to shine for them.
I know that today it seems absurd that people were so ignorant then, but it is believed to be so. You see, even in the Bible these sacrifices are mentioned, but God Yahweh knew that human sacrifice was not to happen, so, he ordered animal sacrifice when the Jews had a religious service. Anyhow, religions do strange things, but we believe that religions need to continue, because people like to believe.
Anyhow, let us discuss briefly the human or animal sacrifice of the old religions, and try 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 also a god that gave life to every living thing, so, they sacrificed to the sun and other gods as well, in order to keep those gods happy and favorable for the rest of the community, of course, 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 is not used anymore, but even today if people observe closely this is being perpetuated in our religious services, but it is only in words and in our spiritual beliefs 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 on this was changed again, if you have attended any Christian religious service, especially 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. This changing of religious things means that religions can be changed and today religions will change even if it takes a long time to do so.
St Peter Basilica in Rome
What could be changed?
As we have said above, the feast of Christmas has been changed three times already; these changes were brought about from other changes, since these changes happen from time to time. Today we can see other changes happening; so, what we can do to make it happen the best way we can. 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, when they are fun like the Saturnalia. You see, people don’t accept changes easily and if any changes are going to be achieved 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 rethink their strategies. Because the only way that religion can change, is that we can modify religions slowly; so, this is what we have in mind to suggest, we would like to suggest a way of how we can get everybody willing to embrace a super God and religion, that can connect all existing religions together, this is a theory about a super religion that will set every existing religion one step lower than the new super God and religion; and thus it can link all religion together.
This religious theory that we are talking about is one of the several theories that can help achieve religious reconciliation; so, we have called it Reconciliation of the Universe, it may not achieve universal reconciliation, but it aims to achieve those reconciliation required, for the benefit of mankind. Now that we have said it, we need to continue to work on it, so that we can connect everything that needs to be connected, in order to work the best way, it can work.
Dear readers, we hope you will follow our religious writings of Reconciliation of the Universe, which is part three of all our religious writings. You see, what we have written in part one and part two, is to explain the reasons why we need to come up with this new religious theory. Therefore, in part three, we will write how this theory works, under a Super-God that represents life, because religions need to continue.
Anyhow, we will write more articles, before we start part three, Reconciliation of the universe.
May God bless us all.
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