Religions of Today, and My Views
Maps of the Sinai penisula where this terrorist attack took place
Today, I am asking myself, is God an illusion?
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Dear readers, I am a believer, but I have my doubtful moments, therefore, I am asking myself, if God is an illusion that humanity has created for various reasons.
So, to explain myself, let me say what I think about religions; I believe that there are too many religions in this world, the followers of these religions they believe that their religion is the right one, therefore, the other religions must be wrong.
They never think that they are wrong, because religions can be an illusion, that we the people of this world want to believe in this God as our father, that can guide and help us if we need help. We believe that, because it makes us feel better to have a God that looks after us.
I believe that, we are crazy, because we want only what is good for us, so, when there is nothing that we like, we start dreaming about something that is not there, but it would make us happy if it was there, this wish takes many forms, one of this is the wish to have a god that would look after us.
Of course, there are other things that influence us; like we want to know where we come from, why we are here on earth and other things; so, we can believe in God.
Anyhow, while I am writing this article, I am trying to believe that there is a god that looks after us, so, I don’t want to admit that God can be an illusion that we have created ourselves.
You see, I have these up and down of faith, I believe that lots of people have these up and down of faith, but we end up just the same way we were before. There are times that I cannot help thinking that I am a believer, because I have written many article about religion and God, of course my articles talk about God the way I see God, or the way I wish God was, but never the less I am a believer that believes in God. But today I am so frustrated that I want to admit that God is an illusion that humanity has invented in the past, because of these needs that we feel within us.
Of course, I should say, that I wish God exists, in such a way that God can connect all existing religions together. I am saying this because of what has happened in Egypt today, the 25 of November 2017, so let me explain.
This is the Mosque where the attack took place and some victims
The Egyptian horrible terrorist attack
While I am writing this article something horrible has happened in the Sinai Egypt, about 305 people are dead, because of these religious fanatics that respect nothing. There are no words to describe all this, we can only say that what is happening is completely insane; and in my personal views this must not happen in religious circle. Therefore, I ask myself this question, what is wrong with religions today? Because what has happened has religious links, and religions are being used to kill other people that don’t agree with them.
Anyhow, let us describe what has happened, starting with a link to this horrible news, and then some comments straight from the Internet news.
(I quote from the news)
At least 305 people, including 27 children, have now been reported dead following an attack by Islamist extremists at the al-Rawdah mosque in Egypt on Friday.
According to officials, the 25-30 militants arrived in SUVs with wielding machine guns and then positioned themselves at the Mosque's entrance before firing indiscriminately into the crowd.
Authorities add that the attackers also brandished the black flag of terrorist group ISIS..
(End of quote)
So, when these horrible things happen, where a group of people shout “God is Great” (=Allah is Great”) and kill other religious people, which happen to believe in the same God, or sometimes a different God, one has to consider the role of these religions. So, because of what has happened, we must ask ourselves, if there is something wrong with religions and what can be done? Now that I have said what has happened and how it is affecting my religious views, I am going back to talk about my doubts about religious beliefs. Because I start thinking that God is an illusion, since nothing seems to work peacefully.
My doubts about the role of religions
I must say that after what has happened, we may assume that God does not exist, so, God is an invention of our human mind. Because if God existed the way that He is supposed to exist, God would not let these people use his name in vain, and kill other people that worship him, you see, it does not make sense.
So, let us talk about it. Most people don’t want to know the truth, because it is not convenient to them, they like to live an illusion, because they cannot help it. Most times they accept the unreal instead of what is real, you see, we cannot distinguish one from the other, this is what is happening in religion circles.
Having said all this, one should search for the truth, even if for us it is not easy to see the truth, as I have said just here above.
My own personal views about God are that God can exist, but the descriptions of God, is not correct, therefore, they are illusions that have been written to fulfil our desires; to fix that, we should be looking for a God that can embrace the entire world, if we can find that, then, we can find peace and harmony on earth. I hope you see what I mean.
We will continue to discuss this issue, in our future articles.
May God bless us all.
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