We need to discuss and reconcile
Welcome to our article (26) Religious discussions
May God guide and help me to say the right religious things?
THIS IS A STUDY OF RELIGIONS AND WHY HUMANITY NEEDS RELIGIONS
This is the beginning of part 2 of our religious writings; we want to call it Prayers and discussions, since we will be discussing religious issues.
Dear readers, in these religious writings of Prayers and discussions, being part two of Prayers for reconciliation, we are going to talk about religions, the aim of these discussions is that we would like to reconcile that part of religion that doesn’t agree with today religious views, as we have mentioned in part one. But before we start discussing it, let me write a prayer to God, asking God to help me to write these religious articles: you see, I feel more connected to God life force energies, after I pray, so, let me pray.
Almighty Father, I am praying you with all my heart, my soul and my mind hoping that in your mercy you would forgive me all my life sins and you would make me clean of any impurities that may affect my soul, so that I become worthy in your eyes to write these religious writings according to your will. Father hear my prayer, amen.
Now that I have said a prayer to God, let us go back to our religious discussions. I believe that it is obvious that if we want to reconcile anything, to reach reconciliation we need to discuss our differences, and this is what this religious discussion in part 2 is all about; we are going to talk about any difference and see what is right and what is wrong. We want to point out that our discussions here are about our own religious beliefs, and our aim is about modifying existing religions if possible, because we see that they don’t work properly and need to be modified, so, we would suggest to modify existing religions in such a way that they can remain helpful to all humanity. We know that this is going to alarm most religious people as it is a controversial subject, and for this reason we are going to repeat this article that has been written for our readers’ peace of mind, just once more in this part:
For our readers’ peace of mind
To anyone who is a believer and believes in God and other religious beliefs, we say, please read our Prayers for Reconciliation writings fully before you pass judgment and quit reading; you see Prayers for Reconciliation is only a new idealistic theory, which through discussions with other fellow believer (and perhaps non-believers) is trying to find a way on how to link all existing religions together; therefore our religious beliefs and the existing religions may remain as close as possible to the ways they are today. So, don’t you worry if our religious writings sound different from the ways that we usually hear religions being preached in the churches and other places of worship, because you don’t have to worry about it, as it will all be explained as you read all our religious writings, and then, you can judge for yourself at the end of our religious writings of Prayers for reconciliation and our new set up of religious beliefs as suggested in Reconciliation of the Universe.
Anyhow, now let me pray again God to guide and help me, before we start our discussions;
Almighty and merciful Father, with my personal concerns I come to you praying, with all my heart, my soul and my mind, hoping that in your mercy You would guide and help me to write this second part of Prayers for reconciliation, I ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Father hear my prayer, amen.
These are our religious reviews; may God help me say the right things?
When we look at the religious world of today, we see that religions don’t work the way they must work, therefore, we believe that we need to discuss and review religions, because that is the right way to go about. We believe that this needs to be done for the benefit of all humanity, therefore, if we feel that it needs to be done, then it becomes our duty to do it anyhow.
So, let us see the most important articles that we have written in part one, in the hope that we can bridge part one with part two, and then our final part three, Reconciliation of the universe; we want to do that hoping that we are going in the right direction.
Now, the most important articles that we have written deals about religions and religious beliefs; one of the reasons that we have written them, was because of the extremist groups that use religious beliefs in such twisted ways, these extremists do terrible things; one of which is the 9-11 terrorist attack in USA; but that is not all, because today while I am editing this article the Islamic State terrorist group are killing innocent people, just because they don’t belong to their religious group; but there is more, we have the atheists threats that want religions to disappear.
So, these religious articles are being written to find a way how to avoid or minimize the terrorist threat, for this reason we are thinking that religious changes are required, since the terrorist groups are very active these days; the atheist group is in second place, as the atheist threat is not as dangerous as the extremist groups.
Anyhow, to prove to the atheists that God exists, we have written, Man needs God, where we claim that God exists at least by definition, but, then we see that there must be more than just definition, so, we kept writing about other explanations including this article of Man needs God because it has been so for centuries, or since the beginning when man became able to think abstract things, so, they started to invent many gods as we know that from the world history and many other things.
Now let us talk about God and how we see God today, we believe that God may be different to the God described in the Bible, so, we have formulated a new theory hoping to find a way to describe this new living God, who can be just about anything that bears life energy capable of helping life to exist. We are going to say a lot more in our last part, Reconciliation of the universe.
We have also written, , Religious options of the future, where we explain the needs for a new form of religion; in this article, we start saying that some religious changes need to happen soon or later.
Then of course we have published, Prayers for Reconciliation, which is really the main theme of this religious writings, we have had some discussions with our friends and members of the public about religions, with this in mind now we are going to write some religious views.
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Religious writing views
These are other religious writing activities and views
These religious articles are being written to describe a new way of religious beliefs, this can be achieved because we believe that God can be described in a different way to the God described in the Bible, and for this reason we have formulated a new theory, therefore, now we want to find a way, how to describe this new living God, who can be anything that bears life energy. Therefore, we are looking for ways how to explain this, and we want to take our readers step by step to see how we arrived at this conclusion.
Now, apart what we have written above, we have written and republished others religious articles, we have had some friendly discussions with our religious friends about religions, and from these discussions and other point of views, we have concluded that to make sense with religions, we must review all existing religions and find if there are other meanings why religious books have been written the way they have been written, and why religious leaders interpret religions the way they do?
At this point of time this question arises; if religious leaders interpret religion the way they do today, is it because their forbears have taught them to believe in religions this way? Or is it not? So, the main aim in this religious forum will be to review those religious beliefs and meanings, in the hope that we can come up with some explanations, that can help us understand the religious situation better.
In order to do what we have said; we need to start from the beginning with all sorts of religions. Now, in this case, because my friends and I are Roman Catholic and this is the religion that we know most, we must be looking at the Bible and what it teaches us. After all Christianity, the Roman Catholic and the Bible are the religions that the atheists attack most of the time, in the hope that they can prove that there is no God at all; and therefore, all religions are all human fantasy. We believe that there are exaggerated interpretations of some meanings in the Bible, therefore, the atheists are finding it easy to attack our religions, so, there is a need to modify religions and religious interpretations in such a way that they become more acceptable, when we use common sense.
Having said that, I start thinking what is the most important issue that needs to be looked at, and suddenly it comes to my mind the first thing that the atheists attack religious people, is about creation, as atheists do not believe that God created anything as it is said in the Bible; they believe that whatever exists today has been created from natural forces, so, God has nothing to do with creation, because God and God’s creation is all a human invention. Now I want to say that we are not able to prove to the atheists beyond any doubts that God exists, so, the next best thing that we can do is to adjust religious meanings in such a way that they can make sense to the atheists as well, and this can minimize their attacks on plain religious people.
Having said that, what I would like to do next is that I would like to call on my religious friends and have a good talk about this religious subject.
Today meetings is the way to go
Meeting our religious friends
The other day the meeting that I organized took place. So, let us hear what Mark had to say.
Mark speech in a nutshell,
If we want to find hidden meanings in the Bible and see why the Bible has been written the way it has been written, and why we understand the Bible the way that we have been taught, then, we have to start from the very beginning and use our logic reasoning minds, to see if what we have been taught stands up to our logic human reasoning; therefore, if and when it does stand up to our logic human reasoning, we have to try to understand what were the reasons, and then we can decide how to proceed with our own religious beliefs.
So, let me tell you how I see these religious things: In my opinion I feel that in those times when the bible was written, it made sense to the believer of those times; you see, people have always needed religions and a God that could protect them from what they could not protect themselves, so, this God that was shown to be superior to the other existing gods, was welcomed from the believers, after all the Israelite needed this God to free them from the Egyptian, so, Moses their leader provided that God when he went on Mount Sinai, he met Yahweh (God) as a burning bush, from there we know the rest of the Jews story, the story that for thousands of years has gone on and has become the largest religion in the world.
Here I want to point out that this religion has done a lot, and even though today there are several religions from it, because it has changed; this religion has guided lots of people in a meaningful way and it has lasted until today. I have said it has lasted until today, because today there are some people that do not need religions anymore, since time have changed and that feeling of danger from the unknown is not constantly present as it was in the past. So, some people like the atheists feel safe and feel that they can survive by themselves, so, they want to see religions disappear, and it might happen in the far away future, we can never know.
Now let me say how I see religions today: Today we have to view religions in two different ways; the negative part of religion exists because the Muslim religions are linked to terrorist groups, these religious terrorist groups are a real threat to everybody including the religions themselves, so, we hope that somehow they will end soon.
However, I must say that my personal views are that most people still need religions just the way they are today, you see; we have always needed religions even if the atheists believe that we do not need them now? But, how can we let religions disappear? I believe that it can never happen.
We need to look at today religious set up, as a way of life that has been proven for centuries to work well with people; therefore, people will not accept religious changes easily. But if we can work out what can be done without upsetting the whole system, then we could move to the next religious system, which very likely is inevitable: I am saying it is inevitable because everything changes with time and religions change. We must look in the past to see that two thousand years ago people had different religions altogether. Now I must let our other friends have their say.
Our views and more speeches
When Mark stopped talking; I, Gino and another two of our friends that were interested in these religious talks said that we understood what he had said. But at the same time, I and Gino thought that there was a need to say more, we knew that Mark did not go far enough to say that we needed a religious review, because that could be the way that would make sense. So, I asked Gino to say something himself, knowing that Gino is very crafty in his ideas.
I know that our friend Mark has said many wise things that make sense, but what he has said stops short of giving us a solution about reviewing the Bible and any other religious books, indeed it is hard for any of us to find a solution for these religious problems, therefore, I believe that a straight and easy way cannot be found, so, we may have to find another way around that might not upset religious people, and at the same time suggests something about what is happening, because of these present situations about the atheists and also the extremist groups, as Mark has pointed out; I also believe that this cannot go on forever.
So, the only thing that I can suggest now, it is that we can indeed review the Bible interpretation, but we have to be careful, therefore make sure that everything is written in such a way that is all seen as a suggestion of the possible present situation. It needs to be written in a conditional way with plenty of ifs and maybes, so that the readers can make their own minds up as they go along; we also need to remind the readers that what is being written are only suggestions, so, only time will tell what is going to happen to religions in the future.
Well that is how I see this situation and what we might be able to do about it today; this is the main thing I wanted to say to you, now you can make up your own mind.
Gino stopped talking and we said, your idea sounds good perhaps we should indeed try to review the Bible and any other religious books. After that we started to have some other friendly talks that are not important to mention here.
I believe that we have said enough in this article, so, see you in our next article about, Bible reviews are necessary, after all we want to study all sorts of religions.
May God help us to understand this religious situation?
May God bless us all?
Other religious links
- Prayers for Reconciliation
Prayers for Reconciliation starts a religious theory that aims to save religions from atheism and extremist groups, it aims to achieve that by suggesting some modifications to existing religions, etc.
- Prayers of Reconciliation
Prayers of Reconciliation, I come to you praying Father Most High and eternal life giver of every living thing, I am praying thee for forgiveness of my sins and reconciliation.. People prayers to God.
- Catholic Online
Catholic News and Information Center for Catholics and All People of God, to Help them Deepen their understanding of Our Catholic Faith. Find breaking news, saints, prayers, bible, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, mo
- Prayers of Reconciliation
This is a religious site opened to house most of my religious discussions, it includes a list of attached files like in book format, which give the readers a better chance to read the whole story.
- Menfranco Reconciliation
This site is being created to house Menfranco Reconciliation Forum.
- Religious Reconciliation Doc