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God and religions of the future
Map of the world main religions
Religions for the future
Welcome to our religious article (4), God and religions of the future
May God guide and help me to write these religious writings the right way?
Dear readers, in our last article of “man needs God”, we have pointed out the need that humanity has for God and religions. Since we believe that religions are not working properly these days, as we are going to show you hereunder, therefore, we are looking at how religions of the future should be like, or perhaps, it would be better to ask, what sort of religious options for the future do we have?
Now, because negative religious events are happening in the world these days, and these nasty things that involves religions should be avoided, since we believe that they could be avoided. We believe that these things happen because religions are out of date. You see, the people that are using religious rules to guide us, they are using the old religious directions and that could be harmful. So, in this article, we are trying to suggest, how to find a lasting religious solution.
The atheist solution for this problem is that they would like to see religions disappear, but that cannot be the right thing to do either, because as we have explained in our previous articles, man needs God and therefore religions. So, we must decide what options are available to secure a continuous religious future for all humanity. Anyhow, these days religions seem to be under attack from the atheists, because they don’t believe in God and they believe that to believe in God does more harm than good; religions are also under attack from the extremists, because they use religions the wrong way and they even kill in the name of God. So, may God guide and help me to neutralize these two main negative issues, we hope also that what we are writing here could and would be accepted from God and humanity, for the future benefit of mankind.
Now, let me write this observation that I have made lately, to overcome most religious negative aspects, religions need to be expanded and modified, or better still the boundaries of religions should be expanded or changed all together, so that most religions will be able to find a link that brings them together at the highest meeting point. The highest meeting point is God, who would be a benevolent and caring God for all humanity, and this God should be above all other Gods. Now, if this religious set-up could be achieved, the extremism in religion may be overcome, because all religions will link up to the same God, and therefore, religious fighting could become a thing of the past.
We have said above that we need a benevolent and caring God; our benevolent God in this case should mean that this God will continually be benevolent and could never be anything else, because his nature is only benevolent, so, he will not want to punish anybody, because his own nature will forbid it; some people might think that this might be a weak God, but in our own views the punishment will be self-inflicted, as we are going to explain later. Anyhow, this is the God that we need at the top of the spiritual life force energies of the universe; I hope I have explained myself clear enough; now that I have written my observation, let me go back to our other issues.
Our main religious issues
Dear readers, I need to tell you that while I am writing this article of, God and religious of the future, at the same time, I am praying God to guide and help me, because I am a believer in my own ways, even if I don’t see God exactly like the Bible says. Anyhow, writing these religious issues is not going to be easy, so, some help from above would be wonderful. You see, there are so many religions in the world that it is hard to say which one is the right one, for this reason I am praying God to help me. Now, I am still praying to the same God as we have done for thousands of years, and we will be praying for a long time to come, so, there should be no concerns at all for the public about rapid religious changes, because the changes that we are suggesting in these religious writings are minimal, in fact, in most cases they are a link to link all existing religions together, because those changes are aimed only to change the ways we see God and religions and not the ways of our main religious beliefs.
Today, when we look at religions, there are reasons to believe that all the world religions are somehow similar in nature, we could say that they are similar because they all aim to get people together to believe in a spiritual force or God, this God is somehow benevolent to various degrees and would help the believers of each religion; but that is where their similarity stops, because they are poorly linked together. All religions should be linked together since we all need God and religions, as we have stated it in our article, Man needs God, but even though we need God and religions, most religions are not the same and this creates problems.
For this reason, some group of people use religions the wrong ways, so, some adjustments need to be made and this is what we are talking about here. If we want to escape the atheists and the extremist we need to change some religious beliefs; so that these negative groups will find it harder to apply their extreme religious beliefs; therefore, we need to change and these changes that we are suggesting will take place one day, you see they must take place for religions to be more meaningful to the future generations.
Now let us discuss the effect that these changes could have, because, even though we are suggesting future religious changes that more or less are going to happen soon or later, we could see that most religions may not accept them easily today, but we believe that tomorrow they will be accepted anyhow; therefore we are forcing ourselves to continue to write what we believe could happen or needs to happen, because people have to know and understand that religions need to change somehow, to solve the problem that some people make when they use religions the wrong way.
Again, here we want to point out, these religious writings are being written in good faith for the future benefit of mankind, they are not written for any personal gains at all. In these religious writings, we are looking for religious options that could improve links between religions, perhaps a new religious theory needs to be written; we are saying this because we see already signs that this is happening as we speak, so, we need to ask ourselves, how religions need to be in the future; and then we have to figure out what sort of religious suggestions we can come up with, to overcome this present religious problem.
How religions need to be
The role of religions is that they must guide us in a happy and peaceful way, so, they must be designated to do that, if they don’t do that, then, we must ask ourselves, how religions need to be now and, in the future, to help humanity better than they do now.
Today, when we look at what is happening in the religious world, we are shocked, and we feel that for sure something is wrong in the religious world. Therefore, we feel that religions are letting us down, so, they need to be changed to fulfil their role, because what is happening cannot go on forever, so, we must ask ourselves how religions should be or need to be in the future.
We believe that the world is changing and is going global, therefore, the era of isolation needs to end, and religion should follow the trend; today everything in the whole wide world can be easily connected, therefore, all religions need to be connected also, it may take a few decades for these changes to happen; but we believe that they will be happening soon or later. Therefore, let us try to see what this could mean to the religious people involved, because religions sometimes have a strange effect on people, it makes people think strange things, like the end of an Era, and therefore, the end of the world.
Here we are talking about religious changes and not the end of the religious system. But, let us put forward this observation that comes into my mind. If you believe that the world will end according to Revelation, written in the Bible; then you may as well believe that these religious writings are the forerunner of that event, so, they are marking the very beginning of Revelations, because the Bible revelation says that there will be a new system.
Anyhow, we believe that a new system is needed, but is not going to be like the Bible says, like God will set his own government on earth? To tell you the truth we don’t see it happening that way at all, but we see the need for religions to change direction; therefore, a new system needs to be created from the old system, this is what we are trying to suggest here. This change that we are suggesting is not as drastic as it is described in the Bible, or as our religious leaders want us to believe that the Bible is saying, just to scare us off and do what they tell us to do.
Now, we would like to inform our readers that these religious changes that we are suggesting, they are only a proposition and they do not take effect until people accept them. Anyhow, these religious changes are going to be mostly according to the existing religious beliefs, so, there is nothing to worry about.
Therefore, we are asking our readers to believe us, when we say that these religious writings are not trying to radically change anything from the existing personal religious beliefs, in fact, they are being written to consolidate in a collective way what we believe, so that, existing religious beliefs may have a better chance to survive and be useful to future generations. You see, the only thing that we are suggesting here is that, there is only one God throughout the universe, and we could call this God a Super-God.
For these reasons, don’t expect a complete change from these religious discussions and reviews, even if they may seem to you that they are not according to the existing religious beliefs. You must wait and see the end of these religious writings before you pass judgment. And we have also to see how the public accept these new religious views of God of the universe.
Personally I believe and hope that God likes the idea that I should write this futuristic religious change, not only because I have dreamed about God and God has touched me, I have also dreamed several dreams about God, and also because a strange event that has happened to me, as I personally have proof (in my mind) to believe that I have been greeted from an angel from heaven, as the author of Reconciliation of the Universe. I will write part of this dream or vision, in our next article that we are calling, Prayers for reconciliation.
Anyhow, we are going to write this vision fully, when we write the last part of these religious writing which we will call Reconciliation of the Universe.
Because of this vision, I believe that God is going to help me write these religious writings of Reconciliation of the Universe in his own ways. We are saying this, because I must believe that with the help of God, I will be able to write these religious writings well enough that they could be accepted from the religious public.
Now, let me continue to write about some religious views.
Some religious views
As we were saying above looking at the religious world of today, we believe that religious should change, to keep religions going in the future and help humanity, as they have done in the past. Anyhow, we need to say here that I together with some of my religious friends, we have been talking and thinking, about these religious options that could be available to us in the future; in fact, we have already written our first shorter version of our religious writings in Hub Pages. Therefore, what we are doing now is editing reviewing and adding more religious articles, to make those religious writings better.
Today, just to keep the record straight about what is happening to those religious articles that we have already written. Last time when we started Prayers for Reconciliation, (this refers to this part of our religious writings) we started it from one of my religious dreams, because in that dream I dreamed about God. So, I thought that it was the right way to start these religious writings; but then I have realized that the way I had written those dreamland articles the first time could not go together with our religious writings, because it had some non-religious articles in it that could clash with religious thinking.
So, today we have edited it in such a way, that it is now more compatible with our religious writings, and we are going to use this new version of our Dreamland writings, which includes Cosmic Spiritual Dreamland in these religious writings of Prayers for Reconciliation, as you are going to see for yourself, when you read our edited Spiritual Dreamland dreams, as they can be followed by religious writings.
Anyhow, after all those religious spiritual dream that I have had, they may have happened for a good reason, therefore, now I have to believe that this dream about God touching me, and also other spiritual dreams that followed during my life, they have really happened to me for a purpose, as they mean something special to me, and I also believe that those dreams have perhaps made me worthy to write religious articles like Prayers for Reconciliation. So, let us hope that those spiritual dreams really made me worthy of writing these religious articles, and therefore, I feel that I must continue to write them.
But at the same time, because I am not feeling 100% sure, if I am writing the right religious things, I am praying God to guide and help me. But, let us write about how we see the present situation, and what changes we believe could help our religious system.
In search of God of the future
Religious changes required
We believe that since everything is changing and will continue to change, also religions are going to change, because there is no way that religions would escape these changes, and we have no doubt about it. Now, religions have not changed for a very long time, as they have been made to last a long time, therefore, it is not going to be easy to change them; but at the same time, if they don’t change soon and follow the trend like everything else, they could be left behind; so, some religious changes are required in the future to help religions survive. One could only ask; what sorts of changes are necessary?
Well that question above is not going to be easy to answer, but anyhow we will try to explain the best way we can what sort of religious changes we can see happening in the future, but whatever changes happen, we should try to change them in such a way that we can keep most of the good existing religious beliefs in place, therefore, existing religions would be still working the way they have been working for the religious believers of today.
We have already said and explained to the readers in our previous article of, “Man needs God” that humanity needs God and religions, so, now we must see how we could continue to have religions just the way that they are. We know that this is going to take a very good imagination, to come up with a description of how the religions of the future could be, and how God of the future would be described, so that there is a single God that is able to link all existing religions together, since this could be the only way for religious people to live in harmony with the rest of the world religious communities.
Therefore, it looks like that in our futuristic religious changes, we are going to need a God description capable of resisting any attacks from the unbelievers like the atheists, and a God that all religions could accept, since they would be able to link their religious beliefs to this God.
For this reason, it seems to me that the days of an omnipotent god that never shows up might be coming to an end. Because people will be asking more and more evidence about God as the time passes away. You see, all this has already started, when we think about the atheists questioning our beliefs, and there will be more questions asked from the atheists, as well as from other people that have an open mind, as they read the Bible or other religious books, and they make up their own mind, about what they have learned from these religious books.
Here we need to say that, we are sure that anyone who reads the Bible with an open mind, as the Israelite history book, without being pushed by religious people that want us to believe what they themselves believe; that person will have to come to the conclusion that there is something wrong in believing everything the religious believers are telling us to believe, because there are time when the Bible does not make sense at all, accept to the believer who believe anything at all the way they have been told to believe, so, they are not really trying to understand what is written in the Bible, but they are just following other people beliefs.
For this reason, when we talk to any religious believers that believe what is written in the Bible, they will say to you that you don’t understand the Bible, because you haven’t been explained what this or that means, and so, they will believe what they have always wanted to believe, and at the same time, they will try to make you believe what they believe, it seems to be a never ending story. If any reader’s want proof of what we have just said let them try to log in some atheist’s groups on the Internet, they will tell you what some of us think about religions.
I have to say here that, I am agnostic or perhaps I should say that I am a believer with agnostic views, and therefore, I do not believe that every word in the Bible is the word of God or is God inspired. I believe that there have been times when the writers of the Bible have been inspired by God, but that inspiration was right to be applied only at the times when that inspiration occurred. So, today because the world is different we need new inspiration from God to see which way we must go, I hope you see what I mean with this explanation.
Here I have to say for instance, if God is inspiring me at this very moment, I would say that I am going to choose a religious way that has less to do with an omnipotent God and more to do with spiritual beliefs. You see, we are looking for a general God, or a god-life-force energy that would be accepted by everybody on earth, and furthermore this god is not just your god or my god, but it is a god for everybody capable of linking all religions together, this is the only God that could be accepted by everybody on earth today. This views of seeing God in different ways, it brings up the question that changes are required to achieve that, so, let us discuss it here under.
Religious books of the world
What sort of changes would be required?
What sort of changes and what sort of God could be accepted by everybody?
Well, to answer that question is not easy, but looks like that we need to come up with a brand new religious theory. We believe that we have some ideas how to achieve that, so, we are going to write it down the best way we can. Now, we need to say that what we are writing today is only part of a religious theory, which one day might even be proven to be right or closer to the truth, of how spiritual being or things including God or god life force of the universe could be. Therefore, God or the gods that we are going to describe are only descriptions of gods, which could be accepted by the people on planet earth. The people of this planet that have reached the Era of the age of reason, and therefore, they would be able to make their own decisions.
Here we must say that there are several ways to describe how God or god of the universe could be like, for the people to accept; but we want to mention a couple of ways that we think can link religions together since this is very important, so, let us come to the point. One way is to assume that God is the life force energies that makes life possible in the entire universe, so, every living thing exists because of this god life force energy; the other God can be a spiritual God/s that helps life as we know it, it works in conjunction with Mother Nature. Therefore, if we assume that God works together with Mother Nature, it will overcome the atheist beliefs of nonexistence of God, because God is also Mother Nature herself. Now, we should ask ourselves, how we are going to perceive God in the future.
Wherever we are looking there is God
How we might perceive God in the future
Therefore, we are looking for a god for everybody, that everybody can accept. So, if one day we discover that God among other things is pure life energy, which can make life possible on earth and the whole universe; then we must agree that God exists in the universe as such, and we must say that when we are looking at the universe, we are looking at a portion of God himself, because God and spiritual things are not visible to us humans.
Anyhow, we believe that these religious changes that we are suggesting here, they are going to occur soon or later it is inevitable. This is our personal beliefs, for us it is the sign of the time. Perhaps they are not going to be exactly the way that we imagine them now; but they are going to change anyhow.
Today we are living an electronic Era, so, it could help if god was represented in an electronic way as well, after all we don’t know what god is made of, and describing god as pure life energy, can be the closest possible way that one could describe god. We can add here, that it is possible that this imaginary god is much close to the true existing god.
So, now let us try to describe our imaginary god in a nutshell so to speak. We have said above that god is or could be pure life energy, which is capable to give life to every living thing. Here we can add that every living thing depends from this god life energy, and that this life energy is recycled in the universe in an ever ending-cycle passing through god himself, as God acts as the main engine that drives this life force in the universe, so, every living thing is subject to this god life force that exists in the universe. Well, this is just one way for us of seeing the life forces energies of God of the universe.
Now we need to say that somehow I have managed to make a rough sketch of God of the universe and I have loaded it in the computer to show how this life energy flows in the universe, with God-life-force being at the very centre and absorbing all positive life energies, and then passing these positive life energies to the rest of the spiritual world, from the most important spiritual beings and also to the least important spiritual beings, and from this spiritual world to the world of living on earth, and from the world of the living to the world of the dead, and then, the dead spiritual force or souls find their ways back to God; so, there is a continuous link of the flow of life energies; see my sketches,
Now what I have written above is only a possibility, that God might be pure life energies, the other God that we would like to talk about is closer to what we already believe, as this God would consist of all spiritual things that we know already, so, hereunder is one of the possible descriptions, of this universal spiritual God.
Powerful Gods of the world
Universal spiritual God
Let us imagine how this spiritual God could be described. The spiritual God for everybody needs to be portrayed in a modern way. It would be a lot better if this god is described in such a way that it is part of the whole spiritual life forces of the universe, it needs to be that way, because today, spirituality is more acceptable than the all-powerful god that the ancient people wanted to have. You see the ancient people needed a powerful god, because they wanted this powerful god to be their God and nobody else God. If you take your time and check history, you will see what we mean.
There is also something else about these ancient gods, which we would like to point it out, in a way the more aggressive and warfare were the people that believed in this God, the more powerful and violent were their gods. One of the best examples was the Viking and Thor, and other civilizations had their god which would serve their civilization to a T.
Anyhow, we must keep in mind that even though we cannot prove that God exists in a physical way, or that these spiritual beings that we are talking about exist, we must believe and act as if they really exist; it is the only way that makes us feel safe in our daily life, because we are born with this need. We believe that it will be so until such times, when humanity is able to prove once and for all, what exists and what has been a man-made mental invention.
Conclusion, even though we know that religions need to be updated; we must say that we need to believe the way we have always done; so, we must follow religions as if these new theories that we are writing don’t exist, until the time when these new theories can be proven to be right
We know that what we have said might make no sense to those who are not ready to accept a new way of spiritual religions, and I can hear they say; if this is God, then what is the use of praying and believing in this God, since this God does nothing for us, you see, we need a powerful God to guide us?
We know that some people would like to have an omnipotent God to guide them, and just because that God is omnipotent they will accept it as their God, but as we have said times are changing and religions are going to change also, and a spiritual new way will be found that would be able to link everything together, so that, everybody can believe to the same spiritual God. As for myself I have already found a sort of spiritual way that would link easily with existing religions and other things, so, we are starting to write this new way in our next chapter called, Prayers for Reconciliation, so, let us talk about it hereunder.
Prayers for reconciliation introduction
Dear readers, you can blame my imagination if you want, because what we are going to write in our next article, “Prayers for reconciliation”, is incredible. You see, what has led me to write our next article are several things, which you will think that they are unreal, and I am not blaming you if you do that. Anyhow, we will be writing these religious articles, because of some events that have happened to me; however, today whether this happening has really happened to me, or it was a vision or a dream, I am not sure any more, anyhow it is one of the 3.
Now, what I have mentioned above is not the only thing that has happened to me, because there are several God send dreams that I have dreamed, and therefore, I have to think about them as well, since one of them is the most important dream of my life, because in this dream God touched me and said, “this man is a bit old but so what”, as if whatever I must do my age is not going to stop me doing it. I cannot repeat the dream here because it will create duplicate content, so, you may have to go to this Google site to read it, https://sites.google.com/site/godintheuniverse/, I hope this link works for you, the dream is written in the first page.
I believe that we have said enough for the time being, I suppose we are going to say more about this description of God, in our future articles as it becomes clearer in our mind.
So, see you next time with our next article, which we are going to call, Prayers for Reconciliation and this is where our religious writings will start seriously.
May God help and guide me to write it?
May God bless us all?
Links to religious sites
- Angels, Saints and human souls 63
The life giver to every living thing is God. What I have described above is only the positive eternal life-force that exists in the universe, and we like to call this life-force God, and we believe that God is life and therefore the life giver.
- Prayers for Reconciliation, 5
The beginning of the theory of Prayers of Reconciliation. A religious theory that aims to save religions from atheism.
- God works in mysterious ways, 34
God works in mysterious ways, let me tell you a story. My own life observations ond story of how God works in mysterious ways.
- Catholic Online
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- Religious Reconciliation Doc
Frank's personal and religious blog
General blog including some religious articles
- 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.
- Man needs God
Just another religious blog
- The major world religions
Concise descriptions of the major world religions including hinduism, judaism, zoroastrianism, buddhism, shinto, confucianism, jainism, taoism, christianity, islam, sikhism and bahai. Links to books on religion and religion statistics.