All religions may need to be reviewed
Our religious theory
Welcome to our religious article (51), religious theory.
May God guide and help me to write the right things?
Dear readers, we have written 50 religious’ articles, but even though we have said so much, we have said very little that can help solve the religious problems that we are facing today, because the religious problems come from the religions themselves.
Now, let us talk about our religious theory. This religious theory that we are writing, is being written in the belief that we can help humanity in the future. We hope that we can explain religions better; so, I have been thinking about this religious matter, and wondering why the world puts up with it, and nobody does anything about it. So, we are going to write our religious theory, in the hope that we can separate religions, from those nasty terrorist attacks that happen by using religious cover.
Therefore, let us talk how the people use religions, because the people that did the terrorist attack were brain washed by their religious leader, they have used religions to brainwash them. Because of this link between the attackers and religions, today the world looks at this event as if it has come from religion, but that is not true because no religion states to go out and kill your fellow man, at the most they will accept self-defence, as most good religions do.
So, we believe that for religions to serve humanity in the future, as they have done in the past, they need to be modified, starting with the western religions including Islam, we want to know why, Muslims terrorists have become so low and kill other people instead of debating the issues with them. I believe that people want everything for themselves. Therefore, the religions of the world need some super guidance, which can come only if we believe that we are all children of the same God.
So, what can be done, one would ask? We believe that because religions fail to guide humanity in a peaceful way, religions need to be modified, to meet the need of the people for today and in the future; we believe that there are at least three main reasons why religions need to be modified, one of these reasons is what we have written above, and here-under we are explaining other reasons.
How God could exist
The other reasons
Apart what we have said above, the reasons that make us believe that religions need to be modified, it is because religions can better survive the atheist attacks, who are using old religious statements to ridicule religious people, they are telling us that God does not exist and religions have been invented by mankind. Which given the benefit of doubt they can be right? But we know that they are wrong in assuming that God does not exist, because we believe that God must exist, as we have written in our article, God exists because life exists, you see, for us God is life, because he has given us life, and because we the believers see many sign of God existence, but the atheists don’t see them, because they are not looking for signs of God existence.
You see, if the atheists continue to say that God does not exist, and they continues to attack the believers, one day they can weaken religions, and when religions are weaker, life will be harder for people that need to believe in God and religions, because these people need religions to guide them and they feel better if religions are there to do that.
The second reason is that religions must be modified in such a way that would allow Catholic priests to get married, if they want to get married, and then, if anyone of them practice paedophilia or other disgusting acts, they must be banned from the clergy and prosecuted according to the laws of the land.
The third important reason why religions need to be modified, it is to prevent the extremist groups using religions in violent ways, like what they have done in the attack of nine eleven 2001, and then, they find an excuse and tell the world that they have done it in the name of God, which is a complete lie, because God can never order to kill his own children. You see, we are all God’s children, no matter to what religion or race one may belong or where one is born and come from.
These three reasons are the three most important reasons, why we believe that religions need to be modified, and they should be modified in such a way that these things should not happen anymore, or have a good chance of preventing them; there are other reasons, but they are less important compared to these three issues?
Now this religious theory, is being written to complete part three our religious writings of Prayers for Reconciliation; we need to explain that part one and part two have been written, to discuss things and to get the public ready to accept this new theory of, Reconciliation of the universe, because it is here, where we are writing our theory that can change religious thinking, in such a way that religious reconciliation can become possible; we know that this is only a religious theory and there is no certainty that it is going to work, but we need to start somewhere.
As you know, these religious writings are our study of religions, and how religions serve humanity, and how they can serve humanity in the future; therefore, in this religious theory we are trying hard to suggest a new way that can overcome most of today religious problems, this could be achieved by modifying existing religions.
This religious theory that we are writing, is our suggestion of how these religious problems can be overcome in the future, it can be done by describing the spiritual life force of the universe, in a way that can unite all existing religions. We are writing this because we are pushed to do something now, as you will see here under in, the religious theory trigger.
May God help and guide us to achieve what we want to achieve?
The two towers before impact 2
The religious theory triggers
The trigger that set me thinking, that we need to do something about these religious issues; was the terrible event of nine eleven 2001, when New York City and other places in the US became under attack from religious fanatics; that was the way that the press reported it, and the way we saw it in the beginning, because whoever organized it used religion in such a way that brainwashed those people that did the terrible act. Therefore, we believe that behind this attack there is a lot more than plain religious fanatics attacks.
You see, there are many reasons to believe that it was a deliberate attack to the US mainland, not only in a religious way but in other ways as well, and it was meant also to tell the western world to mind their own business, and do not mingle with their religious and political ways of other people. But they chose America for their target because they hate America more than the rest of the western world, because they were jealous of America being so powerful, and telling them what to do.
We must admit that America mingles too much in other people business, because they believe that they can show these people how to live a better life, because they believe that they are the best at everything, (perhaps they are) but they don’t see that they live in the western world, so, their value of how to live a good life is different from the value that some other people think how to live a good life.
You see, people do not see it the same way as the Americans see it, therefore, they want to stop America interference, this is how some of us see these happenings today. Now while we are editing this article there are other terrible things happening in Iraq, we believe that they are the consequences of the war waged to remove Saddam Husain regime, here again the rebels that do most damage is supposed to be Islamic religious extremist. Anyhow, here we want to point out that whatever we do there are other consequences, therefore, the Americans and the western world need to slow down and wait for those that don’t believe in the western civilization, we have to wait as long as it take until those people are ready to copy our ways, if and when they are ready to copy us and if they don’t copy us they don’t, it is their choice.
Anyhow here under are a couple of links to show you what is happening now.
So, as you can see we can go on arguing about the reasons why these terrible things happen and who is at fault, but that is not what we want to do here, because we want to write our religious theory of the future, so, we have to leave behind these arguments between America and other people and go back to write our religious theory, in the hope that we are able to suggest a way, how to modify religions, which in turn can help stop these terrible happenings.
Some of the world religious books
The theory must be based on old beliefs
This new religious theory needs to be based on old religious beliefs
We are writing this new religious theory, because we believe that it is necessary to suggest to the world something like this. We believe that it needs to be based on the entire world existing religious and spiritual beliefs that we have today. It is necessary to continue religions the way they are, because we don’t want to upset people, since religions is a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, therefore, believing in what we have always believed helps us to live a better life in our own ways.
Therefore, if we try to modify religions, it needs to be done very gradually and in such a way that most people will accept it, and those religious changes should only take place when the public is ready to accept them? We know that people don’t like to change religious beliefs, but we must make this effort to change them.
You see, we believe that there are negative forces that can bring religions down, and even destroy them, as we have tried to explain at the beginning if this article. Now that we have stated the problem that we can encounter when modifying religions, let’s see how we can go about to achieve those modifications without upsetting religious people.
Now, we need to put the entire world religious information together, this will result in a huge amount of religious information that we need to sort out, so, we will have to sort them out in a way that most of us can accept.
Here are links to the religious books shown beside this article, to check out the main religions.
Once we have collected all religious information together, we should at least learn our own religion well, so that we can discuss it easily with anyone wanting to discuss religion; we must learn the most important part of all other major religions, and then we should devise a way how to sort this information down. Now, to sort any religious information, we need to have at least a guideline of the main articles that we must take into consideration, but this is the hardest part, because how can we decide what to take into consideration and what not to take? So, let us see how we could do this together.
Sorting out religions
Sorting out what to sort from religions
To sort out religious information’s that can be helpful, we must look at what religions do today, and since we want to bring religions together, then it is obvious that we must choose those things that religions have in common; at this stage we can see that most religions believe in spirituality; so, spirituality is the first thing that we can use and we must use, if we want to bring religions together, if we can do that, then it will show that there is a link that binds all religions together, this link will show us that we belong to the eternal spiritual life forces that make life possible on earth and the universe.
Having said that, now we must look at the differences that exist in the religious world; there are the religious theories, of how this or that religion has started; and the gods and goddesses, saints and other religious entity and events that happen in any of these religions. Anyhow, we believe that we must use spirituality above all, if we want to bring all existing religions together, therefore, let us see briefly what sort of spirituality the main religions contain:
Since the Christian religion and all other religions that derive from the Bible form the largest group, let us see their spiritual content; at the top of the spiritual entity there is God (Yahweh, Jehovah, and/or Allah) followed by archangels, angels, saints and worthy souls; this is the positive side; the negative side is formed by the devils and the nasty souls.
These spiritual entities dwell in another dimension, and they cannot travel freely to our dimension, it is said that God has forbidden them to come down to earth after the flood, therefore, they do not show up as much as they want to. Now let us talk about the souls.
Since God is the life giver of all living and spiritual things, it is believed that God the master and life giver of the entire universe has made it possible for the souls of people to travel in and out of our dimension and the spiritual dimension, only when they are born and when they die. This is in a nutshell is how spirituality in the Christian religion is supposed to be, because this is how our forebears have passed down this information to us, because they have believed it to be so.
Spirituality in some other religions
Spirituality in other major religions
Spiritualty has always existed in the religious world, so, let us start from the Egyptians.
The Egyptians have the book of the dead and other written evidence is found even today in the pyramid walls. So, we can say that the Egyptian believed the people had a soul, and that the Pharaoh was a descendent of the gods, and at his death he joined the gods in the afterlife, people also had souls but they were less important than the Pharaoh. In this evidence that we find today, there are funeral texts designed to ensure that deceased souls reach a pleasant afterlife, through the elaborate rites at their death, and there are many other things, there was also this belief that the souls needed food after their death.
The Indians have the Vedas and many other books; one of the books that make sense to us westerners is the Laws of Manu, where at least we are able to understand a few things about the Indian religious beliefs; these beliefs are very complex and they are very hard to explain unless we read from the book of, The Laws of Manu, so, to make it easier for our readers, we are going to quote part of the first chapter just the way I have found it on the Internet, and here I quote:
1. The great sages approached Manu, who was seated with a collected mind, and, having duly worshipped him, spoke as follows:
2. 'Deign, divine one, to declare to us precisely and in due order the sacred laws of each of the (four chief) castes (varna) and of the intermediate ones.
3. 'For thou, O Lord, alone knowest the purport, (i.e.) the rites, and the knowledge of the soul, (taught) in this whole ordinance of the Self-existent (Svayambhu), which is unknowable and unfathomable.'
4. He, whose power is measureless, being thus asked by the high-minded great sages, duly honoured them, and answered, 'Listen!'
5. This (universe) existed in the shape of Darkness, unperceived, destitute of distinctive marks, unattainable by reasoning, unknowable, wholly immersed, as it were, in deep sleep.
6. Then the divine Self-existent (Svayambhu, himself) indiscernible, (but) making (all) this, the great elements and the rest, discernible, appeared with irresistible (creative) power, dispelling the darkness.
7. He who can be perceived by the internal organ (alone), who is subtile, indiscernible, and eternal, who contains all created beings and is inconceivable, shone forth of his own (will).
8. He, desiring to produce beings of many kinds from his own body, first with a thought created the waters, and placed his seed in them.
9. That (seed) became a golden egg, in brilliancy equal to the sun; in that (egg) he himself was born as Brahman, the progenitor of the whole world.
End of quote from The Laws of Manu.
Now that we have quoted a small part of the beginning from this Indian sacred book The Laws of Manu, it becomes evident that the laws of Manu it a very long conversation between the sages that ask Manu many religious issues and Manu that will explain to them very detailed religious issues; here I must say that there is more to read in this great book, so, I advise to read it, use the link in this article, if it works.
Statue of Buddha in a garden
Other religions from the Indian religion
Other religions were born from the Indian religion
The Indian religions have many ways and there are many beliefs, we don’t know very much about them, since even the Indians themselves cannot explain their many religions and ways of beliefs. What we in the western world know is that from the Indus religions comes another important religion the Buddhism.
Buddha story goes like this; when Buddha was young 2600 years ago, he was a prince, he was a young man called Siddhartha but even though he was a rich prince he dealt with similar struggles that we have today. It is said that he was born as a crown prince and was also blessed by having an extremely beautiful wife. But still he was not completely happy, because he felt that something was missing in his life. So, one day he left everything and went in search of complete happiness and what is the meaning of life. It seems that he found some answers and from his newfound knowledge created unintentionally a new religion, just by teachings what he had found.
Today Buddhism is an important religion; the leader of this religion is the Dalai Lama, but unfortunately because China has occupied Tibet, which is the main place of worship for the Buddhism religion, the Dalai Lama has been banned from Tibet, but the religious people still believe that he is the leader of this religion. Anyhow what I have found out lately about this religion is that they are not like us of the Christian religions, because we have a God and we pray to God; but you see, the Buddhists do not pray, but they meditate about what they are doing, whether it is good or bad for themselves, for other people and for their own souls. Anyhow, I don’t know much about this religion to say more, but has we have seen this religion it is there to try to solve the meaning of life, so let me quote here what I have found lately on the internet:
Perhaps this is what the Buddhists are after, and I quote:
Knowing life purpose would invest everything one did with meaning. Whether reading a book, performing a task, or caring for one’s health, one would feel deep commitment and satisfaction. Even if one was suffering from a dreadful disease, enmeshed in a family quarrel, or stung by a humiliating defeat, the power to live-the determination to overcome any obstacle in order to fulfil life’s great purpose- would always come flooding back. In his own the Genealogy of Morals, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) effectively underscored the importance of the meaning of life when he wrote that man desires suffering and “even seeks it out, provided that he has been shown a meaning for it, a reason for suffering”.
End of quote; well it seems to me that there are deep and meaningful meanings in this quote.
This article is becoming too long, so, see you in our next article about, Creation and the creation of mankind.
May God bless us all.
Some religious links
- Religions need to continue
Religions need to continue is the end of Prayers for reconciliation religious writings, which are discussions to get ready for Reconciliation of the Universe that is a theory for a super religion.
- God works in mysterious ways
God works in mysterious ways, let me tell you a story. My own life observations and in this story explain how God works in mysterious ways.
- 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.
- People life and religion
Life and God is the essence of our own life existence, and to believe in our life is to believe in God and everything else that makes life possible, otherwise life as we know it may as well not exist
- Believing in God and religions
We need God and religions, it has been so for a very long time, we cannot live without religions, as religions helps people to belong and stay together, is one of those things that people like to do.
© 2013 Francesco Menchise