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Can religious 'truths' set us free?

Updated on February 15, 2015

How significant we really are?

The Pale Blue Dot in the vastness of space and time

Truth is undeniably refreshing, exhilarating, and enlightening, if we just learn to open our minds and hearts to accept it.

We must change and adapt to the times in order to survive as a species of intelligence instead of subservience.

Revealing Religious Truths [or Lies] are Heroical - not Heretical and will set us free. ? Or will it keep us in psychological shackles forever.

After much reflection on my existing hubs, deep thought, meditation and spiritual guidance from my psychic guide i have had an epiphany.

By that i mean a sudden manifestation, perception, or realization, of the essential nature, or meaning, of the thoughts behind writing about the negative side of organized religions as a solitary societal problem.

It is quite simple, and strikingly clear that what i have perceived, up to this point in time, was (is) basically sound, but lacking in equanimity due to premature presentation of the results that must be achieved to obtain, and maintain, peaceful harmony within humanity on this planet before moving on in our celestial evolution.

(In other words, i have been putting the horse before the cart in speaking of the current effects on our society in lieu of the need to come to terms with, and change, today's concepts before we will be able to move forward into the future)

The process in which man, nature, and the universe itself is evolving, is a continuous progression of interrelated phenomenon.

Evolution of man and beyond

unstoppable progressive evolution with future uncertainly
unstoppable progressive evolution with future uncertainly | Source

Man's unstoppable evolutionary process

We can all "see" the evolution of 'technology', and its incredible potential to benefit mankind and in its ramifications on the progression and growth in this millennium (and the millenniums) to come.

What we, as a global society, are failing to see, or grasp, is that those fighting this inevitable progression create a "snag" (bottleneck) in that process of moving forward that hurts every one around them.

We, as a global society, were not meant to be subservient to a few self serving people who are trying to control something far beyond their capabilities to understand the overall process.

Our evolutionary process is much like an assembly line that is creating an automobile for example;

Everything must go in a progressive order to attain the perfect end results. That moving process into the future is equivalent to the automobile assembly line that ultimately provides the transportation needed to take us to any destination in this physical plane. If the automobile's assembly line is disrupted at any phase of that process there would be a calamitous jam, that certainly would affect the end results, until such time that the logjam is removed and the assembly line resumes its intended progression.

Looking at space and time together; that "assembly line", or progressive movement forward is being jammed by futile attempts of a few to stop that progression - for their own personal gains on this planet. We have the option of continuing to move forward (evolve) with the rest of the universe or destroy ourselves by drowning in our own ignorance and self serving.

The difficulty in reversing mind control - especially on children. Part 1

Part 2

Shedding stagnant beliefs

The religious stagnation and "conservative values" concept is that clog in the assembly line for this planet's intended progression.

These attempts to stagnate may be founded in a profound belief that the past is better than the future.

But the past is gone; and the future is inevitable and unstoppable.

The future is only what man will make it: chaos, wars, infighting, mass destruction, power and control by the few who we allow to take it.

Or we can collectively strive to restore the equanimity (right disposition) to move in a direction that benefits all the people of earth.

Destroying earth and all its inhabitants for an archaic belief system is foolhardy and will never have any profound, or meaningful, effect on the universal progression itself.

But continuing on as we are and taking this calamitous mess into the universe will never be permitted (hopefully at least) by whatever "creator" created our galaxy and ultimately our universe.

Recovering from Religion - deprogramming

Find truth is a daunting task

finding the truth amongst all the lies
finding the truth amongst all the lies | Source
hiding from the truth
hiding from the truth
Logic brings truth and personal freedom
Logic brings truth and personal freedom

Challenging Man's progression forward

We as a species, have an innate need to feel that we are a part of something bigger, and in a sense it is true that we are. But we cannot move forward with all the baggage currently attached to us. Ideas, and religious beliefs, must progress into the "here and now" and continue to evolve into the future as well. Nothing ever remains unchanged.

If it is to be that pacification (our insistence on, or persistence of, clinging to past religious beliefs) which mankind seems to be so desperately in need of, in order to justify its existence, then let it be so- but with a caveat.

We must not continue to be collectively ruled by religious dogma. but rather, we must learn to accept it as a 'personal' pacifier to appease our individually necessary state of tranquility; or consciously choose to rely on our own sense of what is right, and what is wrong, and cease the collective negativism.

The first baby step to the peaceful reconciliation (harmony) between man and his environment is necessary and obviously simple.

Instead of judging others (as a self appointed right) we need to first look inside ourselves to see if we are being all that we can be.

If we see that we are all that we can be, then we would have no need to judge others.

If we see ourselves as not being all that we can be, then the first step on that journey forward is to stop judging others.

We cannot live in the past and expect others to live there with us because we deem it necessary for salvation. Instead we need to find our own path to salvation and allow others to do the same without interference by attempting to force our own personal values on them.

  • We must learn to 'see' - other than with our eyes.
  • We must learn to 'hear' - other than with our ears.

We MUST also learn to acquire knowledge through self-realization-ism : {the ethical theory that the highest good for a person consists in realizing, or fulfilling oneself; on the assumption that one has certain inborn abilities constituting one's real, or ideal self, and the ability to discern (understand and accept) that differentiation}.

We MUST NOT continue to learn, or move forward, with acquiescence: {to accept, comply, or submit tacitly, or passively, to what we are told to believe is truth}.

But rather with the recognition that we must continue to learn and grow, not only our knowledge base and our intellect, but our spirituality as well. And along with that knowledge comes the realization that God is NOT a religion, but a concept that cannot be explained by man on any level. So we must partner with spirituality, not succumb to it in total deference of the past.

Please note: I have added some links and videos below to help those who want to transition out of their childhood brainwashing. These will help in stepping out of mass delusion into the reality of light, embracing free thinking, and taking responsibility for our own lives.

by: d.william 04/29/2012

Love Is All There Is. The truth will set us free

Teaching Creationism Is Not Appropriate for Children

Undeniable Truth

© 2012 d.william


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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you for taking the time to read and your comments.

      Love is truly what it is all about. Not the love of one's self, but for the love of humanity and mankind itself without judging anyone around you.

      You state that "people do not believe the lord was here", but i contend that if that was in fact true (that he was here) there is certainly no proof of it to date. Saying something is so, does not make it so. Believing something is true, also does not make it so.

      Religion and the need for god worship is a weakness of man that must be overcome, at least to the extent it is carried out today. Believing in a benevolent 'creator' and that we are all part of that wonderful creation is much more humane, and intellectually acceptable than brainwashed beliefs that we must spend out lives worshiping a non existent entity, simply for the sake of complying with ancient ideas that cannot, and will never be, proven.

      What is in YOUR individual mind is personal and yours alone to keep if you so desire, but you cannot judge others by YOUR beliefs. Self proclaimed "Men of God" are only self appointed to be such by their fear of this non existent entity that demands worship is only in their own minds not in reality. That is why it is so important to be concerned with our own 'path to salvation' and let others take care of themselves without this undue pressure by others to join them in their fantasies.

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      glmclendon 5 years ago

      Good HUB,but don't think a lot of people will believe you. People did not believe The Lord was here. I agree with you about love being the answer. How can you go out of your way to hurt someone and say that is love? How can you take a life and say you did it for love.

      Stay Well

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting. It is always a pleasure to hear from folks who have the intelligence to understand the complexities of our society, see its short comings and not try to shift the blame for the problems on "liberals" such as i. Sadly enough, most people are so tunnel visioned by their upbringing, lack of interest in exploring new ideas, , or furthering their education, or fear of their religious backlash for trying to see beyond that which they are told, they can only contribute hateful and nasty comments toward people with a deeper insight than they are capable of.

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      Christin Sander 5 years ago from Midwest

      What a beautiful hub and I couldn't agree more. It's almost like humanity is stuck where we are not growing fast enough - yet growing too fast at the same time. Outdated and old belief systems are still deeply rooted and at the same time our technological advances just in my short lifetime have been astounding. It's a perplexing world sometimes, but beautiful and interesting when you can sit back and just take the role of the observer for awhile. Great hub voted up beautiful, interesting etc.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you for your kind words. There is so much hatred, intolerance and discrimination coming from the right that i find it almost impossible to believe that people are this blind and follow these fanatics without even knowing what they are doing. The divide in this country is growing deeper, and scarier each day. Both government and religious involvement must be revamped drastically to overcome this insanity.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a beautiful article. I agree with Business Time, who are we to judge another's love?

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you so much for reading and your kind comments.

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      Sarah Kolb-Williams 5 years ago from Twin Cities

      I love your last point: "Who has the legal, or moral, right to chose who someone else will love?" Love is absolutely no one else's business.

      Great hub, voted up and beautiful!