Study of religions
The Jerusalem temple
Searching for God ways
Welcome to our article ((2) (84)), study of religions
May God guide and help me to write this religious article?
Dear readers, as we have said in our previous articles, we are studying religions, while we are studying religions, we are writing or re-writing our new views, and we are also looking for ways that would enable us to re-set, our religious articles that we have already written, in a way that would make sense to the readers. Anyhow, at the same time, we don’t want to change our articles too much, because we would like that they make sense, if you read them in the same order that they have been written the first time. Having said that, now I have to say that I have been studying and writing articles about religions in hub pages and other sites for a few years, I will continue to study and write more religious articles in the future, because I feel as if I have been called from God to do that.
Now, even though I feel that I must write these religious articles, sometimes I ask myself, where are these religious studies taking me? I don’t know! I know that I have learned a few religious things that I never knew they existed, or I had the wrong concept about them. So, by learning new religious things, I have set them right at least in my mind, so, now I would like to pass this new-found knowledge or belief if you like to our readers.
As I have said above, I have started writing these religious articles a long time ago, you see, I started to study religions and write about religions, because I wanted so much to find a way out of some ugly religious happenings, that happen in the world these days. Like the paedophilia, the terrorist attacks and atheism. So, I have read many religious books already, I will keep reading more religious books if they come my way, or I am going to read some of them again, just to make sure that I have understood them, because I am in search of God so to speak. I am also in search of a religious system, that can do what religions are supposed to do. In other words, the right religion, or a new religion for the entire world, which at this point of time, it does not exist. But, I believe that I have formulated a good idea in my mind, therefore, I would like to write about a super God, that is a benevolent God and can guides the entire universe in a benevolent way, so, as I said, I have some good ideas that would be able to suggest that to the public.
Anyhow, I know that I have learned many new religious things, so, here I have to say that every time I really discover a new religious meaning, or I can understand it better, I have to go back again to my previous articles, to see how far off I have been in the beginning, so, some of those articles that I have written need to be edited, in order to be in line with my new religious understanding, therefore, some of them will keep changing and hopefully one day, I will come very close to find the true God and religions, and therefore, a religion that is capable of overcoming those inconvenience that happen today.
Now, because I am in search of a benevolent God and the meaning of our life seriously; for this reason, I hope that one day, I will clearly be able to write my new religious theory, which is becoming everyday more clear in my mind, this theory includes this super benevolent God that I could describe thus: (There is only one God throughout the universe and God is the life essence of the entire universe), I know that this phrase does not make much difference by itself now. Anyhow, I indent to learn more in the future, so that, I can add many things around this phrase about this God of the universe, after doing that. I can suggest clearly how to fix today religious problems for good, as I have already been trying to do for a while, in my religious writings.
Now, this is what I would like to do myself. But, at the same time I believe, that we all have to do our best and try to pass any knowledge, which we have acquired during our life to the future generations, whether this knowledge is religious or otherwise, even if this knowledge we have acquired, may not seem very important, we need to pass this acquired knowledge on as we have already written in our Yola website, http://frankmenchise.com , the duty of any human being.
From the religious study that we have done, it becomes obvious that there are many religions, and there is some difference between these religions to say the least; we have already written many religious articles, which we have published in hub pages, most of these articles are about Christianity and about the Bible, since I happen to be a Roman Catholic person, and therefore, because that is the first religion that I have known and practised, I can talk about it more easily than other religions, which I have only read about them, therefore, Christianity and the Bible are the religious issue that come to my mind first.
Of course, we have also learned about some of the other religions, then we have tried to compare and connect these religions, within our religious articles together, but they are becoming too many and a bit confusing, and therefore, they are hard for our readers to follow them easily, so, I believe that one day, I should find a way how to choose some of the best articles, and link them together in a special group, so that, it would be easier for our reader to follow our religious beliefs, the rest of our articles would still be available to read, but they will be used as our own reference, to be used to learn how we reached our conclusion. Today in our articles, one might say that what is missing is a good connection that connects everything together, in the shortest way possible; but then, I would say that there are some connections built in articles, the only problem is that they don’t seem to be enough, and this is what I am going to talk about next.
This is where Jerusalem in Palestine is the centre of Christianity
Palestine and Jerusalem
The map of Jerusalem in Palestine; when I look at this map it reminds me of two things, one is that the Bible and all religious book that derive from it have started here; the other thing is that it reminds me of the Dead Sea that is 439 meters below the sea level of the world and this reminds me that the universal flood as described in the Bible could never have been. This of course has concerned me very much, and I am still searching for an answer why this problem has not come up before.
In search of connections
Here, I would say that we are in search of our benevolent God, and connections that would connect all religions together. At the same time, we would like to connect our religious writings together better, and again at the same time, we would like to connect them in a more compact way, because the way that we have done it the first time is a bit loose. For this reason, they may seem too long, and their real meaning is not very clear, but everything is written there, it needs to be connected better I believe, so, if I can do that in a clear way, then people will be able to see what we mean, of course, this is only part of the connections we are looking for.
You see, we need also to connect with our spiritual God, with our lives and everything else, since it seems to me, that everything in the universe forms a cycle, therefore, everything is connected together, anyhow this is how I see these religious things; now, I have to say that I believe I am a seer, because I feel that I am able to see things through my mind eyes better that the average person does, otherwise I would not be writing these religious articles; So, as a seer, I would say, that all existing life in the universe forms a never ending life cycle of the universe, with God being at the centre of it, and being the life giver of the entire universe.
In order to be able to describe God of the universe, I believe that it would be better for me, if we try to copy a very good Italian writer, that has done a similar religious set up in the Middle Ages, using the general knowledge that was available in those times, so, if I use part of his idea, then we would be able to describe God of the universe, in a similar way as Dante Alighieri did with is “Divine Comedy”, of course, I could never come close to this Italian genius as a writer. In fact, I am not even thinking that I am a writer at all, I believe that I am just a man that would like to state what I think about religions, in the hope that this would be able to help somehow; anyhow I would like to copy from Dante, part of the way of how he set-up his spiritual journey, and therefore, I will set my religious descriptions a bit like Dante, with the exception that everything happens in the universe, instead of being underground, and on the other side of the earth, and only a small part in the heavens. You see, Dante did write his Divine Comedy so well, that since then, even the religious leaders have believed that what Dante wrote could be spiritually true.
With this idea in mind, and using the general knowledge that we have today, one day we might be able to shorten our religious writings, and connect them in such a way that they would be easy to read, because, they would make sense to our readers, of course, there are going to be changes in religious values, as we are going to use the wider knowledge that exists today, so, we are trying to pool all religions together, and from what we have learned describe our new God life cycle of the universe; you see, there are reasons to believe, that God is life and all existing life flows through God life energies of the universe, so, let us search how to describe our benevolent God of the universe.
In search of God description
We have been searching how to describe God, in our religious study for a long time, we have also written a few articles about it, and here are a couple of links that would prove our efforts, God exists because life exists, and Man needs God, of course there are more articles about God that we have written, and a lot more that other people have written as well. Now, if you would like to know our religious articles, you could try to find that yourself in our religious writings, because here we don’t want to crowd this space with articles addresses.
Anyhow, in our search for God and how we would describe God, we have found that perhaps it would be worth to merge some religious beliefs, and describe God as a life force of the universe that gives life to every living thing, of course, this view of God might be more in line with the Indian religions than our Christian religion, since the Bible at the beginning says that God made man in his own imagine (Genesis 1- 26, 27), therefore God would like a man. But the reality is that nobody has seen God, so today we might think that God is an old wise man, just because of this description in the Bible, and because man would like to see God as a man.
Anyhow, mankind would like God to be man like, because, we would feel cheated if God is not like one of us. Now, let us go back to the time when Moses met God for the first time in the form of a burning bush, so, even then God did not show up as a man, and there are many other times that God would talk to Moses and other prophets, but this is more in a spiritual form, since nobody seems to say that they have seen God in person.
Anyhow, in these religious writings, we should be able to describe our benevolent God, in such a way that he is like God Yahweh as the Bible says, with the exception that he is more benevolent and not vengeful, as you will be able to see, when you are going to read our set-up of God of the universe, because in our theory of Reconciliation of the universe, or God of the universe, Yahweh, Jehovah and later on Allah, the God of the Bible and later the Koran, that go also under other names as well, they have the top place in our descriptions in the life forces of the universe.
These religious ideas and many other things, is what we have found in our religious study, but there are times when we have doubts in our mind, so, we ask ourselves whether there is a real God as the Bible says, and this; does God follow us, listen to our prayers and answers our prayers.
Because, in our search for God and praying God, we have found that God most times does not answer our prayers, so, some doubts have come to our mind, whether God really exists and answers people prayers, or whether God is just an invention of our human mind, because we want to have a God like a person, that guides and help us. Now, I am going to tell you, my own personal experiences here under, and later we will talk about other people experiences as well.
We pray God with an open heart.
Where is God or divine help involved?
Dear readers, while I am studying religious and writing these religious articles, and at the same time I am also in search of our benevolent God, in order to understand better where we are stand, in this spiritual and religious world, I have to say that I have had some negative experiences that I believe I do not deserve, because I believe that my religious writing are a sort of prayer to our lord God, therefore, God should hear my prayer and not ignore me, so, I have prayed to God many times beside my religious writings, but still God is ignoring me; so, if I have my doubts about the existence of a benevolent God, may God forgive me?
For these reasons that I have explained above, I have to say that these days I feel as if I am on trial from God, just like Job of the Bible was on trial: Of course to understand what I mean about Job of the Bible one really should read the Bible about Job trail, where Satan challenges God about Job faithfulness to him, anyhow, it is a long story, even if one tries to make it short, so, if you don’t know the story and you would like to read it, because you would like to know more about Job trial this is a link to the Bible to Google, www.catholic.org/bible/ where you would be able to read the story in full.
Having said that now let me talk about my own trial just for a moment; my own trial today, while I am writing this article is this sickness of my family members, starting with my wife, then my daughter and today even my son, they are all depressed to the point that it is becoming hard to talk to them and guide them, or say something to them that could help; so, I ask myself what I have done to deserve this, I believe that I have done nothing wrong to deserve it. So, why my God has abandoned me, I deserve better, I know I do, or at least I believe that I do.
Because of all these negative personal experiences that I am having, when I think about my own personal circumstances; sometimes I am forced to believe that there is no God at all; you see, so many terrible things happen in the world, beside what is happening to me, and God does nothing to stop them; so, one should be forgiven, if one thinks that there is no God; and for this reason I think sometimes that there is no God, but at the same time, I am almost scared to say it, in case there is God and God will punish me for saying it, so; May God forgive me if I have got this wrong?
The following statement, is a paradox of what I am saying at the same time; because I seem to be switching on and off, about these religious matters, what is the matter with me? You may be asking yourself, why I am not able to say at once what I have to say, about my trials and other negative things and be done with it. So, let us see if we could do that.
Whatever is happening to me and my family, I believe that we deserve better, so, I should ask myself, why when I pray to God, when God ignores my prayers? And then strange as it may seem I continue to pray God, in the hope that God answers my prayers. It is like I am stuck with praying God and I have no other way. But I am not the only one doing this praying to God, or any other deities or saints for that matter, because there are other people that have problems also, and therefore, they pray God also, so, I believe that I am not alone.
When I feel like this low, that I may become even emotional from the pains that are in my heart, I feel that I would like to say more in a future article, that I am going to call; Praying God, or Pray for me, where I would like to pour my heart out, and tell you all the pains that are in my heart; I hope that I will find my time to write this article in the future. For this same reason, sometimes I start to believe, that I am writing in hub pages to escape my pains, and at the same time write all this as a prayer to God, in the hope that God hears my prayer.
Now, let me try and leave behind all these pains, that I feel in my heart and let me write something positive in our next article, instead of writing our hub of, Praying God. You see, at this point of time, I believe that it would be better for me, if I follow with our next hub called, ‘To save the world’, because I believe that it is more important to write about issues that are positive, which involve the public at large, instead of writing some personal issues; of course, I am going to write also Praying God one day, but not in this shortened religious set-up. So, see you in our next article.
May God bless us all?
Some religious links
- Religious reconciliation forum
This Religious Reconciliation Forum has been opened to find new ways how to discuss religious issues, in the hope that we would be able to modify religions with an idealistic religious theory.
- 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.
- 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.
- God of the universe
This is our theory of God of the Universe within the life cycle of the universe; God is the positive and constructive life force that guides the universe residing at the center or at the top of it.