Page 4; Future religions, or religious option of the future
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Therefore these writings are going to be discussions about religions. We could say that 20% of these discussions could be said to be philosophic discussions and 80% religious beliefs and discussions. Well, here we have to say that this is not a new way of seeing these religious issues , because in the old times just about everything was discussed as philosophy. So, whatever we write here about religions is not just theology, since theology deals mainly about God and fixed religious beliefs without giving the believers any chance to have their say, we hope you see what we mean. Anyhow, we are going to use this website to publish our philosophic religious study, so that a record would be kept of our findings in the hope that it would be helpful to all humanity. Of course whatever we find that needs to be pointed out to the public is going to be only the view of a few people, but we believe it is a start that needs to be done for the future benefit of all humanity.
This map above shows the major religions of the world that we have today, but religions have changed in the past, so they may change again in the future, so what sorts of options could be available is the question?
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Welcome to our chapter, future religions, or religions of the future, or perhaps would be better to say Religious options of the future, because we might have really to decide what options might be available to us in order to secure a religious future for all humanity, since religions seem to be under attack from the atheists, because they don’t believe in God and 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 write these religious writings as humanly as possible according to his will and in such a way that we would be able to neutralize these two main negative issues, we would also hope that what we write could and would be accepted from all humanity for the future benefit of mankind.
Dear readers we have to tell you that personally while I am writing this article of, Religious options of the future, at the same time I am also praying God to guide and help me, because it is not going to be easy for me to write them; you see, to start with, 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 all have done for thousands of years, and we will be doing 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 forecasting in these religious writings are minimal, the changes are aimed only to change the ways we see religions and not the ways of our religious beliefs.
There are reasons to believe that all the world religions are somehow similar and linked together, they have got to be, since we all need God and religions, we have stated that in our hub, Man needs God, but even though we need God and religions, some group of people use religions the wrong ways, so, some adjustments may need to be made and this is what we are talking about here; in order 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 non beliefs and the extreme religious beliefs; therefore we need to change and these changes that we are forecasting will take place one day, you see they have to take place for religions to be more meaningful to the present and future generations, since some people today are moving away from religions for this reason, and this would also apply for the future, but once these changes become known somehow, people might continue to practice religions indefinitely.
Now let us discuss the affect that these changes could have, here we have to admit that while we would like the changes to take place, at the same time we can see problems here, because, even though we might be forecasting 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.
Again here we want to point out that these religious writings are being written in good faith for the future benefit of mankind and they are not written for any personal gains at all. In these religious writings first of all we would be looking for religious options that could improve links between religions. In our last article we have talked about why man needs God, in this article we will continue to search about God, since we have reasons to believe that humanity needs God, and so, we will be looking at what sort of God humanity might be willing to accept in the future, if and when God and religions as they are today might not be acceptable anymore; we are saying this because we see already signs that this is happening as we speak, so we have 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.
These religious books above plus other texts are the main source for today religions
How religions would be or need to be in the future.
You see, when we look at what is happening in the religious world today, we are sure that we have no doubt in our minds that religions could be about to change, because what is happening cannot go on forever without affecting religions the way they are today, so, we may have to ask ourselves how religions should be or need to be in the future; you see, the era of religious isolation needs to end, because today everything in the whole wide world can be easily connected, this is going to force many people to connect in a way or another for many reasons, and therefore also religions are going to be connected, it may take a few decades for these changes to start really happening; 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.
Now, if you are a believer and you really believe that soon or later the world as we know it will end according to Revelation, written in the Bible; then you may as well start believing that these religious writings might be the forerunner of that event and they are marking the very beginning of Revelations, because as you know revelation says that there will be a new system; however we believe that this new system might not be as some people say, 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 and this is what we are trying to say hereunder, so there will be a sort of ending the old system, and a new system will come in, but not quite 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 you not to worry about these religious changes that we are forecasting or proposing, because they are only a proposition and they do not take effect until people accept them and what we are saying here can always be changed anyhow. You see, these religious changes are going to be mostly according to the existing religious beliefs; we are saying this because, we are sure that there will be times when we will be criticized from the public, just because what we are proposing is going to look as if it is a new form of religion all together, and also in order to explain some reasons we might have to criticize the existing religions, in order to make sense about what we are writing here.
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 at all, and in fact they are being written in order to consolidate in a collective way what we believe is known today, so that, existing religious beliefs may have a better chance to survive and be useful to future generations. So, don’t expect much change from these discussions and reviews, even if sometimes they may seem to you that they are not completely according to the existing religious beliefs, because we would be criticizing the existing beliefs. You just have to 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 or at least I hope that God likes the idea that I should write this futuristic religious change, not only because I have dreamed about God and God touched me, I have also dreamed several dreams about God and also because a strange event has happened to me, as I personally have proof to believe that I have been greeted from an angel from heaven as the author of Reconciliation of the Universe. Today I am not sure anymore if this event has really happened, because it could just be a vision or a very vivid dream that I believe it has been a real life event; anyhow we are saying this because there is no other possible explanation for what I have heard and seen at this supernatural encounter or vision, part of this encounter will be written in our next article that we are calling, Prayers for reconciliation.
However, about this special encounter we are going to write fully when we write the last part of these religious writing which we will call Reconciliation of the Universe.
Because of this vision or encounter, 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 know that for me is not going to be easy to write them as I am only a simple untrained writer, so I need to believe in God and that only with the help of God I might be able to write these religious writings well enough that they could be accepted from the religious public.
Within the universe there is lots of energy that flouts around, these energies of the universe could also double up as God's life energies of the universe that is capable to give life to every living thing and this could be said to be God also.
Other changes taking place
As we were saying looking at the religious world of today, we have reasons to believe that religion changes could be required for the future, in order to keep religions going on in the future: here we need to say also that I and some of my religious friends have been thinking and talking about these religious changes for a while, in fact we have already written our first shorter version of our religious writings in Hub Pages as you might know. Therefore, what we are doing now is editing reviewing and adding more religious articles in order to make those religious writings better. So now we are going back to the beginning of our religious writings to adjust them the way we see them today.
Today, just to keep the record straight about these writings, we have to say that last time we did start Prayers for Reconciliation from one of my religious dreams in my dreamland writings, because in that dream I dreamed about God; So I thought that this was the right way to start these religious writings; but then I have realized that the way I had written those dreamland writings the first time could not go on together with our religious writings, because it had some non religious articles in it.
So, today we have edited it in such a way that it is now compatible and we are going to use this new version of dreamland and Cosmic Spiritual Dreamland in this religious writings of Prayers for Reconciliation, as you are going to see for yourself this Spiritual Dreamland dreams can only be followed by religious writings, after all those spiritual dream that I have had may have happened for a reason, therefore now I have to believe that this dream about God touching me and other spiritual dreams that followed during my life have really happened to me for a purpose as they mean something 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 religious articles.
For this reason I pray God hoping that I have written the right things
Religious changes required
As we have already said, we need to keep in mind that the world of today is changing very rapidly, so, everything will continue to change just because of these present changes which are occurring now, this includes also religions of course there is no doubt about it; but since religions have not changed for a very long time, if they don’t change soon and follow the trend they will be left behind; so, some religious changes are required to help religions survive in the future, what sorts of changes one may ask of course?
Well that question above about religious changes 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 would be able to keep most of the existing religious beliefs in place, therefore existing religions would be still working the way they have always been working.
We have already said and in a way explained to the readers in our previous hub of, Man needs God that humanity needs God and religions, so now we have to see how we could continue to have religions as they are and achieve that; we need to do something now because if we don’t religions could slowly become less and less important to most people, and above all the learned people, since the learned people seem to cope well without religions; this would leave the uneducated people wondering about the meaning of life so to speak; therefore it would be wise to do something about it soon, in order to keep most of the religions in place, just the way that they are today. We know that this is going to take some very good imagination to come up with a description of how the religions of the future could be, and also how God of the future would be described, in order to have a single God that is able to link all existing religions together, since this could be the best way and perhaps the only way to achieve that.
Therefore it looks like that in our religious futuristic changes we need a God description capable of resisting any attacks from the unbelievers like the atheists. For this reason it seems to me that the days of just 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 goes on. You see, all this has already started, when we think about the atheists and there will be in the future more and more questions asked from the atheists, as well as other people in general that have an open mind, as they read the bible or other religious book and learn from the Bible or other religious books themselves. www.catholic.org/bible/ You can check this link.
Here we are sure that anyone who reads the Bible with an open mind today, just as a story book without being pushed by religious people to believe what they themselves believe in the first place, that person will have to come to the conclusion that there is something wrong in believing everything the 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 believers 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 try to make you believe what they believe also, 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 atheists groups on the Internet and they will read firsthand 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 particular 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 have to go, I hope you see what I mean.
Here and now I have to say that 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 perhaps a god-life-force that would be accepted from 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 today.
What sort of changes would be required?
What sort of God could be accepted by everybody?
This is the question we need to ask ourselves today.
Well first of all we need to say that what we are writing here today is only part of a religious theory, which one day might even be proven to be right or perhaps closer to the truth of how spiritual things including God or god life force of the universe could really be. Therefore God or the gods that we are going to describe in here are only descriptions of gods, which could be accepted by the people of this earth in the future, which will be the Era of the age of reason.
Here we have to say also that it seems to me that there might be several ways to describe how God or god of the universe could be like in the future, for the people to accept; but we would like to mention only a couple of ways that we think might be able to 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 that makes life possible in the entire universe, so, every living thing exists because of this god life force and possibly this god is pure life energy; the other God may just be spiritual God/s that helps life as we know it, it works in conjunction with Mother Nature and therefore just assuming that God works together with Mother Nature, it will overcome the atheist beliefs of non existence of God.
What sort of God could be accepted by everybody?
Therefore, if one day we discover that God among other things is pure life energy that can make life possible on earth and perhaps the whole universe, we are sure that we may have to agree that God exists in the universe as such, and we also may have to assume that when we are looking at the universe, we might be looking at a portion of God himself. We believe that these religious changes are going to occur soon or later it is inevitable, it is the sign of the time believe it or not. Perhaps they are not going to be exactly the way we see them now; but they are going to change anyhow.
We also need to say that today we are living an electronic Era, so it would help if god was represented in an electronic way, after all we don’t know what god is made of, and perhaps describing god as pure life energy it could happen to be the closest possible way that one could describe god. And perhaps we could add that it is possible that this god is much close to the true existing god, one can never know?
So, now let us try to describe our god in a nutshell so to speak. We have already said above that god could be pure life energy, which is capable to give life to every living thing. Here we could add just a bit more and say 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 through god himself, so that every living thing is subject to this god life force that might exist in 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 find their ways back to God. So here is a link to see my sketch, https://sites.google.com/site/godintheuniverse/
Now what I have written above is really a possibility, perhaps a very far away possibility in the future, if and when we find that God might be just pure life energies, the other God that we would like to talk about is closer to what we already believe, as god would consist of all spiritual things that we know already and hereunder is one of the possible descriptions.
These imaginary sketches above try to explain how the life energies of the universe would run in order to form a never ending cycle of life of the universe.
Universal spiritual God
The spiritual God for everybody needs to be portrayed in a modern way so to speak. It would be a lot better if this god is described in such a way that it is part of the whole spiritual forces of the universe, it needs to be that way because spiritualty is more acceptable today than the all powerful god that the ancient people used 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 out, in a way the more aggressive and warfare were the people, the more powerful and violent were their gods. One of the best examples was the Viking and Thor, and also other civilizations had their god which would serve their civilization to a T.
We have to keep in mind that even though we cannot prove physically that God exists, or that these spiritual being really exist, we must believe and act as if they really exist, it is the only safe way to go about our daily life. We believe that it will be so until such times when humanity is able to prove once and for all what really exist and what has been a man made mental invention, or an exaggeration of what could really be.
Conclusion, we have to say that we need to behave religiously just the way we have always done; so, we have to follow religions as if these new theories don’t exist, until the time when these new theories can be proven to be right
We know that what we have said just now might make no sense to those who are not ready to accept a new way of thinking about spiritual religions, and I can hear they say; if this is God then what is the use of praying and believing, 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. As for myself I have already found a sort of spiritual way that would link easily with existing religions and other things, so I am starting this new way in next chapter called, Prayers for Reconciliation.
I think we have said enough for the time being, about how one can describe god, I suppose we are going to say more as this description of god becomes clearer in our mind. So, see you next time with our next article, which we are going to call, Prayers for Reconciliation.
May God help and guide me to write the right religious things in these religious writings?