When Karl Marx said: " Religion is an opiate of the people" He didn't know what can of worms he opened .lol
Gosh. It makes me feel funny going all the way back to Karl Marx. Haven't heard that name in a long time.
is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values.[note 1] Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature. There are thousands of religions in the world.
Every where you look, Christianity is being attacked by the liberal element of society.
So I looked up the meaning of religion in WIKI and got the above.
In this way, I am able to broaden religion to include every belief system,
because wherever we go, people are all under one umbrella where it comes to the word "spirituality ".
Every athiest , hates religion but is involved in some other thing like the cosmos, or politics.
Politics and the cosmos, involves religion.
You can't have politics without it being religious or religion without it being political.
Liberals religiously believe in liberalism.
So when you attack one religion you attack all religions, all ways of life, all cultures, all symbols, all traditions, all morality, ethics, all cosmos because all is encompassed under one umbrella.
So for example, if one says Christians have to have gay and women priests, then all religions have to have gay and women priests. lol
If one says feet and hands have to be cut off or a person hanged or stoned for adultery and theft then theoretically, every one has to be and do the same.
If one says you are not allowed to kill insects, like cockroaches, then every one in the world should not be allowed to kill insects.
This affects Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Communists, socialists, atheists, liberals,hinduists, Jehovah witnesses, mormons, klu klux clan , black panthers, Hells Angels, Human Rightists, etc....
Every belief system has to abide by the same rules.
There are 1000 different religions I understand in this world ,(not including political systems)so all of them have to have the same provisions with respect to gays and women.
Every one of them has to have the same dress code, Every one of them has to have the same food, processing of food. same laws with respect to marriage life and death and animals, etc...
We have lots of religious beliefs around this planet but only Islam believes it has the right to put everything under its' umbrella.
Now many will object to this umbrella thing because if this happened liberalism, freedom and human rights etc...would evaporate.
So would everything else that's different.
The whole purpose of having different people and different things is to be free to have free will as well as human rights to freedom .
We are free to believe what we want and to have our religious systems run by things we believe in.
We came to North America to obtain these freedoms. We teach other countries to be civil with respect to people so we could mix and have trade and tourism.
As of yet, Man has not developed a perfect system to live under, that is acceptable to every one.
Christian Churches in North America cannot be forced to perform gay marriages and to make gay people and women priests if this is not allowed by the Bible. Islam stands by her laws.She will never change the Queran and neither will the Jews change their Torah.
So if you don't believe in certain things like gay and women priests or gay marriages, no one can force you to have them in your institution.
If you are forced to change your beliefs, then the laws in Islam, must change as well as those found with Sikhs , Buddhists Hindus etc....
Which means the annihilation of all belief systems and this is what is going on right now in our fight for human rights, with Islam and other countries, who hurt their people.
It's nothing personal lol
There is only one way to stop religious battles but because people and countries are multicultural, it is hard if not impossible , to do.
Social and Power struggles will continue to exist because you can't please every one.
In the end, even if man is forced under one umbrella or one system of beliefs, whereby God would be out of the picture, for total equality to exist,
spiritualism will continue to live, as each living person consists of a soul as well as a body.
Science, as of yet, has not been able to find the soul inside the brain .
You can kill the brain but not the soul where the spirit lives.
So all we can hope for, is that Christianity, which believes in forgiveness, kindness and love, which in turn opens doors to human rights, freedom and positive good things for mankind,
to win in the end.
Christianity doesn't force anyone to join and punishes no one for leaving. It even forgives sins other religions won't.
It wants people to understand that to have freedom, also requires one to be mature, truthful, just and to have the ability to understand love. Christianity has learned to evolve and continue learning.
Adam and Eve were free in paradise. They only had one law and this law was not a big law.
I don't think God cared if they ate the apple.
What God wanted to know was if they would obey because one had to understand the law to obey.
If one did not understand, then one would eventually destroy paradise
Paradise can only exist, if people living in it, are mature and understand the significance of the law, vital for it to be.
Under the word love, laws would not be required and God would be pleased to see his creation grow to become civilized and intelligent enough, to be considered worthy to sit at his table in paradise.
Paradise is where people have free will and no one to judge or be judged by.
As long as we need to regulate everything in our lives, it means man is no closer to advancing intellectually than he was
2000 years ago, in spite of all technological advances.
Man's inhumanity to man continues.
Man is at war with himself on this planet and he will always be at war every where he goes, because he does not accept, that only God
is, or has the right to, power.
Power is not for man to have.
We live under Gods' umbrella and this is why God has no face.
Our laws mean nothing to him if we have to fight , kill, make laws ,
create borders and stand in judgement of others.
If we truly understood God, none of what we do today, would be necessary.
So next time someone tells you he does not believe in God,
you can rest assured that this person is deceiving himself.
Next time a person goes to change something in a religion, know he does not understand God.
Next time a religion finds it has a right to hurt people, know it doesn't understand or speak for God.
God is love.
To understand love, means there are no laws or rules to live by.
Every person knows deep, inside the spirit, what the right thing to do is.
If he could reach the spirit inside himself,
mans' inhumanity to man would seize to exist because
Love is programmed into our DNA, by God, our creator.
Doors to immortality in paradise will open if and when man finally
reaches this point of understanding, when the veil can be lifted so he can see
clearly, without mans' laws and systems clouding the real truth and meaning to mans' existence.
We had the Industrial Revolution when man changed the way men worked.
We are going through a technological revolution right now when again
people are losing all their jobs and new ways to live and prosper need to be found.
As we continue to evolve, we will have another revolution and
maybe this one will have more to do with coming to terms
with mankind and the world we live in.
It doesn't always have to be a bad thing.
Maybe one day, we will live with less words but the quality of our lives will become better as we learn
to be closer to our personal spiritualism, than the political dogma of the world.
We will never have a perfect system, until we understand God = Love in the true sense of the word.
And if Love is an opiate.....then let me get drunk of it.
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