Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Meeting with our religious friends

Welcome to our blog, religious reconciliation doc
and this post, meeting with our religious friends

Meeting with our religious friends

We need to discuss and reconcile things, sometimes even those things that have been for a long time accepted from humanity need to be looked at and reconciled and that includes also religions, even if some of us don't like that idea.

In these religious articles, we usually discuss about the Bible, because the Bible is the original book for us who live in the western world, but there are other religions as well, which could be able to influence our religious issues that exist today. So, in reality we should learn all the main religions, and then discuss them all together, perhaps this might give us the right direction to follow.

Today, there are many places that invite you to study the Bible, which is a good thing to do; but one should be aware that these places are there to promote the Bible. So they are not there to solve all existing religious problems; our views are that to solve today religious problems, we humans should try to find our own new religious way.

Meeting with our religious friends

Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our previous religious post, religious writing views, where we were about to have a meeting with our religious friends. Anyhow, the other day the meeting that I had organized took place. So, I have met our friends and talked about the religious subjects that we have been talking about in our previous post, here I have to say that on certain religious aspect they seem to go past my own ways of dealing with the situation, at least some of their speeches seemed to point that way, so, let us hear what Mark, one of my friends that usually like to put up his views had to say.
Mark speech in a nutshell,
If we want to find hidden meanings in the Bible and see why the Bible has been written the way it has been written, and also understand why we have been taught to understand the Bible the way we have been taught to understand it, then, we have really to start from the very beginning and use our logic reasoning minds to see if what we have been taught stands up to our logic human reasoning; therefore, if and when it does stand up to our logic human reasoning as we believed it could, we have to try to understand what were the reasons and why it was written like that, and then we can decide how to proceed.
So, let me tell you how I see these religious issues: In my opinion I feel that in those times when the bible was written the way the Bible was written, it would have made sense to the believer of those times; you see people have always needed religions and a God that could be able to protect them from what they themselves would not be able to protect themselves, so this God that was shown to be superior to the other existing gods of those times was needed and welcomed from the believers, after all the Israelite needed this God to free them from the Egyptian, so Moses their leader provided just that God when he went on Mount Sinai and met Yahweh (God) as a burning bush, from there we know the rest of the Jews story, the story that for thousands of years has gone on and has become the largest religion in the world; this religion was started with Moses on Mount Sinai, and now it has taken over most of the religious world.
Here I would like to point out that this religion has done a lot, and has guided lots of people in a meaningful way and it has lasted until today, I have said it has lasted until today because we don’t know what is going to happen in the future. Because as you all know today there are some people that do not need religions anymore, since time have changed and that feeling of danger from the unknown is not constantly present as it was in the past. So, some people like the atheists feel safe and feel that they can survive by themselves, so, they would like to see religions disappear, and who knows it might even happen in the far away future, we can never know.
Now let me say how I see religions today: Today we have to view religions in two different ways; the negative part of religion exists because some of the Muslim religions are becoming terrorists, these would be religious terrorist groups are a real threat to everybody including religions themselves, so we have to hope that somehow they will end soon, before something really bad happens on a large scale.
However, I have to say that my personal views are that most people still need religions just the way they are today, you see; we have always needed religions even if the atheists believe that we do not need them now? But, really how could we just let religions disappear? I believe that it could not and would never happen.
We need to look at today religious set up as a way of life that has been proven for centuries to work well with people; therefore, people could not and would not accept any religious changes easily. If we can work out what can be done to change some religious beliefs without upsetting the whole system, then maybe we would be able to move to the next religious system, which very likely is inevitable: I am saying it is inevitable because everything changes with time and also religions change; one has to look in the past to see that two thousand years ago people had different religions. I suppose I can say many other things about religions, but I suppose I have to let our other friends have a say if they so wish, so, that is all from me for the time being.

Our views and more speeches

When Mark stopped talking; I, Gino and another two of our friends that were interested in these religious talks said that we understood what he had said. But at the same time I and perhaps Gino thought that really there was a need to say more, in order to have some idea where we were going to go in a religious way. There and then we knew that Mark did not go far enough to say that we needed a sort of religious review. So, I became aware that Gino wanted to say something and asked Gino to say something himself, very well knowing that sometimes Gino is very crafty in his ideas.
Now before I write down what Gino had to say, I want to inform our readers that in this religious writings, we will try to keep speakers to a minimum, so, I, Mark and Gino will usually speak for all our friends that are interested in these religious talks, I believe that it could be easier for everybody to understand what is going on, instead of nominating many speakers.
Gino speech
I know that our friend Mark has said many wise things that make sense, but what he said stops short of giving us a solution about reviewing the Bible and any other religious books, indeed it is hard for any of us to find a solution for these religious problems, therefore I believe that a straight way cannot be found, so, we may have to find another way around that might not upset religious people and at the same time suggests something about what is happening, or what may be going to happen in the future to religions, because of these present situations about the atheists and also the extremist groups, as Mark has pointed out. So, the only thing that I can suggest is that we can indeed review the Bible interpretation, but we have to be very careful, and therefore make sure that everything is written in such a way that is all seen as a suggestion of the possible present situation. It needs to be written mostly in a conditional way with plenty of ifs and maybes, so that the readers can make their own minds up as they go along; we also need to remind the readers that what is being written are only suggestions, so only time will tell what is going to happen to religions in the future.
Well that is how I see this situation and what we might be able to do about it today; this is the main thing I wanted to say to you, now you can make up your own mind.
Gino stopped talking and we said, your idea sounds good perhaps we should indeed try to review the Bible and any other religious books soon, perhaps when we meet again. After that we started to have some other friendly talks that are not important to mention here.
I believe that we have said enough in this article, so, see you in our next post about, Bible reviews are necessary, after all we also want to study all sorts of religions, studying religions and how they work could be the only way that one day could provide a solution to these religious problems.
May God help us to understand this religious situation?
May God bless us all?

Monday, January 4, 2016

Religious writing views

Welcome to our blog, Religious Reconciliation Doc
and this post, Religious writing views

Religious writing views
When we write something for the first time, whether that article is religious or otherwise, we always feel the need to review that article, because we might not feel sure, if we have written it clear enough for our readers, so it seems to me that just about everything that needs to be said, it also needs to be viewed and also reviewed, so that we can reach a stage of clarity for our readers.

Religious writing views

Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our previous post about, religious discussions, so, here we are going to write about other religious writing activities and views as we have said.
These religious articles are being written to describe a new way of religious beliefs, which could help to improve religious cooperation of the existing religions, it could also help by making religions more acceptable to the atheists as well; this could be achieved because we believe that God might be described in a different way to the God described in the Bible, and for this reason we have formulated a new sort of theory, therefore now we would like to find a way on how to describe this new living God, who could just be about anything that bears the life energy that makes life possible on earth. Therefore, now we are looking for ways how to explain what we have said; but above all we would like to take our readers step by step to see how we arrived at this conclusion, so this entire part two of Prayers and discussions has been written to show you how we arrived at this conclusion and the reasons why we are doing this.
Now, apart what we have written above, we have also written and republished or edited many others religious hubs, we have had some friendly discussions with our friends about religions, and from these discussions and other point of views we have come to the conclusion that to make sense in a modern way about religions, one should really start to review all existing religions and find if there are other hidden meanings, and also, why religious books have been written the way they have been written, and why religious leaders interpret religions the way they do?
 At this point of time this question arise; if religious leaders interpret religion the way they do today, is it just because their forbears have taught them to believe in religions this way? Or is it not? So, the main aim in reconciliation part two of this religious forum will be to review those religious beliefs and meanings, in the hope that we would come up with some explanations that would help us understand the religious situation better, and in doing so, perhaps we would be able to put forward those hidden meanings that we find wrong in religions today, we should be able to do that without being scared of changing the accepted meanings of today religions.
In order to do what we have just said above, we need to start from the very beginning with all sorts of religions. Now, in this case, because my friends and I are Roman Catholic and therefore this is the religion that we know most, we should be looking at the Bible and what it teaches us first of all, if we are going to be able to achieve anything at all, after all Christianity, the Roman Catholic and the Bible are the religions that the non-believer’s atheists attack most of the time, in the hope that they can prove that there is no God and therefore all religions are all human fantasy. We believe that because there is a large enough number of exaggerated interpretations of certain meanings in the Bible, the atheists are finding it easy to attack our religions, so, there is a need to change those interpretations, and in other words, we might need to modify religious interpretations in such a way that they become more acceptable to most of us, when we use common sense.
Having said that I start thinking what might be the most important issue that needs to be looked at, and suddenly it comes to my mind the first thing that the atheists attack religious people, is about creation, as atheists do not believe that God created anything as said in the Bible; they believe that whatever exists today has been created just from natural forces, so, God has nothing to do with creation, because God and its creation is all a human invention. Now I want to say that we are not able to prove to the atheists beyond any doubts that God exists, so the next best thing that we can do is to adjust religious meanings in such a way that they might partly make sense to the atheists as well, and therefore minimize their attacks on plain religious people, who believe strictly what is written in the Bible.
Having said that, what I would like to do next is that I would like to call on my religious friends and have a good talk about this religious subject, you know sometimes my friends have a very good understanding of the situation and their input is much appreciated, so let me organize a meeting, with the intention of talking about religions.
Anyhow I think that it would be easier to talk about this religious meeting with my religious friends, in our next post, meeting our religious friends, as this post is becoming too long; so, see you in our next post.