Hello internutterz and residents of webville!
How are you all today? I was inspired to write today’s little blog after listening to a few comedians and it sparked a new energy. Lets talk theology.
The main topic at hand is Religion vs God. If you look in today’s day and age this seems to be one of the most conversational and controversial topic being discussed. Whether you are a Muslim, Christian or Jew, white, black or yellow it doesn’t matter because this is a discussion of the minds.
So let me start with my concept of God and how it ties into religion. God exists. He is everywhere and the cause of everything. Whether you agree with what and how he does things that is irrelevant. He does things for the best interest of everything. Not everything in respect to individuals but everything in terms of the big picture. Religion is how you get to know or try to understand your God and his accomplishments and his future plans for everything. Religion is one of God’s way of communicating his expectations from us.
God has enabled us with the gift of freedom. But freedom isn’t this awe inspiring concept filled with rainbows and ponies. But with freedom comes a heavy price. What is the price? The price is our choices. Whether you make the right choice is all perspective. I’m not talking choice of whose side are you on but choice of how you want to live your life.
Today however the concept of religion has changed from how to please your God and understand Him to how can I get into heaven and what’s the shortest most comfortable way to get there and what can God do for me so I can be happy. As the ages go on the human species has gotten more and more selfish motivated solely in pursuing goals and ideals that benefits only oneself. Due to this very reason there is corruption in even the purest of things that is religion.
Well if God is all powerful and so mighty with the ability to do anything why doesn’t he just change it? Firstly let me just say that God created us. Thus we need him and not the other way round. That being said I would also iterate that God is most wise. There is always an agenda of His in play. Whether you see the bigger picture is irrelevant. You can complain why God isn’t making your life easier all you like but that’s not how it works. Remember that God has given us the Freedom of Choice. if you ask for more wealth he isn’t going to just send you a fortune in the mail but rather give you the opportunity to get wealthy. Because Man has the capacity to learn and excel he is considered Gods greatest creation. That’s what it means to be created in God’s image. Not that we have the ability to become God but rather we can perfect and portray God. just as an image is just the cover to what the real thing looks like and establishes a first impression of things so to is Man an image of God built to show His might and Majesty.
There are many discussions concerning which prophet is true and which is better. These are petty things to squable about. What we should be concerning ourselves with is what is the message that these prophets have brought and did you get it? The core teachings and wisdom is the same across all religions and theologies. why do we then fight over who is better and superior when the beliefs are the same? The only thing of any difference would be which area the message came from and how to go about supplicating to your God. why is the method superseding the worship and belief?
So enough about my opinion. let me hear your thoughts on the subject.