posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:19 AM
Long time reader, first time poster.
This is a very interesting topic. First off, I'd like to expound upon a few things which I believe might be possible.
I believe it's possible Jesus Christ is a member of a benevolent alien race trying to guide humankind on the path toward enlightenment. I believe
it's possible when Jesus returns for the second time, a fleet of cross-shaped ships will beam up humans with a "light soul vibration" and leave
humans with a "dark soul vibration" on Earth to suffer from an entirely different set of beings who want to cause nothing but suffering. I believe
it's possible Heaven is a large dome-encased living space floating somewhere in space where those with a "light soul vibration" will live in peace
and pleasure for eternity.
Now, I don't necessarily hold to these beliefs, but in the thinking sense of a normal human being, I believe these things to be possible.
In response to the actual topic, if the possibilities above hold to be true, I believe religion was created for two very simple reasons: One, love the
Lord Your God (aka, the One who created you) with all your heart, soul and mind, and second, love your neighbors as yourself (aka, hold others to the
utmost love and respect). While these two paradigms are the basis for the Ten Commandments, they stand alone as the two rules that should be followed
to live a healthy, respectable life.
So, in a nutshell, worship the being who created you, because he/she/it is the one who gave you life, and love others.
(Sorry if this comes across as preachy. Just my interpretation of the whole thing.)