reply to post by MagnumOpus
Yes i completely agree, when it comes to animals i am reminded of when Jesus says that the kingdom of heaven is childlike, because a small baby doesnt
really have a concept of time, has not yet learned sadness, greed, hatred etc and is completely dependent on his mother (i.e nature) and his father
(i.e guidance, role model, provider, protector) jesus says to be like this towards your god, always have faith in the father and the mother, be
completely ego-less without hate jealousy andger greed etc and god will give you the things you desire, you worry about being righteous and not about
how to get things you need, and god will provide you with those things, no need for any of the above bad emotions/feelings/actions perhaps animals are
in a similar state to babies.
When it comes to the last supper, i think its easy to understand that Jesus was saying he wants you to remember when you eat and drink that we are all
one, and that if you know the son, you know the father therefore you absorb christ in everything you eat and drink, but really this is impossible
because god is already in us at all times, we can however choose to ignore him or accept him. The rituals are mainly just to remind you, they are not
sacred in and of themselves, any of them, it is the spirit of holiness that makes them sacred.
the way i see it with false religion is that, in the same way america began as the perfect country (im scottish but i think the constitution is
absolutely brilliant and consider it quite close to the best way a country could work) and has fallen to what it is now, the same way that like, when
pythagoras effectively discovered music he didnt expect justin bieber, when JLB invented the television he didnt expect geordie shore; Jesus, Moses,
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Muhammad, Krishna etc etc etc definately did NOT expect what has happened to religion, i mean could someone tell me WHERE it
says in the bible anything about catholic, protestant, or the need for a pope, or in the koran where does it say to murder in the name of god, or in
the vedas or bhagavad gita, where it says we are allowed to put all our waste in the ganges or sell girls as sex slaves in sacrifice to one of the
devas? It doesnt.
So in the same way the sinful nature of man seems to corrupt everything good eventually, the people in power have used religion to control us instead
of give us true freedom, and the idiot sheep have believed all the rituals and the like will bring them closer to God because likely they are too lazy
or stupid to try and understand what any of the holy texts ACTUALLY say.
When i was an atheist i used to think that the whole religion thing was just absolutely absurd, completely like WHY do people do this and that was
because no one in the church or at school or anywhere ever tried to explain WHY the truth is the truth, they just parrot it out and tell you to repeat
it, and I, being someone who NEEDS a logical reason for everything and anything, began to seek the truth, which led me full circle to God and looking
back I was surprised to see that I pretty much had the same views as when i was an atheist, just that, love, be generous, be compassionate, be fair,
THATS what the religions say, and that i still actually feel the same way about most religious people as i did before, because what are any of the
rituals or anything to do with anything to do with religion without knowing God? theyre completely empty thats what, and about 3% of any of the
religious people ive met since becoming a believer actually know The Lord.
The bible says about God: I AM THAT, I AM
The koran says: He is the Hearer, the Knower
And hinduism says: The Lord is the very faculty through which we perceive everything, without him there is nothing.
And buddhism is pretty much an offshoot of pure hinduism, probably i am talking about Advaita Vedanta but the vedas and the pantheon etc are not meant
to be a seperate religion from the bhagavad gita and the upanishads
LOVE YOU xd