I personally commend the OP for starting this thread.
Now that the Mayan specific date issue had been settled, it is high time mankind learnt from it all, so as not to be either gulliable or anxious about
another doom date by mortal again.
We all lived through it. Many had been anxious, even atheists, despite their bravado, for they refused to acknowledge any religious aspect of the
Mayan prophecies, even if wrongly mis-interpretated due to missing data on the calender stone, for they irresponsibly know that if the end comes, they
would not be held accountable, as ALL would be dead anyway.
Now that the end did not come, they seemed to be out in full force, imposing their beliefs and ridicule upon religion again.
I do not meant those remarks in any way of condemnation, for atheists too, are only our fellow brothers and sisters whom had yet to know our common
Creator on their free will.
Atheists often question the existance of God, and I often use this example of logic and reason:-
1. I would take a glass of water and ask them to taste it and ask what it taste like. Insipid, tasteless is the usual sane answer.
2. I then produce a packet of refine sugar, opened up to show the sugar insider and ask them what he saw in my hands, and rationally, their answer the
truth - a packet of refine sugar.
3. I then scooped 3 tablespoonfuls of suger and stirred it into the water, dissolving every particle, and then asked, where is the sugar now? The
answer was that it had dissolved into the water. I asked them to taste the water, but they refused to do so, and say it is a waste of time, as by all
logic and reason, it WILL taste sweet.
4. Then I told them the metaphor is similar with religion. God already exist with us mankind, and thus for one to see God physically, it would be
better if they experience it themselves, as religion is something personal and inside us. And then I backed off and changed topic, as I have no wish
to impose any view onto anyone.
But I know that they will take some time to consider.
Some do get back to me, to question further, failing to comprehend the metaphor. Sugar is something that everyone knows exist, but sugar surely is not
God, how can God be dissolved, they claimed, proving their lack in rational analytical thinking capability.
I then explained to them upon historical ancient text, one fo the oldest in Europe if not mankind - Zorastrian beliefs, from aryans living in the
russian steppes. For those who watched the recent movie Promethus by Ridley Scott, it gives a better graphic representation of the Zorastrian creation
In that move opening scene, we saw a hauntingly beautiful landscape but devoid of life, and then a being leaping from the waterfall into a river,
destructing his body and cellular matter, and through its disintegration of DNA, Ridley Scott meant it as a means by the being to give physical forms
to life on Earth.
Similarly, that was how the Zorastrain creation beliefs explains the creation of life on Earth. Point is - life and its physical came from somewhere,
and like sugar, His essences had been mixed into human life. God lives within us always. Our life/soul came from him, and our bodily shell equally was
created by Him.
As for lessons for the religious faithfuls, it is now proven true that what the Divine Teachers taught, sent by our common Creator , is true - that NO
mortal knows the end time, not even the precise mayan astronomers.
Some gulliable clerics had believed in the mayan date, stupidly claimed end dates, and had only led their congregation to doom with their
misinterpretations, and worse, make them lose faith itself on religion when the 'end' did not come on that specified date, a far worse crime.
Thus, mainstream religions must steer clear of controversy when a mortal claims to know the end date itself. He is only a liar. We need not condemn
him, but to always live and let live, because No mortal will know the end date.
It could be the next moment or a million years from now. What that clairvoyant said truly doesn't matter to the religious faithfuls, for each day
that we see a sunrise, is a reprieve and a chance to correct our errors made the day before, and to always treasure and cherish every moment of this
precious gift of life given, for no mortal lives forever anyway.....
What is more important is the continued adherence to moral and ethical guidelines taught that will be our shield when correctly interpretated, and
our actions honest deviod of hypocrisy or egoistical false supremacy exclusivity, to be closer to our common Creator whom loved us all, to progress
and evolve, and fulfill our destiny to the stars.
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