Religion


Set Beliefs: Possibilities: On the number of gods, I believe that there is one supreme god, and it does not matter whether he has other gods as followers or if he is alone. There is no real proof to back this up with.

On Godís human incarnations I have to tell a story:
Who am I talking about?
He was born to a virgin by immaculate conception through the intervention of a holy spirit. This fulfilled an ancient prophecy. When he was born, the ruling tyrant wanted to kill him. His parents had to flee to safety. All male children under the age of two were slain by the ruler as he sought to kill the child. Angels and shepherds were at his birth and he was given gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. He was worshipped as the savior of men and led a moral and humble life. He performed miracles which included healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, casting out devils and raising the dead. He was put to death on the cross between two thieves. He descended to hell and rose from the dead to ascend back to heaven.
Sounds exactly like Jesus, doesn't it? But it's not. That is how they described the Eastern savior god known as Virishna in 1,200 years before Jesus is claimed to have been born. If you want a savior god who died so our sins could be forgiven, take your pick from the ancient world, because there are a stream of them. Here are just some of the 'Son of God' heroes who play the lead role in stories which mirror those attributed to Jesus and almost all were worshipped long before Jesus was even heard of:

Krishna, Buddha, Salivahana, Osiris, Horus, Odin, Crite, Zoroaster, Baal, Taut, Indra, Bali, Jao, Wittoba, Tammuz, Attis, Xamolxis, Zoar, Adad, Deva Tat, Sammonocadam, Alcides, Mikado, Beddru, Hesus, Eros, Bremrillahm, Thor, Cadmus, Hil, Feta, Gentaut, Quetzalcoatl, Universal Monarch of the Sibyls, Ischy, Divine Teacher of Plato, Holy One of Xaca, Fohi, Tien, Adonis, Ixion, Quirinus, Prometheus, and Mohammed.

I therefore believe that God could have many reincarnations from this story.

On the afterlife, I will go through each possibility.

- Depending on how many good things we do in life, we will go to heaven or hell.
If we do good things in life in order to get on Godís good side, we do not truly love God but merely fear the possibility of going to hell. By not truly wanting to do good, only fearing the repercussions of not doing good, we would not enjoy it and this lifeís meaning would be to give away all our stuff.

- Depending on whether we believe in God or not shows whether we go to heaven or hell.
Story: In high school there is this kid named Mark who is having the greatest party after graduation. This other guy named John never knew Mark and only has heard about his great party. So during the last week or two of school, John becomes Markís best friend, not out of the need to have Mark as a friend, but merely to go to his party. This all goes well and John gets to go to Markís party. There is a pure manipulation and abuse of Mark just for the selfish needs of John. If we replace Mark with God and his party with heaven, I believe God would be able to see through Johnís sham.

- Depending on whether we have gone through certain spiritual rituals, e.g. baptism, we will go to heaven or hell.
Spirituality is a path, not a specific point we have to reach. If it were a point, Iíd be able to get baptized and then kill every single one of my fellow men and experience joy and happiness in afterlife.

- God has chosen beforehand whether we go to heaven or hell, i.e. predetermination.
If predetermination exists, we have no free will. If we have no free will, then God has produced robots. If God created these robots, what would be the point of it all?

- We are reincarnated after death, only as other humans.
A good point to reincarnation is the learning of all of life's values through many lives, but if this were true, why donít we remember the values in our next lives and be able to stop doing them?

- We are reincarnated after death, as either humans or animals.
See above. Look at me, Iím a butterfly now!

- Depending on our spiritual growth, i.e. whether we grow more good or more evil, we will go to heaven or hell.
If spirituality were a path, the most evil man could become a better person and go to heaven, which is a good thing. The most righteous man could start doing evil and go to hell, which is also a good thing. If the average Joe seeks righteousness would go to heaven whether he achieves it or not. If the average Joe were to delve into evils more and more, then he deserves every bit of punishment he will receive in hell.


Summary of my Beliefs: