In this blog I will tackle a very hot topic which is religion.
The concept of religions implicates the presence of a believer. He is a person who accepts an idea, an ideology and a notion, which are presented to him in relationship with a divinity. Since human condition is the same for everyone, the fact that we have no real proof of the afterlife, arises questions in most peoples’ minds and causes them anxiety.
Birth, growth, adulthood, and degeneration leading to old age are the steps leading to death. The incarnation of the ego allows the accumulation of experience. As time goes by, the individual’s personality is usually stabilized. Many people are closed-minded and reject the possibility of the continuation of existence after death. This lack of faith or consciousness does not necessarily make them devoid of humanity. Without having the goal of evolving towards the higher self, the quality of any action will be deprived of consciousness, which can lead to actions considered reprehensible as per the norms of proper conduct and civility. They are telling themselves that if there are no consequences for their behaviour, why would they be limited by guidelines?
The more a person becomes conscious, the more he becomes aware of the possibility of continuity between each life, and a real reason for our presence in the universe. As few of us have access to real information available in the here-after, because of our incapacity to possess the information, the majority of people on Earth have fallen into a religious belief. The more an idea is advanced, the more we are seduced by it, and the more they correspond to the projection we have of what the after-life should be like. Therefore, if the proposed models meet our desires and our needs they will become ours. Our beliefs will then fall into a collective norm of conduct regulated by one of the religions.
The problem with all the religions is that a belief is only the theoretical acceptance of an ideology that we wish to adhere to. We remain incapable of verifying the exactitude or the reality of the suggested dogmas. Basing his belief on incertitude and the lack of a real foundation, the believer has the hope of being “saved” or protected by a divinity or a creator that he can count on if he remains devoted during his earthly life. Believers consider themselves creatures of the creator, and remain indefinitely in that state. A god, whatever he may be, cannot be an avenger or a judge. Many of the faithful have acted, and continue to do so in the name of their religion without conscious Intelligence. Most believers try to convince others or enrol them so they will share their vision. Beliefs are imprisoning the people in a straightjacket, forbidding them from accessing real light. Rituals come from ancient times, and most are only relics of an original practice which no longer holds any significance.
The prayer, where a believer addresses his god, is in reality a tentative communication with the part of his self which is universal. Chances of really being heard are very slim, especially since he does not possess the power of communication necessary to reach the Source. To show his respect, recognition, and humbleness,, the believer kneels down, eyes closed, to address the venerated he considers the supreme being, with his requests.
It is known inwardly by those who are conscious that spiritual forms exist to limit the human mind. Once this illusion has been revealed, the option is inner dialogue with the universal part of one’s being, referred to as the etheric double. Once this communication is established, it is a treasure to protect at any price since it becomes a dialogue. In other words, through the process of question and answer a real information is received, from another part of being, which is external to the ego yet synchronized with the soul.
Once one realizes that in due time all the answers are available to all questions, and all the beliefs in the world will not further one’s evolution, on the contrary, belief maintains a real ignorance.
Certain religions promote the spiritual development of the soul. Others are constraining and limit the expansion of consciousness to the extent that the imposed doctrine becomes a major obstacle to the liberation of the soul. Conditioning and indoctrination imprison the mind and prevent the emergence of the Spirit.
Certain religions talk about spreading the good word, others about saving the soul of their kin, and others about converting as many as possible, the ultimate goal being a sole religion, theirs. Those who refuse to integrate are considered infidels to be chased, forced, or destroyed eventually.
According to the Oumma (the whole of the Muslim community), all western politics, democracy, elections, human rights, are considered diabolical. Certain religions have more influence on their followers than others.
We are presently at the dawn of a new caliphate which will have the effect of rallying all the factions of the Muslim world, notably in Syria. The caliphate is a territory that recognizes the authority of a caliph, who is the representative of Mohamed, deceased since 632. The caliph is the uncontested chief that directs the entire Muslim world in religion and politics. The objective of a caliph is to give back the grandeur to the Muslim world that had been known in the golden age of their conquering years. The last caliphate ended in 1924.
The Hindu religion accepts reincarnation as the evolutionary path of the soul, and this most resembles the reality that applies to us. Buddhism is also a religious movement that promotes evolutionary values linked to karma as the consequence of the action-reaction principle. Catholicism banned the concept of reincarnation at the beginning of the first millennium, to put emphasis on a judging god that rewarded the good and punished the bad. The Protestants accept the dogma of the Catholic Church except they accept divorce, and their Pastors are allowed to marry. They don’t recognize the infallibility of the Pope, nor the virginity of Mary. Judaism is the religion which contains the theology and practiced norms of the Jewish people, descended from the Israelites. It dates back to the alliance between God and Abraham and which would have been renewed between God and Moses. Certain people are confined in their ancestral traditions, and unable to contest their validity, they are repeated generation after generation throughout the millennia.
Quebec was the stage of a massive contestation by its youth in the 70’s, regarding the Catholic religion which held power over the masses for many
decades, until the time of Duplessis. The quiet revolution had been a movement from the 60’s which brought about freedom from the domination of religion. The appearance of the French Canadian tradition goes back only a few hundred years so it was easier to become free of it. Traditions dating back to antiquity are so anchored that they require an internal force that is colossal to break them. A person’s inner force will help him in this tentative to free himself from anything that restrains his freedom.
The Jehovah Witnesses want absolutely to save everyone’s soul, convinced that anyone who is not part of this movement will burn in Gehenna after the Last Judgment. The Orthodox, the Mormons, the Evangelists, and the Pentecostals all have their own spiritual leader who uses different versions or translations of the Bible. In short, a great number of religions exist on this planet and confound their followers.
Conscious people will have no religion, as John Lennon claimed in his song Imagine. Their universal consciousness will allow them to connect to a universal source of Intelligence. Consciousness is individual, religions exist for the collectivity.