If anybody ever was thinking within the last decade and a half that this World might have a chance for its bright future in regards to anything related to the benefit of all humankind, then he/she was wrong, despite the XXI Century being a century of promises, albeit ‘fallen ones’.
Most of the World’s population follows some kind of religion devotion. Everybody knows who and where, and how many people are for this or that religion. Still, regardless that every religion in the world underlines peace and prosperity, we still have so many wars, corruption, poverty …
What is wrong, then?
Maybe, the answer is within the issue that we are not following religion(s) properly and that we should obey the Holy Book(s) as it is written within. If that is case then we should erase our history since the first Holy Book(s) that have even been written up to present time, since the dawn of religion(s), has the same problem. Is then the problem in us, or in the Holy Book(s)? Without mentioning any one religion, I suggest that the intermediaries are the ones to blame.
Yes, I love God, but without religion.
Religion has been established by the side of intermediaries. Is it to follow the Holy Book(s) or to follow the intermediaries? That is the billion dollar question.
Why is that?
Descriptions of the obvious, explanations of the visible, misleading…
If we just can compare the beliefs of each and every religion in the world through the past thousand years (at least) we will see a lot of adjustments of religion with respect to the current situation in the world related to the (non)freedom of humans. Every time was it not the religions that were leading towards the development of the world, but the opposite happened, with the result being the pulling down and holding the horses of development for the selfish reasons of the intermediaries.
So, let us put aside the intermediaries and just talk about us, the herds of different nation(s), races and/or gender. Who we are, where are we heading to, what are we doing in the year 2016 to have a good and successful living? We are really like herds that are always blaming others and those who are different from us for all our own mistakes, or mistakes of our own intermediaries, regardless if we call them priests, imams and/or corporate bosses from our firms, and even presidents of our nation(s).
It reminds me again of the Luddites from the XIX Century who blamed machines — and justified breaking machines — for all the evil that was targeting them. Today, more than 200 hundred years later, we blame new technologies for the alienation of humans from each other and that social networks are making our children to became something else than we want them to be. Is that right? After all, who created all of that – from the machines in 19th Century up to Social Networks in XXI Century?
The answer is very simple: Humans and nobody else. Why? There is no mentioning of any kind of machines and/or Social Networks in the Holy Book(s), and, yet still religion(s) support – i.e. today – Internet. How is that possible if nothing is written in the Holy Book(s) about the Internet?
There have always been some kind of intermediaries. From the dawn to dusk we have had intermediaries …but how we will solve that problem?
Questions can be raised and the answers are always simple, if your mind is open for thinking and not frozen within the magic circle of instructions – from intermediaries.
The solution is within the holy words below:
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
A man asked the Messenger of Allah (pbuh): “Which act in Islam is the best?” He (pbuh) replied, “To give food, and to greet everyone, whether you know or you do not.” [Bukhari and Muslim].
Buddha: “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.”
If we can just avoid intermediaries in this current time of our living, then we can easily follow all three of the above mentioned and prosperous quotes from different written messages of religion(s).
But, there is always a but…It will be explained to us by the side of the intermediaries … that we have to suffer in this life to be able to enjoy in the next one, isn’t that how it goes? While the intermediaries (this time read besides priests of any religion(s), our beloved corporate leaders, politicians, and social messiahs.
People wrongly read Karl Marx’s paraphrased statement from 19th Century that “Religion is the opium of the people.” Why? Because people were escaping from the cruel reality in that time and trying to hide under the “skirt of security of religion”, to save their souls faced with feudalism, capitalism, after that with socialism (never communism, because that system never ever existed anywhere in the world, besides being called with that name) and again capitalism. That is why it was an opium – a relaxing drug or medicine for human soul(s).
Today, religion is not any longer “the opium.”
It has became more than that – a lethal weapon within the hands of intermediaries who would above all simply like to use religion again for their selfish interests. Just turn around, and you will see not one, but thousand examples of this happening, regardless about which religion you would like to discuss. And this is happening, as all of religions agree on one thing. And on what is this? They all agree on the issue that there should be intermediaries between HIM (whatever you would like to call the Supreme Being) and the people.
Yes, intermediaries are HIS reincarnation on Earth.
Herds just need to follow towards the final dusk.