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World As Global Sin: Religion As The Savior? – Essay

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The similarities within all religions is so obvious, but not seeing the forest for the trees is the basic principle of all the conflicts within the post-modern world that we are living in.

Have you ever asked yourself about this contradiction in adiecto: There is no religion in the world that promotes violence, but there has never been more violence than now in the name of religion.1

We listen from all religions, among others, similar messages: Peace and non-violence, all humanity are God’s children, the promotion of morality, compassion and respect for everyone, God resides within us and God is always the light, and, of course, God is one.

So, what is the problem?

Manipulation, manipulation and, again…manipulation. All “…isms” are also just like religion that promise the benefit for all people, regardless if we are talking about socialism and/or capitalism.

Religion is, to make it simple, an excellent tool for manipulation of the masses, because if God is all the above mentioned, we do not need religion per se.

We have a problem at the beginning of the XXI Century with increases in the exclusivity of religions and “advantages” and “disadvantages” of this or that one (religion, of course), but very few actually focus on the real issues that exist behind the scene. What is that? Use and abuse of religion for the purposes of capital, for the purposes of constant survival of “money makes the world go round,” instead of creating a system where “humanity makes world go round” — meaning that “humanity” is exactly what has been written within the above mentioned words about God, whatever we call him.

On the one side we have Jihad warriors of our Islam taking us back to the Seventh Century AD for a cause that undermines the existence of the civilization that we are part of. On the other side, we have the exclusivity of “white” power that defends “achieved standards” of exclusivity for us, only us, Christians.

Are we not all red under the skin? Do we all speak similar and/or the same language and are we of different religions? Take into the consideration, for example, the US where you can find 14 different religions with certain sub-groups or in EU where you can find at least 8 different religions with certain sub-groups and the English2 language as official is in use (at least being considered to be so).

So, do we have religion as the savior, or…? The answer is very simple and it is within the current leadership of every religion. Amazing how God has very little to do with this. It is related with current interests of currents religion leaders. Since the Inquisition, the Crusaders wars and up to the current date and the so-called Islamic State it is nothing else than the pure manipulation of human interests for the goal of egoistic, individual or corporate wealth and interests.

The answer is within the solution to finally have a meeting between religion leaders of the world (an excellent first step is the meeting of Pope Francis with Patriarch Kirill in Cuba) and it is already being called an historic meeting, and according to a Vatican statement, the meeting will be “the first in history” between a Russian Orthodox patriarch and a pope.

Why? Because, only through conversation can we all find consensus, which is sometimes very painful, but that is much better than killing each other for no other purpose than just to satisfy the lowest, animal heritage of humanity. But, even when we say animal, we have to understand than even animals often do not kill their own while humans do. Does that makes us even worse than the animals?

So, is there really a solution? Yes, by all means, and, again, the proposal is the following, having in mind all main religions in the world (based on percentage encircled within the world population):

1. Twice a year religion leaders should meet in Kazakhstan (Astana, in the glass Pyramid) as a neutral place suitable for everybody.

2. Twice a year they should announce (through special board of coordinators) joint stands in regards to actual problems in the world.

The only open issue is what about Atheists and Gnostics, where according to some reports more than 40% of young people identify?

I am proposing to include their representatives, as associate members, within the meeting in Astana.

But, how will this help tcivilization in general, where more people have been killed in the last 100 years than within entire history of mankind?

Who knows?

Maybe God, if we quote José Mujica, ex Uruguay president: “Jesus was a left-winger”.

If we count on those humans who are in power, we will never reach a point of agreement, but the leaders of the main religions can finally, and ultimately, reach a consensus, because if we destroy ourselves within the meaningless wars that are going on, who will stay behind and BELIEVE? Because, depopulation will not stop for just a certain, wished, number of people. Depopulation will become never-ending story for all of us.

Regardless if we do believe in conspiracy theories or not and using, ultimately, religion as the savior. Why, finally?

Because it is here since the dawn and it will stay until the dusk of humanity.

It’s amazing how a Gnostic, almost an Atheist, as I, am calling for the help of religion. In this year of 2016 we need that more than ever. So, help us God, Buddha, Allah and or Jesus…Believers or not we only have you as the savior. Humans can’t do it, regardless if they are white, black, brown and/or yellow.

Who knows?

Maybe HIM. Within US, becoming a spin of his own.

Notes:
1. Translation from South – Slav language (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin) – „Nijedna religija ne veliča nasilje, ali je zaista mnogo nasilja učinjeno baš u ime religije! – Sabahudin Hadžialić, 2011
2. Yes, in EU, all languages of the members of EU are official, but lets be honest, English is the most common language to be used.

Dr. Sabahudin Hadzialic

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sabahudin Hadzialic was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe. He is a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Association of Writers (Sarajevo, BiH), Croatian writers association Herzeg Bosnia (Mostar, BiH), Association of writers Serbia (Belgrad, Serbia), Association of writers of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro) and Journalists Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Association of independent intellectuals "Circle 99", Sarajevo and Ambassador of POETAS del MUNDO in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is Freelance Editor in Chief of the electronic and print magazine DIOGEN pro culture (2009 -) and Editor in Chief of E–magazine MaxMinus (2010-2014) from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has the status of the Self-sustained artist in the Canton of Sarajevo since Jan. 1, 2009. As of Jan. 1, 2013 he has a status of Distinguish self-sustained artist in Canton of Sarajevo by the Decision of the Minister of Culture and Sport of the Canton. He writes scientific papers, poetry and prose with the editing and reviewing books of other authors. He has published 24 books of poetry and prose (stories, aphorisms, stage plays, novels), essays and textbooks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, France, USA, Italy, and Switzerland. He has a doctoral (Assoc. Prof. Dr.) scientific title in Media and Communications and he has Dr. Honoris Causa title as well. He taught and teach, as the professor, in Poland, Lithuania, and Italy. He is the member of International boards of several scientific and cultural magazines in BiH and internationally. So far he published more than 70 scientific papers in national and international scientific journals. He is an author of scientific papers, articles, and bibliography and review articles published in domestic and foreign magazines. He has participated in numerous international and national scientific conferences. His poems, short stories, stage plays, novel and aphorisms have been published in journals in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, England, Ireland, Spain, Kosovo, Italy, China, Estonia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Turkey, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Iran, Austria, Malta Estonia, Germany, Greece, Albania, Romania, India and USA. His poetry and prose were translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Arabian, Polish, Estonian, Albanian, Maltesian, Bulgarian, Persian, Chinese and Romanian. He was the co-owner of the first private newspaper in Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (as part of former Yugoslavia) titled "POTEZ", Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina back in 1990. WWW: http://sabihadzi.weebly.com

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    February 10, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    The idea that religion, if ‘properly’ interpreted sends a message of peace is simply nonsense. The ‘Gods’ of the most popular religions advocate, indeed command, in multiple verses the slaughter of whole communities of unbelievers.

    One can argue that this is ‘simply a misunderstanding’ but it is this ‘misunderstanding’ that drives much of the violence of today. It is secularism, and the accompanying growth in personal rights and freedoms which helps prevent sectarian violence.

    Rather than advocating for ‘religious inclusionism’ you should be advocating for the right for any individual to choose his or her faith (or no faith) without penalty and for their right to have access to any information about such faiths as they might require to help in their choice.

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    February 14, 2016 at 7:41 am
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    Being intellectual means methodological and sincere approach, without insulting others. If you read between the lines and just read the slogan of this author here: http://sabihadzi.weebly.com, it will become clear to you, at least I hope, respectable colleague. Nobody is talking about “religious inclusionism” per se. But I am talking about consensuality (conversation, mutual understandings and respect without second thoughts), having in mind that believers, I assume, would like to live in democratic and respectful society. In regards “…advocating for the right for any individual to choose his or her faith…” I am inviting you to read my last two books of essays “Bosnia and Herzegovina and XXI century” (2014) and “South East Europe at the Edge of civilization” (2016). My whole life and work is dedicated exactly to that. With due respect.

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