How do I perceive Religion, believers and Prophets:
I see 3 distinct concepts in these words that has to be explained to avoid confusion, I do not wish to offend anyone or to be disrespectful to anyone, any groups or any believes, but still wish to expose what I believe in regards of these 3 concepts.
I see in most case, as a first step, a source of light, a man for some religion, a book written by a man for others, which create a movement of acceptation due to the clarity and the attraction embedded inside all of us to the answer of life questions. Some defines these people as Prophets, I personally see enlightened being, who have created a shift in our civilization helped by the lightness of their wisdom and believes and the application in physical reality of their values.
Then is created an organisation to spray the light over the world, we label this as a religion, Persons who agree on the teachings and follows the same believes joins to create this organisation with a hierarchical structure, canalizing their faith in the same direction and spraying the truth of their light (With more or less violence following the Religions and Time-space period). A religion can allows the killing of people in the name of his entity, the burning or the genocide of a skill. Today in 2012 the biggest church still bless rifles of U.S Soldier before they are send out to death. They also own one of the top guns and rifles manufacturer in the world. I wont name any religion but I can virtually find an example of such contradiction for any religion in this planet at a time-space period given. Most of them wants to lighten for you the path, but sadly they often use the fire in that purpose.
Then the Religious, the believers, wonderful peoples with needs to express their love to the entity they believe in, a dedication to the others, usually a will to make the world a better place, believers are those who follow and/or practice, compose a religion, as a citizen compose the society he lives in and comply with the laws, the believer live by the rules of his religion, or does his best to, everyone for the reasons that belong to their experiences.
So I see the exemplarity of a man, showing a path to others who attracted by his lightness, follow the teaching and eventualy it may give birth to a religion.
The religion then may grow large in number of followers and even build church for the transmition of the teachings of the divine message.
The religion will build an aura, conquest culturally and eventually may turn into a power and money making business. We fake to believe that the religion is a shield to men weakness, but we all knows that there are not avoidable in religion more than it is in our social context. This is why I respect believes, believers, but I have difficulties with the structured hierarchical, multi-billions making, weapon manufacturer churchs and others similar movements. It’s the same problem I have with political ideology, politician, and militants, in the same order, same definitions.
I also doubt in the fact that following the experience of another being leads to the same result, the churches, temples etc of this world has all failed to reproduce a Christ, a Muhammad, an Abraham or a Buddha. They all had different life’s, different experiences, different teachings, but a similar message. And so I badly doubt that following the exact same path of one of them will lead to enlightenment, but looking in their messages and teachings, what we can apply to our own experiences in our own path, might lead to some wisdom and may be to the last date on our Soul´s calendar, enlightenment.
If there are 7 billions people in this planet, I believe in 7 billions way to reach enlightenment, so I chose the easiest one, my tracks.
This is all I define myself in regards of our Prophets, Religion and Believers. so you can get my meaning of theses terms in my writings about this and that and so not feeling ofensed for a misinterpretation of my (sometimes undelicate) words.
Always in the respect,
That’s the only rule to remember about freedom of speach.
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