Sunday, January 15, 2012

Why are we Christians, Hindus or Moslem?

Have you ever thought why you are a Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, Moslem or Hindu? Is it because you have analysed every religion threadbare and come to the conclusions that yours is the only true one? Most of us do not attempt to do anything like that. We just believe what we have been taught from our very childhood.  We do not question what has been imparted from day one. That could be the reason why children born to Christian parents become Christians, those born to Hindu parents become Hindus, and Moslem parents Moslem. Yes, there are occasional ‘jumps’ from one faith to another. This is a universal phenomenon and is not confined to any one in particular. There have been mass conversions too.  When the Roman emperor converted to Christianity the entire subjects had to become Christian. When the Persians conquered India, millions were converted forcibly into Islam. Today also mass conversions do take place, mostly in the developing countries, due to traceable reasons. Even in the advanced nations, conversions happen from one sect to another due to mostly selfish or social motivations and preferences.  But these are exceptions and the vast majority remains steadfast in the religion of their birth.  Our childhood brain gets programmed into believing our birth-religion. We do not question its veracity or analyse critically its basic tenets later. We are led to simply continue to believe.  
You may at this point jump up to say “what nonsense are you saying?  I believe in it because I know it is true, I have experienced it.  But then the experience we feel is simply produced by our brain as per our intense belief.. The religious experience of a Christian is totally different from that of a Buddhist, Moslem or Hindu. No religion is better than another one.  Every religion has good points. experiences vary according to one’s own beliefs. A true Buddhist is does not believe in God. He may not have the experience which a monotheistic religious follower like that of Christianity or Islam has.  A communist who is an atheist does not experience God at all.  A Hindu believes that the underlying principle of everything in the universe is one:  the absolute Brahma. God is not separate from the person; God is you. Christians look for a spiritual heaven where they can experience the Almighty God after death, Moslem look for a material heaven. For Buddhists it is Nirvana: the escape from pain and pleasure, cold and heat.  The Hindus long for redemption from the birth-rebirth cycle. The basic tenets are all totally different. Still, people continue to believe what they have been conditioned to believe. Every sect believes too that its religious text is sacred, holy and unquestionable.
                                          In the absence of the early childhood programming , how many of us will believe what we do now? We go on as per the software implanted in us from our home environment, religious institutions and culture. And we believe what we believe is true too to the exclusion of all the others. We are compartmentalized which lead to wars, communal strife and conflicts forgetting we are ll brothers and sisters.    

5 comments:

  1. CR Lopes, my dear: The word god is not representative for Almighty God. It will be the word you use always “God” and not “god”. People those are utilizing English, for writing will be careful? I saved this picture for ever so you are always in my prayer; please pray for my travel so it might come as the glory of the Father of our Lord, thanks. I love you and on your writing! Always write for the Gospels of Christ so we can glorify to the Father in heaven. He is the God of Jesus and our God and Jesus Christ Father and our Father!

    Sally James presented! A man see Christ, many they say Jesus is here and there but not believe on that are not true
    Jesus very clearly said I am going to my Father place that from where he came. He said I will come back but my Father only will knew, so Jesus have no authority present his body to anyone. But once you will be see him if you are a believed living as per the doctrine of God at that time you might see the sign from east to west and the sound of the Trumpet of God so that you can see if you are the unsaved person, the reason the true saved people will rise up to the sky to receive Christ. What you are reading from the Holy Bible and special from the New Testament.

    Look that man dressing and his face, he is covering his head and any one believing Christ they might follow what Christ had said repent and convert. So he did not see Christ. In biblically to see Christ that you receive and believe on the word of Christ what ever written in the Epistles. So read what is written. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever....and also read Matt -28:17-20 it is true he is the same have no changes, so he is not Father or God?

    Sally James presented! How a Muslim Woman Saw Jesus and Became a Christian. That:
    She was published all are the witchcraft Items and she hanged a cross nucleus on her necks. These types of ladies are never covered their head. So people are not ready and be not subject to obey the doctrine of God that cleared they are not a true Christian , but they are enticing to the world Christian community and making division in true believers heart from Almighty God!

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    1. What is this? Please reply using your reason, not the ingrained software. Prove you are a human being capable of using your brain.

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    2. Thazna bint Abdul RahimJanuary 30, 2012 at 4:54 AM

      "O mankind! Allah created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (not that you despise each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)." Nobel Qur'an (49:13)

      And when it is said to them, "Follow what Allah has revealed," they say, "Rather, we will follow that which we found our fathers doing." Even though their fathers understood nothing, nor were they guided? (170) The example of those who disbelieve is like that of one who shouts at what hears nothing but calls and cries cattle or sheep - deaf, dumb and blind, so they do not understand. (171) Quran chapter 2.

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  2. Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.(1 Corinthians 3:18-20)

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  3. Thazna Bint Abdul RahimJanuary 30, 2012 at 5:10 AM

    Recite in the name of your Lord who created - (1) Created man from a clinging substance. (2) Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous - (3) Who taught by the pen - (4) Taught man that which he knew not. (5) No! [But] indeed, man transgresses (6) Because he sees himself self-sufficient. (7) Indeed, to your Lord is the return. (8) Have you seen the one who forbids (9) A servant when he prays? (10) Have you seen if he is upon guidance (11) Or enjoins righteousness? (12) Have you seen if he denies and turns away - (13) Does he not know that Allah sees? (14) No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock - (15) A lying, sinning forelock. (16) Then let him call his associates; (17) We will call the angels of Hell. (18) No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to Allah]. (19) Quran chapter 96

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