Sunday, February 13, 2011

Religion or Mythology

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Generation after generation, humans are adapting new habits, knowledge, and myths. It is funny what makes knowledge on the same line with mythologies. Many nations concentrate on discoveries and economies, however, keep a red line when it comes to belief. Why are many religious habits unquestionable if their scholars claim they are true? Besides, people hear about worshiping many idols, cows, gods, sons of god, bhagwans, ...etc. The claim of the dying and resurrection of the son of god also had similar stories throughout: Egyptian son of god, Horus; Persian sons of god, Mithra and Tammuz; Greek son of god, Dionysus; Indian sons of god, Yeshua and Krishna. Isn’t there supposed to be one true son and many fake, or are they all just the same human-made mythology? They all talk about historical miracles, but was any of them ever proven? These doubts still fill many minds. Many humans seem to be relaxed and calm, refusing to even think about their own faith. Do they really agree that they should listen like a baby, believing in whatever is told to them? So let us look at some figures to critically think for ourselves, which is a religion and which is a mythology.
Lets first understand the historical sequence, as most criticizing are history related between the following called religions. The Abrahamic religion, forming the unity of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Believing in Adam, starting life with basic knowledge from God as the first man on earth; following his continues prophecy descendants to Noah, where history still couldn’t prove exact dates; descending to Abraham, born on 1996 BC, forming great nations through his first two sons, Ishmael and Isaac; the second son Isaac, descending to Moses on 1392 BC and Jesus Christ on 4 BC; the first son Ishmael, descending to Muhammad on 570 AD. Furthermore, many beliefs came in-between like Horus, the Egyptian son of God, worshipped around 2200 BC. Dionysus, the Greek son of God, worshiped around 1400 BC. Mithra, the Persian son of God, was first worshipped by Zoroastrianism around 600 BC, which was also a religion of the Roman Empire before Christianity around 200 AD. Buddha, founder of Buddhism faith, born on 560 BC. Yaksha and Nagas were worshipped by Hinduism around 400 BC.
After all, we realize from history many interfered mythologies, copying similar stories from one religion to another; fighting against each other in the late centuries, each claiming to be the true source. If there really is one God like most religions explain, wouldn’t he had his sons introduce each other? Or are they all just myths, stealing stories and delusions from each other to sound similar? Obviously, the Egyptian and Greek mythologies already ended many generations ago, having nothing to do with the modern religious attacks. In addition, there are many claims from Zoroastrian scholars that the Abrahamic religion is based on their stories; claiming that Zoroastrianism is 1500 BC, with no historical evidence. At the same time, Abrahamic religion scholars claim that Zoroastrianism is mostly taken from the Abrahamic religion. So, even if they claim to be 1500 years before Christ, Abrahamic religion still holds an earlier history and wider scientific fundamentals, which are explained further. Additionally is Buddhism: many Buddha scholars explained that Buddhism is not a religion like many claim, but a way of life; while it can be practiced along with any faith. Therefore, should we really call those religions? Especially when the only scientific details they have are stolen from the Scrolls of Abraham!

Yet, political and cultural influence are still corrupting the original religious principles, till this moment. For example, Judaism got rid of the historical son of god myths; but many Jews are still influenced by the Zionist politics, clamming to have the right of the holy land of Jerusalem, by force. Also stating that the land is for the descendants of Abraham, but denying that the Arabs are descendants of Abraham, too. Jerusalem has been a multi-faith land for thousands of years, holding historical architecture of many faiths. I really don't believe it should stay occupied by a single faith state like Israel: killing and kicking out Arab Jews, Christians and Muslims from their homes. Some Zionist Jews still claim that Palestine is a new name given by Arabs, even though their holy book mentions the name of the land, stating, “And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time” (Genesis KJV 21:34). Another example, is the influence that is still dividing Christians, having different opinions in many core beliefs of Christianity. Jesus, the Messiah--savior, always taught to worship God and pray to God, not himself. Nevertheless, Muslims are recently claimed to be terrorists, even though their holy book never allowed so, stating: “O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly - only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you” (Quran 4:29). Furthermore, those regime radicals, whom call themselves Muslims,  don’t even represent 1% of the 1.6 billion population. Likewise, an estimate of 5% still disbelieve that HIV is the cause of Aids. Should we believe that, too? History explains that the Holy Roman Empire also ruled and forced Christianity in many nations, murdering in the name of Christ. In addition, Phillip Jenkins, a professor of Humanities in the Pennsylvania State University, discussed his studies about more bloody scriptures in the Bible than the Quran on Aljazeera TV. However, that still doesn’t mean all Christians are terrorists, as those versus are actually against murdering innocents and only allowed self defense. Nevertheless, to logically conclude which is a religion and which is a mythology: we need to separate political and cultural influence from the religion, to understand what is it really about.
Furthermore, science is always based on continues experiments and opinions, while those opinions are changeable at anytime; however, when it comes to a situation when a scientific opinion matches an oldie sacred text, we can realize that the match is not a random guess or a peek from the future. The creation of the universe has been written since the period of Noah and Abraham--a couple thousand years ago, way before science ever discovered some of it, like creatures, earth, sun, moon, stars, planets, etc. During the Internet era, many near-death experiences have been publicly shared, explaining the feeling of heaven and hell. Maybe we can’t believe one or two story tellers, but now we hear hundreds living extremely far from each other and having the same story: the good people explained the bright light through a tunnel, like space, feeling glory and hope; while the sinners are seeing other sinners they knew, like thieves and murderers, constantly burning and screaming, shouting that there is no way out. Therefore, the Final Testament’s description of shooting stars is clear now: stopping whom tries to exceed the skies without God’s permission (Quran 37:6-10). In other words, the good souls do have the permission to leave our skies, but the demons that try to sneak are pursued by a shooting star; while scientists still can’t unitedly explain what a shooting star really is. Another scientific match with a sacred text is the human embryonic development. Professor Keith L Moore is a founding member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists. He was also honored and awarded by many international associations, too. He is the author of the book entitled The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, widely published and translated to many languages. His research was recently done with extremely advanced technologies, proving the exact stages of a human embryonic development with graphs (Moore 65-82); however, he was shocked to read the exact same stages in a 1400 year-old holy book, including the strong meaning of the Arabic terms alagah and mudgah :
We created the human being from an extract of clay. Subsequently, we reproduced him from a tiny drop, that is placed into a well protected repository. Then we developed the drop into a alaqah [leech, suspended thing, and blood clot], then developed the alaqah into a mudgah [chewed substance], then created the mudghah into bones, then covered the bones with flesh. We thus produce a new creature. Most blessed is GOD, the best Creator.  (Quran 23:12-14)
Professor Moore announced his belief in the Final Testament afterwards, at the Seventh Medical Conference in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in 1981. His book is widely used in many universities. Also, many known anatomists confirmed his same claim about the Final Testament, like Dr. Gerald C. Goeringer, Dr. E. Marshall Johnson, and Dr. T.V.N. Persaud. Nevertheless, comes the long criticizing of the Final Testament's statement of the split of the moon, saying that the moon has been dead for billions of years. Thus, NASA recently published an official video and close pictures of the moon, stating that they discovered that the moon is still active, shrinking toward some scarps--which looks like a crack in the image, while they couldn't explain what is causing so. Check out the speech of Dr. Tom Watters, from NASA's Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Concluding that any miracles in a real religion can be proven with science by time, while mythologies are easily believed and also easily forgotten, too, by time. A human doesn’t need to be a scientist to believe, as logic is built in our mind. Hate and division are man-made, so humans can still avoid them. Mythologies are also man-made, but people still fall for them! Hence, we should separate political and cultural influence to realize what the real religion is, while funny mythologies have no-where to run. Anybody can personally attack or criticize anything, but reality will always prove itself. I encourage everyone to focus on the used resources to criticize a religion, which will give you an idea how nonsense the claims really are.

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