What is the Right Religion?

By Dr. John Reizer

Editor at NoFakeNews.net

I’ve studied anatomy and physiology and worked on human cadavers in college. It was a very humbling experience for me because I realized, early in my studies, the intelligent design of our bodies was so damn amazing that it’s quite unlikely we would ever be able to understand, fully, how human beings function.

If you ever had an opportunity to study the body, you already know how incredibly magnificent it is. The neurological circuitry alone is breathtaking. Organs, tissues and cells all functioning, simultaneously, for the common goal of maintaining a living being that has the ability to repair itself when it encounters physiological challenges; there should be little doubt, if any, in a person’s mind that we’re not walking around on this planet by accident. Something incredibly intelligent has designed human beings, animals, plant life, the earth, the universe as well as any other physical matter in existence.

A lot of my friends and acquaintances, at different times, have approached me wanting to know what my religious beliefs were and if I’d ever consider attending their church. Many of these individuals are very nice people and more important, good souls.

When I explain that I don’t follow/worship a particular deity or subscribe to a specific belief system and that organized religion is not something I desire to have in my life, my friends want to know why I am an atheist. Some of them even seem to work harder in their efforts to convert me to their way of spiritual reasoning.

It’s funny how people incorrectly assume a person is an atheist because he or she does not embrace an organized belief system. I am not an atheist! I believe there is an intelligent, creative force that I am forever linked to. In my opinion, all people are connected to the creative force of the universe. Because I choose not to personify the creator, in my mind, does not make me a less spiritual person than someone that attends a formal church service every week.

Sometimes people become down right nasty when they discover your spiritual beliefs are different than the majority of members within the surrounding community. In most situations I make a strong effort to keep such information private. I believe a person’s beliefs are a private matter. How I connect or communicate with whatever intelligence has designed us is my business. The last time I checked, there was no definitive proof any organized belief system had confirmed, one hundred percent, their perception of spiritual reality was correct.

Please understand that I am not writing this article to criticize any organized belief system. I definitely respect a person’s right to believe anything he or she desires.

Although I don’t personally agree with the common practice of worshipping named deities, because I feel doing so actually inhibits spiritual growth, I do believe I am a very spiritual person. In my opinion, worshipping something that is inherently a part of my physical and spiritual existence is counterproductive. Every living and non living thing on this planet, and in the collective universe, is an expression of universal intelligence.

The simple truth is that not every person is an atheist simply because he or she doesn’t embrace one of the socially accepted organized belief constructs. No person on this planet can state, with absolute certainty, what is the right religion! No matter how much we believe or disbelieve in something, it has no bearing whatsoever on the validity or invalidity of the concept or, in this situation, the religion in question.

What do you think about this subject?


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One thought on “What is the Right Religion?

  1. Sazerac7 August 19, 2014 / 8:04 am

    Is there a God?
    We demand that proof be shown for something as seemingly insignificant as UFO’s and spiritual psychics. Surely we should demand some documentation for what many think is the most important subject in the whole world. Millions pray every day, wars are fought in God’s name, trillions have been donated to His causes through out the ages. That last item alone would beg for some authentication otherwise some could say that a scam of unbelievable proportions (far surpassing even Bernie Madoff’s shenanigans) has been perpetuated against mankind for over 3 millennium. Wow!, the Vatican would really have to cough up some serious bucks if found guilty of fraud!
    So, is there any proof that God exists? If I were to pose this question to most theologians, I would imagine I’d hear a long speech about faith. We all know faith is just a concept. A concept probably invented by some long ago church council or who knows maybe an ancient gathering at the Vatican worrying about declining profits. I can almost hear them now. . .

    -Cardinal #1: “What are we going to do with all those who ask questions that we have no answers for? Like, “where is heaven?, Why doesn’t God answer our prayers?, How can God allow children to be raped or murdered without doing something? How many angels dance on the head of a pin?”

    -Cardinal #2: “”I know, I know!. . .We’ll create a new concept and call it. . . “faith”. . .Yeah, that’s it, . . faith. We’ll say that “faith” is the most holy state of being, where you are perfectly willing to believe in every thing we tell them, no matter how ridiculous and impossible it sounds.”

    -Cardinal #1:””””That’s brilliant! Then we can tell the blasphemers that if they don’t have this thing we call “faith”, they should feel guilty because they are immersed in sinful thoughts and lacking in what it takes to obtain “eternity” in the kingdom of heaven! That should keep them from asking questions that we can’t answer!”

    All religions are able to exist only because of the concept of “faith.” The idea of gods grew out of fear and ignorance in early mankind so that he could feel he had a way of influencing the very dangerous world around him. Shamans and witch doctors capitalized on that fear and ignorance and used it to gain status and power over their fellow neighbors. The shamans propagated this belief by saying they (the shamans) could act as an advocate or go-between for the tribe with the gods. And there is the beginning of religion. Once the priest cult had the power, they were never going to let it go.
    From what I’ve read, the earliest mention of worshiping a single deity (monotheism) was when the Pharaoh Akhenaten (father of King Tut) created a religion based on worshiping a single god, marginalizing the traditionally accepted Egyptian religion of multiple gods revered by the Egyptian priest cult. Likely, the Hebrews brought a form of this religion out of Egypt during the Exodus and continued the worship of a single entity. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all grew out of this Egyptian concept of the “One God”. Now, Christians are told that Jesus was the human son of a god, who died and then came back to life and ascended to heaven! A statement like that begs for some kind of proof above and beyond “faith”. Consider the percentage of resources that societies throughout history have given to their spiritual leaders without a shred of true evidence that their god even exists. In ancient times, the priest/shaman resorted to theatrical and sometimes even mechanical devices to show their flocks that the deity was listening. Now-a-days, we are told to rely solely on “faith”!

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