The warning against the degradation of religion
Religion is a set of concepts aimed at spreading faith in variously understood God, faith in the existence of supernatural phenomena, including life in an afterlife, and teachings about proper conduct. These are just some of the tasks that make up this area of life.
Religions most often determine that God's supremacy over humanity exists. I do not list here all the functions of religion, because this is not the purpose of this study. However, I hope that their founders, from ancient times to the present, have been guided by the goal of bringing humanity to fulfill their most beautiful dreams of a perfect world.
In both parts of Essenceism books, I carried out a thorough analysis of the fact of the origin and existence of religion. Now I will deal with the effects of its existence and the adverse phenomena that result from it.
Essenceism in the first place seeks to answer the basic group of "religious" questions, that is: who God is, what He is and where He is. In so doing, it noted that these main questions are not in the center of attention of most religions. Of course, they bestow "their" God with the appropriate features, but most often aimed at the cultic needs of worship. They lack a general approach, that is to say objective for all humanity. They create visions of God's clan, tribal or local God. Only the biggest of them have ambitions that go beyond the local circle, but also, when they encounter other visions of God, they dig in their positions, defending the inviolability of their principles of faith. This results in a dogmatic approach to all of their teaching, often very backward to the achievements of science or even denying it. This is where I see the first reason for the degradation of the idea of religion.
Religion should be meant for people living in the current developing world, thinking in terms of modernity and wanting to implement the latest achievements of human thought. Standing in opposition to civilization development, pushes religion to the margins of life and creates a superstition team. The first example here is Moses, who directed his religious message to contemporary people. Keeping his teachings unchanged and using his language through Judaism led to the freezing of religious knowledge of the nation of Israel at the level of antiquity. No wonder that such shaped Judaism participants persecuted the prophets and eventually murdered Jesus himself. Worse still, they continue in their ancient world and wait for the promised Messiah. Similarly, although much later, the effect of Muhammad's activity in the form of the current teaching of Islam should be assessed. The implementation of his ideas in the following centuries resulted in numerous wars and acts of genocide. To this day, Islam is one of the most backward religions in the world. Many of the Koran's recommendations are completely detached from the realities of current civilization.
Christianity, too, is not a special exception in this regard. Although one of his driving forces was Saint Paul, his approach to modern teaching was quickly forgotten. The Great Reformation, followed by further reforms, helped decaying Christianity to adapt its teaching a bit better to the needs of the modern world. However, today you can see a huge regress in Christian science, because most of its elements are still stuck in the Middle Ages. The so-called Christian values, which essenceism mentions in the chapter on the idea of morality, are only instrumental in nature. They are not implemented by political groups that appear as Christian or social organizations. Christian slogans are used only as a mechanism to gain power, and thus lie to their voters. This results in another mechanism of religion degradation in the form of a significant social destruction of the foundation of morality.
Religions also vigorously engaged in destroying those who thought differently from them. The Inquisition, combating so-called heretics or false messiahs particularly deprecated large religious denominations.
In my opinion, the most degraded religion of her marriage with politics, both in ancient and modern times. Religions almost always stood alongside the rulers, they identified with the ruling mainstream of politics, also in the developing democracy. Looking back, it is worth noting that the combination of interests of religious and political leaders led to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
On the example of Christianity, it can be seen that the structure of religious institutions is usually of authoritarian character, because they are dominated by undemocratic structures. For this reason, many of them become a symbol of backwardness, orthodoxy, and even the exploitation of its members, which is the subject of criticism of liberal societies.
For now, in our times, you can still see a very harsh criticism of the actions of various religious denominations, but slowly comes to the knowledge that religion is now less and less needed by humanity. In the 21st century, the inability to keep up with the development of science through religions led to a huge decline in faith in God. The authority of the various "gods" proclaimed by particular religions has also decreased. These gods have lived to be called imaginary gods, which people are less and less concerned about. The degradation of religion, however, continues. There have been criminal offenses, starting from fraternization to bloody regimes and to pedophilia ending.
It is to be hoped that the degradation of religion will not serve the ill righteous God, whom Essenceism calls the Original Being. If He really exists, then human activities can not harm Him. The degradation of religion is the most striking of man himself. According to essenceism, religion is an essential field of life in the world we have today. It is a world incompatible with the well-understood concept of Original Being. This concept was destroyed by people led by an "anti-god teacher". By the way, the lack of faith in the personal source of evil, with the simultaneous belief in the personal source of good, also leads to the degradation of religion. Religion should first and foremost clearly demonstrate the personal source of evil and its impact on people. Repairing the world is a task for us, because it is our place of living. In contrast to people, God does not know the evil world, which I explained in many of my texts. Without an effective work of religion, it will be impossible to know the method of salvation, which is an indispensable element of the future of humanity.
The goal of essenceism is not the salvation of the world. It can only be done by someone who will be able to duel with Satan and have enough power to overcome him. Such a person can only be the Son of God, a man without original sin, just like Adam from the Garden of Eden before falling. Such a person was already among us two thousand years ago and still accompanies us in the spiritual world. It is Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, people at that time were not sufficiently prepared to receive their Savior and not only did they not help Him, but they rejected Him, and thus helped His adversary, Satan. The chosen nation who professes religion, which we call Judaism today, led to the crucifixion of the One who could free humanity from Satan, that is, save all people. It was the largest degradation of religion ever. The role of religion at that time was to prepare people for the coming of the Messiah. This is also the current role of all religions.
The salvation of the world can only be achieved with the help of existing religions. I, as a single person, can only inform people and help me understand the current situation. "My" essenceism explains that the Creator once showed a well-designed scenario of human history. It is about bringing into being the first man who should become the Son of God and the first woman who should become the Daughter of God. It must have been the only possible idea for the creation of a good world for humanity. Unfortunately, two thousand years ago people did not understand this idea and they already crucified the Son of God who was staying among them. In this way they prevented him from rebirth of the daughter of God, repeating the mistake of the Garden of Eden.
The religion is needed for the next introduction of the idea of a good world. It cannot be replaced by science, culture, economy or politics. Therefore, it is necessary to renew religion as an equal partner for science. Thanks to their joint efforts, there is a chance to prepare the present world for the introduction of a concept from the Creator. Essenceism proposes that the latest achievements of science be included in the teaching of religion. Knowledge of the existence of the Original Being and the eternity of human life should be at the same level as the knowledge of the laws of nature. This could make religion one of the main areas of our civilization.