Thursday, August 28, 2008

Questioning the Unexplained

This blog is not intended to offend anyone regarding their religion. I believe everyone has a right to believe whatever they want. I’m just speaking my opinions, comments, and questions on things that come to mind. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

America is a land with freedom of religion, which means we all have our own beliefs and ideas and concepts. Religion is just a way of explaining the unexplained, which can be interpreted in various ways. That’s why there are different religions. Again, this concept of “freedom of religion” was created by Christians. As I said before, this is what society was built upon, the Christian belief. However, three concepts occurred to me that just don’t add up.

Society wants everyone to be perfect because the Christian God made us that way. The Christian God from the beginning is the same Christian God at the end. So, the Christian God knows everything and can predict the future. When the Christian God created Adam and Eve, the Christian God created them perfect with free will. The future held that they would abuse that privilege and end up not being perfect. The Christian God knew this so it seems the Christian God, although good-hearted, used this so it would look like the Christian God would be the only perfect being in existence, free of evil and sin, and has done a good deed by giving people free will. Since they abused that privilege, no other person has been so-called “perfect”, according to society. Why should their mistake affect future generations who had nothing to do with that mistake? Every person is an individual in his or her own right. Wouldn’t we all love to be perfect in our own way? However, there are many definitions of evil and perfection, which I may get into in my next blog. Not everyone has the same set of standards as society does, which is what my previous blog was about. I'm just pointing out the fact that if the Christian belief was true about Adam and Eve, the Christian God is no worse than mankind itself, in the sense of selfishness and egotistic.

Also, I'm sure everyone’s heard the phrase “let there be light”. Christians associate light with the Christian God and dark with Satan. In other words, Satan is the ruler of everything relating to the darkness. Sure, because Christians believe there is only one god, the Christian God rules all. But why was there darkness to begin with? Was there a “let there be dark”? Why did dark come before light? It would seem like light would come first unless the Christian God had some motive. Could Satan already have been in existence before light or was it later that Satan was put in charge of it? Christians believed Lucifer, or Satan, rebelled and decided to be in the darkness, or possibly that was Satan’s punishment. Either way, could the motive be the Christian God created darkness for Satan and others who opposed the light? The Christian God could predict the future and known it would happen. Hence, a possibility why darkness came first; to be prepared. Even so, why did the Christian God even create a place for evil and imperfection, which could go back to the argument in the above paragraph? On the other hand, could Satan have lived and created darkness before the Christian God, which goes against the Christian belief that Lucifer, or Satan, didn’t come into existence until after the Christian God? Which is also why Satan is in charge of it.

Again, it is illegal and frowned upon nowadays to marry or even have relations with a relative. Therefore, it's a sin, according to the Christian belief. But think about this concept: when the Christian God created Adam and Eve, did the Christian God not foresee that their children would not populate the Earth? It seems to me that would be a sin according to today's society’s standards. Why would this be acceptable back then and not now? I can see that the Earth needed to be populated and now it’s overpopulated, but still, why was it okay then and wrongful today? I’m not saying I’m for it. I just don’t understand why an act that is wrongful today in the eyes of Christians and society was once right in the past. If anything, it should be the other way around; something that was new seemed to be wrong and is misunderstood is now understood and acceptable. Nobody seems to recognize this concept in a Christian church or in society.

Could these be conspiracies? Again, any comments and opinions are greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Has George Orwell's Prediction Come True?

Before I begin going deep into this blog, let me begin by explaining the title for those who don’t know.

George Orwell was an author. In 1948, he “predicted” that by the year 1984, all of mankind would be run by the government and its leader Big Brother. He thought the government would actually tell us what to do, when to do it, how to do it, what to believe, what to think, etc. The book “1984” is actually where we get the term Big Brother.

Now, has Orwell’s prediction come true? I believe it has; not word for word but pretty close, and sooner than 1984. We live in America, land of the free, but are we really? Let’s look back in history. It’s true people came to this land looking for religious freedom. These people were Christians, looking for a place to practice a new sector of Christianity. Once our country began to form, the Constitution was written. The first amendment guarantees five freedoms, one of which was religion. Keep in mind this document was written by Christians. As time went by, a way of governing Americans came to be, creating laws and statements they had to abide by. Generation A was new to these laws so they had to learn them quick. Once Gen-B came, Gen-A passed down what they knew and believed. The cycle repeated for generations. After so many generations, a society has built up a standard of way of being. The government sees this and uses it as a way to control society’s thoughts. For instance, during the Civil War. Up until this time, society has thought white men were superior because the government told them so. Also keep in mind, the government was made up of all whites. Lincoln saw a change was needed and freed the slaves. This also goes for Martin Luther King Jr. Even after blacks had freedom, they were still treated as inferiors. Then there was the Women’s Movement. The government (who was made of men) made society believe men were stronger than women. Many women proved them wrong. In 1990, there was a Disability Movement. Now, there’s a Homosexual Movement. All these movements are happening because the government, over the years, has told society that all these people are minorities. This is the way society works; one generation learns from the previous, and the government has always been there as a backbone to society’s teachings since the dawn of America. I don’t believe that the government should control society as it does. Society believes what it believes because of what the government has told them over the past 232 years. Society builds trends and traditions. This is what creates a society, but don’t we need to think as individuals and have our own values? And this goes beyond minorities. It’s also about lifestyles, as I presented in my “Education and Money” blog. The government wants us to believe we have to attend college in order to succeed in life. You really don’t. Is it true the more college we have, the more money we make? No, it’s not. It’s the education that matters. You don’t have to attend college to receive that education. If you really expand your mind, you’ll know where to find the knowledge you are seeking. And is more money the best thing in the world? No, I believe love is. The government has society believing money is needed to survive. When in fact, it’s not. Think how cavemen survived; money wasn’t invented yet. Money is just a luxury. We think we need money to pay bills, but the amounts of those bills are set by employers who work for the government. So if no amount is set, there is no bill, therefore no reason for a paycheck. Also, I’m sure all of us know what taxes are and FICA. These are percentages of money paid back to the government for government purposes. Some of this goes to people, such as SSI & food stamps, and other goes to community services, such as revamping roads and buildings. But again, all these uses are because of bills with amounts set by the government. So once again, if there are no amounts set, there is no need for taxes, or money.

I hope I didn’t offend anyone in all that I said. I just meant to speak on how the government controls society as a whole and it’s up to us individuals to see through that and go with our hearts. Does anyone agree with my opinion? That Big Brother is watching over us?