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resemble Baha I in a sense of global unity. The ideal situation of course is to bring the entire world s population together as one people under one God. I m not sure if that s something any religion will ever be capable of. A good starting place would be referring to religious texts as philosophy and nothing more. Too many people have the one and only true word of God syndrome directly associated to and afflicting harm upon their perfect religions indirectly every day. For a global religion to work, we would all have to agree upon one universal supremacy and one code of conduct. Popular consensus does seem to indicate the need for a God; I see no harm as long as this God is never used as a justification for violence in any way for any reason. I believe, in this century, people need reasons to end wars and violence. With that being said, religious antiquities will surely have to be forgotten and completely abandoned. Scripture can never again be used as a device to command and conquer or inflict harm on a living thing. That s just common sense, what praiseworthy God would want us to hurt each other or go to war?! In times when religion was created, war, primal desires for dominance, expansion and survival were key components of life having strong influence over scripture and what some claim to have been Gods word . What we need is a common purity, therefore I am going to call this fantasy of the perfect religion; Purity. I m aware that there is already a group of people called purists, fundamentalists are not to be confused with the Purist ideology, so in a sense a Purist in the context of this paper will describe someone living life in accordance to purest of heart and intentions, having no influence from historical events, society or culture.[ it s my fantasy, I can do what I want ( :
Purity is something common to millions of people, very little people, children actually. There is a time in most everyone s life when thoughts, intentions and desires were of purest intention and evil was just something we heard about lurking in the woods with little red riding hood. Children in general are lacking something that adolescents and adults soon find and once found things are forever changed. It s the surfacing of the most primal of our instincts; desire and fear, in turn giving birth to emotion. Naturally this is what most scriptures are structured around. The mixing of desire and fear is the foundation of all human emotion. The desire for sex becomes love when we fear losing the very object of our desire. Love is essentially nothing more than a primal fear of loss. Really . think about that for a minute. Fear of loss fuels our desires for possession. Many religious texts of antiquity frequently display this desire for possession in many forms, possession of people, land, power, wealth etc .. The desire for possession in conjunction with love leads to passion, passion, as most already know, can be a very dangerous thing. Passion or I should say, the Greek word for passion; , means; to suffer. I think Buddhism and other Chinese philosophies were on the right track with their thoughts of detachment, to a certain degree. However to induce suffering in order to achieve enlightenment seems more like pursuing a self fulfilling prophesy more than anything else. Detachment from primal urges alone will be a focus factor of Purity, we may have to expand and try to understand love in order to demonstrate love effectively and use it as a tool to measure the significance of life and nature and existence.
In order to create the purest of religions deserving of the name Purity, these primal desires that drive us all must somehow be tamed; we need to revert to childhood mentality in some sense, we need to rewire our unconscious psyches to accommodate a sense a fulfillment from life experiences alone, without the need for embellishments. My 1 year old daughter is in her own little heaven every morning around 9am when she s laying next to her mother or me watching Sesame Street. Nothing else matters! The simple, often unnoticed moments invoking happiness and satisfaction deserve much more attention and praise. A person constantly seeking happiness will never find it, as the person seeking the perfect mate will never find him/her. Therefore a religion should seek nothing, a religion should fear nothing nor invoke fear rather concentrate on the miracles all around us every day, appreciate the opportunity to exist with every waking breathe even if your existence is less than favorable in your mind. Self indulgent, egotistical and materialistic desires must be tamed since we are still to underdeveloped to eliminate them. When we indulge ourselves, our egos and aspirations to quench the thirst of our material wants, happiness may come quickly, but it is just as soon to disappear. When we help others and see positive effects from our influence on another human beings life, those feelings of happiness seem to last much longer and have much more significance. Therefore Purists will be obligated to help all those in need. Purism is surely colorblind; racism is nonexistent for its followers Equality also seems essential for global unity, with all the wealth in this world, it s absurd and embarrassing that we let people die of starvation and neglect while fast food conglomerates are throwing away enough food everyday to feed many small nations, no human being needs a garage full of $500,000 vehicles, or a billion dollar annual income either. Wealth shall be distributed equally to all with the exception of violent offenders. A pure religion has no tolerance for violence in any way, which has introduced me to a somewhat serious and much anticipated problem; if a religion teaches and advocates non-violence with no exceptions, how can they be safe from attack, invasion, overthrow, persecution etc . there needs to be a calling for self defense as a last resort at least, essentially making this religion very similar to the rest. As mentioned before, Purity doesn t recognize ancient religious text of any denomination. Nor are we to believe that when things go wrong, it s the devil, we are wicked enough on our own! We can t blame our own wicked ways solely upon the desires of an evil under lord ; it s time to take charge of our own lives and responsibility for our actions. Praying and repenting your sins will not make you a good person, the desires and depths of your heart will determine who you are ultimately. There will be a heaven and hell, however it s in YOUR hands to which afterlife you occupy revealed only by your hearts desires. In Purism [ the religion] , heaven and hell are psychological eternal states of existence in a world comprised entirely of and in its purest form; energy . The basis and foundation of human existence is pure energy, electricity and vibrations. It is a common known rule that energy cannot die, energy is in a constant state of transformation and perpetual motion. Therefore the perpetual state of our soul s undying existence in a state of heaven or hell will depend entirely on how we see ourselves. Ideas for a perfect religion are endless and quite simple to imagine, the implementation of these ideas are the impossible feat. Trying to create a flawless religion is an impossible task especially for a perfectionist simply because the words religion and perfection will never coexist or describe each other,
just as multiple cultures of people each evolving from thousands of years of division, uniqueness, barriers, and individuality will likely never find a common ground or a common language, wars would surly erupt for establishment of language dominance alone. There will always be a reason to kill as long as we continue to be driven by primal instincts. I feel like Joshua [ the machine from the 80s movie called war games, that eventually malfunctioned when it realized as advanced as it may have been it couldn t win a simple game like tic tac toe. The computer, Joshua, realized that the only way to win a computer simulated game like global thermonuclear war or tic tac to is simply not to play. Some games cannot be won I may have failed to meet the objectives of this assignment, there is no humanly way possible to create/implement a perfect religion, religion may just be one of mans greatest faults, I believe man has failed miserably in attempting to interpret Gods will in every religion I have learned of, a step forward would be for men to stop assuming they know exactly what God wants and start making efforts to embrace, recognize and control our conscious immediacies ; making every second of our delicate existence matter, live in the right now with concentrations on ways to maintain the sanctities of and improve upon our right nows . In order to have a perfect religion, we would ALL have to completely abandon what we THINK we know to be the truth and completely rewire the very essence of man. we are a disappointment of the hopes and expectations of the ages ..Every step forward means an act of tearing himself loose from that all embracing pristine unconsciousness, which claims the bulk of man almost entirely. Carl Jung Chris s
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