One only needs to know the character of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim God to be able to look through the eyes of God. Ever caring all-knowing and very wise! The Christian faith makes it to easy to be forgiven, the Jewish and Muslim faith also allow for God’s forgiveness but on a more, stricter base.
God’s house of prayer is being treated like a Laundry, dirty linen in clean linen out!
Man walks into house of prayer: he prays to God “Please God forgive me” God is listening, Man states “I have committed adultery, please forgive me for my sin” God thinks, “This man is asking forgiveness for cheating on his wife? This is the sixth time!” God says in annoyance “All these people are my children including this man’s wife I deeply regard her feelings on this issue.” “Before he can be forgiven by me, he has to be forgiven by his wife!” Man walks away from his house of prayer where he thought he lightened his load, ready to sin again.
High Ranking government official walks into house of prayer: he prays to God “Please God forgive me” God is listening, “I stole money from the government purse, please forgive me for I am weak, I needed the money to send my children to school” God states to himself “This man keeps on asking forgiveness for many similar things, he has too many people to atone too, it’s an helpless situation, I just can’t forgive this, he has hurt too many of my children” The official walks away from his house of prayer where he thought he lightened his load, ready to sin many times again.
A woman walks into house of prayer: she prays to God “Please God, I would like a rich husband to support me and buy jewelry and all the luxury items that I’ve always dreamed of”. God simply doesn’t listen to selfish people! But the Devil Does! The woman walks away from his house of prayer to misguidedly wait for God to grant her wish.
Once you learn to look through the eyes of God it becomes very simple to work out your Gods answers to prayers. The problem is have the religions opened a gate to hell in their own temples, church’s, mosque’s, synagogue or prayer mats?
As the days go by I learn more about the nation and the people in these beautiful Islands of the Philippines. Until today I thought the West brought literacy to Philippines but that is not so in fact the native Filipino’s all could write prior to the Spanish colonization in the 16th Century.
Yes they had there own characters and had passed down the literate art for many centuries before the Spanish landing. In fact the total populations second communication method was writing (carving) messages on bamboo. The writing was termed Baybayin it made up of 17 simple and elegant characters used for personal communication and poetry. Yes this nation of song and music lovers have a history of writing poetry in Baybayin and expect it was mainly romantic verse.
The Spanish however destroyed all the writing as they thought it was tied up with paganism.
In most ancient cultures, the art of reading and writing was reserved for the few who belonged to privileged classes. In ancient Egyptian, Mayan, and Indonesian civilizations, writing was in the hands of priests and scribes. The culture that the Spaniards found in the Philippines was unique in that the art of reading and writing was in the hands of everybody.[/q]
This being at a time when most people in Europe could not write their own name. Today’s Filipino’s all speak and write in more than one language normally Tagalog (National tongue), One of the hundreds of local tongues, Most speak or have an understanding of English. The simple fact this happy nation of people still love to communicate since the days of writing on Bamboo they have become the leading nation concerning cell phone texting. Sadly the ancient Baybayin text is only known by a few Filipino Scholars and those that take an interest in Filipino history.
I often wonder about why we are here, what’s life really about? It’s took millions of years of evolution to create an intelligent being that is able to control its cultural environment. Human kind evolved from apes, we learnt to stand upright, use our front paws to shape and build to create and kill. We learned to farm and to herd and domesticate and breed the animals we eat, to fish the seas and rivers.
We bred our own initial transport the main useful animal being the horse. Weapons to protect or use for fighting against different tribes where first made of wood and then metals. As time as crept by we have become more sophisticated, it has now got to the point our weapons are much more horrifying and effective.
As our knowledge has increased our many scientist, have invented amazing new innovations and found ways of improving communication, travel, entertainment, infrastructure and the dreadful weaponry being used in wars and as a common threat. Our scientists are now on the verge of creating life, they can defiantly create human clones if allowed.
Barbaric leaders became kings, emperors then the new breed of leaders arose from new more democratic or non democratic systems society became a political beast. Because Philosophers and ancient leaders thought that only super beings or a super being could have create humans they created religions. The religions where used to control the people the first holy books were really the first books of law. These religions also tried to give an explanation why we are here, it’s suggested to please the Gods or God. That there could be an after life, we are the servants of God that we are here to carry out Gods wish. That if we sin we go to hell or purgatory etc, etc, etc.
Truthfully human kind has not solved the question why are we here? Or has no logical solution to what’s life is all about? Religion does not solve the questions.
I truthfully believe that human kind is not being used as pawns in a game between Gods or God and the devil. But of course the ultimate questions do have answers, ones we can only surmise. I prefer to believe that I am lucky to be here and I truthfully want to make the most of it why it lasts.
From the time that you had made your first sob on being presented to a new environment, taking your first gulps of air, noticing the strange smells and the blurred shapes and vivid color and sounds. Your life has been shaped and its all been out of your control until you can think for yourself.
You are a creature that can learn, your body and brain is amazing, at birth you are ready for programming that’s when it all started. Babies are born with natural instincts such as knowing how to suck milk from their mother’s breast and how to cry to get attention when dirty or hungry. Babies have been proven to be able to swim if placed into water and to hang on to the branch of a tree. Its part of the survival factor.
The programming is started off normally by two very confused adults that have been indoctrinated by their culture and leaders. You the infant are indoctrinated with their life long beliefs and your freedom of thought will be eroded away to match the thoughts of your programmers. By the time you are 18 years old you are part and parcel of your cultural environment. Your religion will normally be the same as your parents or at least on a similar track. Even your political view will be influenced by adult programmers including your parents. Though you think you are thinking for yourself you are influenced by your indoctrination as a child.
Then if you are heterosexual you will hunt down a partner to mate with your thoughts being that it’s the normal way of life to have a family so you have sex many times with your new partner, normally within a short period your wishes are answered the female becomes pregnant nine months later you both become two pretty confused programmers.
There much more to life of course but the main factor is survival of the race all the other factors such as religion, politics, wars and greed etc, are the opposing gears to the main protocol. Most humans want to live peaceful fulfilling lives to love and bring up a family in a peaceful environment and a peaceful world. That’s Life!
Its a crazy dodgem game, gigantic bulks of metal and rust, push forward overtaking Jeepney’s (local public transport) and tricycles (motor bike and side car another public transport vehicles) its complete havoc each and everyone drives defensivel
Coaches and large Jeepney’s drive at death defying speeds, well at least much to fast for the narrow and bad surface roads of the Philippine. With each mode of travel being loaded like a sardine tin, some drivers play very loud music and everybody is sweating on a very hot day.
I prefer to drive a motorbike as it is seemingly safer than a car because I can dodge the on coming traffic. When I am driving into the city I am completing with hubble-hubble drivers an illegal Public transport that the police seeming turn a blind eye to. It’s a normal motor bike that they simply crowd on passengers (7 being the record seen so far).
There is a law that safety helmets should be used by every one traveling on a motor bike, seemingly only foreigner such as myself follow this rule. Others carry their helmets to quickly put on before a police check and most never wear helmet.
This article was inspired by the fact that I have just realized why Filipino’s fail to obey road safety rules such as wearing helmets.
The other day I was watching people getting on hubble-hubble motorbikes, each and everyone of them religiously cross themselves like good Catholics do. Then I remember all the people that get on public transport normal follow the same procedure.
That means that they put their trust in God when risking their life’s and those nuts that don’t wear helmets rather trust in god than have a sweaty head. The strange fact that there are not many accident’s here properly shows that this blind faith may work. Or perhaps the engine cc being no more than 200 cc on motor bikes and the bad roads slow down traffic speeds.
However its fun and just like the dodgems at the fair and pretty scary when driving at night as many forms of transport lack lights and those that do wish to blind you. I am not going to cross myself only be cross with them, lol