Faith, religion and belief systems are an amazing
thing. These systems are all based on
the perspective of the person that holds that belief
or faith. There are some basic truths about
When we speak of the origin of a belief, faith or system,
this means that first documented information on the subject.
That does not mean that this information did not exist
before this documentation, only that the belief or faith
began to gain a foothold at that time.
When it comes to the existence of Gods, Goddesses or
supreme powers, there are several trains of thought.
That there is no God or supreme being, A single God that
watches over us, a Single god that ignores us, Multiple Gods
that act in tandem or a supreme power that is not a god, but
a force of the universe.
Afterlife is what happens to us when we die. With
some faiths, we simply cease to exists, and therefore,
emphasis is put on the current life and what you can do in
the here and now. By contrast, some believe that
we will be held accountable for our sins and great works in
this lifetime and be sent to Heaven or Hell. There is also
some belief that Purgatory exists, a place for us to "wash
away" our actions in this life. Still others
believe that we are in a state of flux, attempting to rise
through a evolutionary staircase through evolution until we
The sacred texts of a given following are those
tomes that have been accepted as fact by the given
following. One of the most famous is the
"Holy Bible" which is used by the Christian
followings. Tomes are still being
created today that modify or change the sacred texts
of the past, or even create new paradigms in faith.
A Final Word
Ideas are a good thing. To question the
world around you can help to lead you to
enlightenment. When a person or group of
people set their minds on a path that is unable to
change, this creates a world in which a small group
is right and everyone else is wrong. This is
often done without proof of any kind and based on
the perspective of that person or group. When
you close your mind to the ideas of both the past
and the future, you close your immortal soul to the
truth. Always keep an open mind.