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Monday, May 29, 2017

God is hope for those that need hope most

THIS BLOG HAS BEEN OPENED FOR ANY BELIEVER TO DISCUSS RELIGIOUS MATTERS, SO IT IS OPEN FOR ANYBODY TO BROWSE AND TAKE PART.
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Welcome to our blog, if you believe in God
and this post, God is hope for those that need hope most.
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God is hope for those that need hope most
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Our Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest man that ever lived on earth, he came down to earth to give us hope. He was a religious teacher and God. Jesus Christ changed some religious meanings and simplified religion, so, we should thing that religions can be changed. 






God is hope for those who need hope most
Dear readers, this post is the continuation of a previous post, religious reasons and prayers, where we were having a religious meeting. Where one of our friends was going to talk about, what he had found by asking people their religious views, since we had asked him to talk about it. So, he answered us this way.
Well, I am glad you asked; I would say that most of the people that we have talked to, they are not interested talking about religious things willingly, and those who are talking, have expressed themselves in many ways; but let me break these people beliefs in groups so to speak, so that, a better picture can be seen?
So, first I have to say that a lot of people believe in God and religion just the way it is today. You see, since most religions have been the same for thousands of years, they are used to these religious beliefs; so, this portion of people does not want any change in religion, as they are happy to stay with the ways religions are nowadays, and if they have any doubts in their minds they are not showing it. So, it would be a waste of time to talk to them unless you agree fully with their religious beliefs, and you talk to them, just to have a chat and be friendly.
There is also a portion of people that have doubts about today’s religions, so, they are ready to talk about their religious beliefs and doubts, some of these people don’t feel sure whether what is being taught about religion today is the right thing to do. So, they ask themselves many religious questions, but they have no answers for any of those questions. They are religious believers, but they have some doubts in their mind and heart. You can talk to this group of people and they talk to you willingly, but they are not much help either, if you want to find out anything, or to formulate any new religious ideas.
We have also noted that right in the middle there is this large group of people, which believe in God and religions only up to a certain point, these people usually would like to know more and ask all sorts of questions, in the hope that they could find their way, how to return to religion fully one day, as they seem to feel that religion is still important to them in many ways; sometimes these people seem to want to follow religion just to have a sense of belonging to a group, as they like to have friends and religion gives this religious link to them that helps to have some friends.
Then there is at the extreme end of this middle group those who believe very little in religion as it is today, so, they are asking too many questions themselves about religions, they are agnostic as they believe and at the same time don’t believe in God and religions, one does not know what to do with this group, and yet they are the most interesting group, just because they would like to know more. That is all there is in this middle group.
And then, there is this last group of people, which today I would call the danger group for religion and religious beliefs, they are the atheist, they don’t believe in God and religions at all, so, for them it would be better if religions did not exist. They are usually very intelligent people and have a good job, so, for them there are no worries in life, therefore, they don’t see the need of God and religion to help them with their lives, like some less fortunate people do. Now, because they don’t need God and religions, as they feel secure within themselves; this well to do group starts putting forwards all sort of stories, in order to blame religion for some of the bad things religions have done in the past. They would also talk about religious extremist to run down religions, since these religious extremist kill in the name or their God. (Anyhow, today I don’t want to talk about the religious extremist, because this would change my main view of how I see religions;) so, I am saying that these people don’t see that mankind have only to blame themselves, because no real religion tells its believers to directly kill, or do anything else that may harm anyone.
But then, also attached to this well-educated atheist group, there are a few people that are poor uneducated people and they don’t believe in God just to protest their bad luck, as they are not happy about what the world is giving them, so, they see the need to believe only in themselves; now, because of this belief they may become the worst sort of mankind, because they don’t have any respect for humanity, and also they don’t have a God or religion or any other sort of inbuilt restrain within them. I could say more about this group but I think it is better that I stop here and see what you think about it all.
Having said all this about religions; I would only like to add what I have learned from all these enquiries; and I want you to remember how I see religion now, as this may well be important from now on, if we are going to talk about religious issues, because I believe that religions are important to keep, even if one day they might need to be modified. Religions might not be a universal human belief, as we have seen in the example of the atheists; but God and religions are still needed today for those people that are unfortunate, as they feel within their heart that they need God to protect or help them. For this reason, God and religions are needed, because; God and religion is hope for those who need hope most.
So, remember that;
Religion and God is hope for those who need hope most.
I said, very well said Mark! And so did Gino at the same time.
I believe that I have said enough in this post, so, see you in our next post, where we will comment on Mark speech.
May God bless us all?
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If you believe in God 
Palms and Easter 2017
IS TO BE CONTINUED
Next time with, God is hope for those who need hope most


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Friday, May 5, 2017

Palms and Easter 2017

THIS BLOG HAS BEEN OPENED FOR ANY BELIEVER TO DISCUSS RELIGIOUS MATTERS, SO IT IS OPEN FOR ANYBODY TO BROWSE AND TAKE PART.
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Welcome to our blog, if you believe in God
and this post, Palms and Easter 2017

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This is what we commemorate at Easter. We the Roman Catholic and other Christian religions follow the event of the death of our lord Jesus Christ. And then his resurrection.




Palms and Easter 2017

Dear readers, I am writing this post instead of our usual post, because in blogger we can post what we like, even if it is an article that has been published somewhere else, or has been rejected, because it may not be in line with rule of the site we want to publish. So, in a way I am posting this post, to keep a record of what I have written.
Anyhow, today I wanted to write this religious article, because soon it will be Easter, so, I was going to write this article, where I would have liked to tell you all the good religious things, that happen in this religious feast, but it is not going to happen like that, because of the horrible things that religions inflict each other’s these days. Here I am talking about what has just happened in Egypt.
I have always believed that religions should stand for doing the right things: here I want to say that religions should be a set of rules, written in such a way that the entire world should benefit, and not just a group of people. Any religion that does not fulfil that role is not a good religion. Today there is also this additional issue, because today the entire world is going global, also religions need to go global; for religions to work and satisfy the need of the people. For this reason, those religions that do not allow for globalization should be modified, but religious leaders don’t even think about it, because they want to follow their religion the old way, which allows them to control the people, even when controlling people in certain ways is wrong, but there are even more bad things here. In fact, I am shocked from what is just happened recently in Egypt.
One has to ask, does the world realize what has happened now? Two Christian churches have been bombed, 45 people have died, and 125 injured. What hurts most is that the people that have caused this disaster are religious fanatics, of another religion.
Having seen all this happen, one can only say that there is something very wrong, in this Muslim religion, since some of their believer practice so much violence, and worse still is that they believe that their God Allah wants them to kill other people. What other proof the world needs, to prove that this religion is a fake religion, since they twist their religion any way they want. But perhaps, I dare say that this Muslim religion may even be okay, if the faithful follow it the right path only, in other words, they should use their common sense, which would usually forbid any violence.
Anyhow, if the religious fanatics continue to follow all those things that harms other people, then this religion is not worth the paper it is written on. This would also affect their God Allah that allows them to use his name doing the wrong things. Because they would bring their God Allah down to their level. When I believe that Allah is a righteous God, and does not like what they do.
You see, it stands to human understanding, that a God should be well above our human needs, and does not need to kill other people, or wants his own people to kill other people. If there is any spiritual entity that wants to kill people, then this spiritual entity is not a God, it cannot be, because God represents life, and therefore should protect life. Therefore, in my opinion, those people that go out to kill other people are completely nuts, especially when they believe that they will go to paradise when they pass away.
But let us stop here talking about these very violent deeds, and let us see here under, what other religions believe in, specially the Christian religions, since that is the religion that I would know most. I believe that some religions would be better than this Muslim religion that allows violence, just because, their religious rules condemn violence more openly.

The Christian religions
So, let us compare, this violent deeds that we have talked about, to the Christian religions. Because, it is so wrong what has happened in Egypt to these two Coptic Christian churches. But what hurts most is that the people that have caused all these deaths and hurt so many people are religious people. For any Christian religious believer, what has happened on Palm Sunday is so painful and disgusting, because Palm Sunday is perhaps the greatest day of peace for any Christian religion. It is the day that our Lord Jesus Christ enters Jerusalem, riding a donkey, while the population brings these olive branches and other palms in the sign of peace. So, this day is supposed to bring peace, as I am going to explain in the following example.

Now let me point out this to you, in Southern Italy in the town that I come from, the way that we celebrate Palm Sunday is to make peace, this could extend even to your enemies, if you want. So, let me explain what we do this special Sunday, first we go to mass taking with us a small olive branch, where the priest after celebrating mass blesses these olive branches or anything green that you have brought with you. Now, this is only the beginning of how the people behave on Palm Sunday; because after the mass when the blessing ends, the people going out of the churches, exchange some of their palms in the sign of peace, once that is over you may call to the house of some relative or friends, if you haven’t met them at the church. Now, let me add this personal note, when I was young, after the church service I went home, my mother would ask me if I had gone to our closest relative to exchange this palm, because this would be a sign of respect for the relative elders. But there is also more, if you had a girlfriend this was a good time to exchange the blessed palm, and have a small talk, you see in those times boys and girls were kept at a distance, so, this was a good excuse to talk to her; and then again, if you were engaged, you should really go to buy a small golden olive branch from the Jeweller’s shop, take it to church to be blessed and then give it to you fiancĂ©`. So, Palm Sunday was a very peaceful, happy and interesting day.
But those were the good times, when everything was done the old peaceful ways, which in my opinion were very good times to live in, even if in the small towns that we were living in, boys and girls were kept at a distance, and the religions that we were following had a lot to do with this tradition.
Now that we have explained, how we were living the old times and what we did on Palm Sunday, we are going to talk about what has happened in Egypt, and other things that could follow that happening.
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What has happened in Egypt?          
As we have already said, we have been shocked from what has happened in Egypt, but the worse part of it all, is that this violence could be repeated, we hope not, but it is hard to say what could happen next.
Anyhow, since then a few other things have happened, and the pope has been in Egypt, while he was there he has tried to calm down everybody, in the name of all religions, So, we hope that what he has done could help.
I believe that this is what I want to say, so, see you next time with another post.
May God bless us all?
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If you believe in God 
Palms and Easter 2017
IS TO BE CONTINUED
Next time with, God is hope for those who need hope most


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