Using religion to justify killing is wrong, it is
time that we separate the killing fields of the world, the use of religion to
kill, and stop the evil individuals or groups that want to keep people everywhere
terrorized. Religion is used daily to
terrorize, intimidate and bring harm to people.
Religion is one that some people use to kill and it is hard for me to
wrap my head around.
I am a spiritual individual that does believe in a
higher power emotionally. However, I
believe in many other religions, I find something in their doctrine that I can
grasp; I was baptized in a Baptist Church at 12 years old, I taught Sunday school
in a Baptist church for 10 years, I called upon my own beliefs when I said
special prayers for general living, health, and when the earthly body is
wrapped in death. Religion is not unlike
family traditions during holidays or celebrating a birth; I celebrate the death
of those I am acquainted and love ones.
I found some old research on religion and that will be the subject of my
It is said that the world’s first religion on earth
is the AFRIKA RELIGION, born in the Sacred Holy Garden of the Creator in
Continental Afrika. I have no proof, nor
can I find more that it being an organization, much like other religious
However, the oldest known religion known to man is
Hinduism. Actually, no one truly knows
when the first religion was named.
Nonetheless, Hinduism is more than 50,000 years old. Animism is another religion that dates back
more than 50,000 years.
Islam I understand is about 1435 years old,
recognized about 600 years after Jesus.
The core message of Islam is simply “Oneness of God”. Islam, the Muslim religion originated in the
Arabian Peninsula around the year 622 by the Islam Prophet Muhammad who lived
in Mecca. It is said that Muhammad
received revelations from God and wrote them down in a book that would become
known as the Qur’an.
I BELIEVE READERS ARE NOW GETTING THE POINT OF THIS
The first English translation of the Bible was put
together by John Wycliffe in the 1380’s then came the Geneva Bible in 1560 And
the King James Translation in 1611 and of course, today we have many new
Whom do we give credit, it is anyone’s guess; I have
a King James Version, I am no longer affiliated with any religious
organization, i.e., church. I know the
bible well enough that when it is misquoted I know it. I raised my children in a home that believed
in spiritual association, to find where their own religious experience would
benefit them. There are no right and no
wrong when it comes to the beliefs of the many, but it is wrong to use one’s
religious belief to do wrong, kill, lie, and steal.
I believe that Martin Luther King, Jr., was a man of
his God and that he taught kindness and to love. Hate will destroy the Earth, and love may
just save us all.
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches