Before reading “Theological Research” please begin with my “Journey” to understand the essence of where I’m leading you to…
Phase Two – Theological Research
In order to understand, “Where we came from ?”, it’s essential to ponder into the Theological Research of mankind. Why is it, man-made religions has such a foothold on us ? What makes us so vulnerable to an imaginary God in the sky ? Is it because we’re a selfish species, where we can’t come to terms with our inevitable death?
I rely on science, to the point where the lines become murky, flowing into the mysterious “grey area”.
Heading into the ambiguous region is where the heart of science-fiction takes over. My screenplay “Black Angels”, may or may not be science-fiction. What was science-fiction, isn’t science-fiction today, as science has grown into a better understanding of ourselves and the universe around us. Black Angels is my collection of countless years of research on man-made religions, scriptural scrolls, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Sumerian writings and ancient archeological discoveries throughout our planet. My search for the truth was nine long years not including the seven years of rewrites.
The first part of my research, lead me to investigate the “missing-link” of our ancestors and God fearing religions. It was essential to ask these questions:
- Who made us and why?
- Is the bible really the “word” of God?
- Why does mankind rely on faith alone?
- And if there is a God, why would he allow innocent children to die?
- Free Will is always the answer, but isn’t that just an easy out?
Unfortunately religion has plagued our world from the very beginning, killing all in the name of GOD. Years of studying various religions throughout our world, it was evident. Religion was man-made in order to control the masses, using its power and wealth to rule above others. However, do I believe in God ?
The answer is “Yes”, but not the way you may believe in your God.
Professor Steven Hawking elegantly phrases it this way,” … While there’s life, there is hope. I am not religious in the normal sense. I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.”
I too am not religious to society’s norm. God is an important equation, but my “God” existence is likely not how most religious people think of as their God. God to me, is a spiritual organized existence, where an essence of our souls will follow into the centre of its realm, unconscious to what is next.
I’m not talking about us as individuals flowing around the cosmos like spiritual ghosts. Nothing like that at all. I believe once our biological human-shell dies, it turns to dust,(unless, of course, it’s well preserved). Generally speaking, there’s a small part of us, referred to as a soul. It may be, it’s our souls that regenerate into a new life. This means, something beyond our understanding governs the motion of life and death.
With death there’s always life – somewhere.
Throughout history, countless prophets claim they were the “human existence” of God, I believe each tried to convince their people that everyone is capable of being a part of God. In a way, its true. For every religion there’s a prophet, leading the way to a better spiritual self, respecting others without greed or selfishness. If we didn’t live in fear and took the time to think of others, our world could live in harmony.
Famous prophets of yesterday and today all have the same message. But, mankind always seem to turn it around into something evil, benefiting their own cause. If Jesus saw what was happening today, he would be distraught. Jesus said to his people, Ephesians 2:18 “…for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.”
Jesus is indeed speaking the truth.
Through God, our souls have access to the Spirit of God. Jesus is simply stating, “Every man, woman and child has full access to the spiritual realm of existence.” Through Jesus himself, was a simpler way to explain to his people, salvation through him was better than the rulers of Rome. Of course, the Jewish priests were outraged by Jesus act. In those times, it’s blasphemy to announce you are the Son of God.
It didn’t turn out well for Jesus.
As far as the Jewish aristocrats were concerned, Jesus was a man, just another prophet of that era in time. Unfortunate for Jesus, they felt he went too far and should be punished, using the Romans to carry out their dirty work.
Did he preform all the miracles as said?
I’m unconvinced. Even today, people exaggerate for personal gain, either to save their own skin or from being such a loyal follower. Followers will over-exaggerate placing their prophet as a “Holy Devine Sign to Salvation”. Jesus was one of the most convincing prophets during the Roman era. But some scholars believe, “…Roman aristocrats used Jesus to control the poor.” In fact, it’s been said, the Romans convinced Jesus to act as a “Saviour” of his people. It was actually,”…a sophisticated government propaganda exercise used to pacify the subjects of the Roman Empire.” But things went terribly wrong when Jesus started to believe in his part. It was just a matter of time before they had to get rid of Jesus. Never did they realize, Jesus became a martyr, a symbolism of Christianity and freedom.
If it wasn’t for Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great, who wanted Christianity for his own selfish gain, this form of religion would have become just another cult of its time. But, “…In 313, Constantine and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan decriminalizing Christian” leading the way to one of the most powerful religions of its day, right up to the very present. If you go back in history, how many prophets of God have there been? You would be surprise to know, there were 124,000 prophets, not including the last 100 years.
That’s a lot of prophets, wouldn’t you say?
As always, mankind uses another for something in return. We are unbelievably a selfish arrogant race. Will we ever free ourselves from the grip of man-made religion?
It all depends on our destiny.
Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller