Can we drop the GOD beliefs?

Religious beliefs systems are still very much dominating our world…

According to current data (2018) almost 6 of the 7.2 billion people adhere to one or another religion, where each religion offers alternative and often colliding world-views or beliefs. Wikipedia has a list here:  List of religious populations.

At Awareness-Now we pose that as long as we take these beliefs very seriously, the “world of man” will create very serious divisions, conflict and violence. Now the mechanism of a religious beliefs system is no different from any other (tribal, political or other) belief system, except is covered by an extra layer of presumed or perceived “holiness” and “heaviness” which makes it very difficult to raise questions or be critical.

Orthodox or fundamentalistic believers often believe that they have a unique relationship to “God” or the “spiritual dimension of life” and they believe that their world-view is the only “true” one, or worse, they feel called by “God” to go and convert the whole world to their beliefs. Typically such people can become very angry or even violent when their beliefs are questioned or challenged.

The question however is whether it is possible that mankind eventually drops all attachments to all the various versions of “god belief”?

What would happen? The classical assumption seems to be that people can’t live a constructive and peaceful (law abiding) life, unless they are religious and therefore when religious beliefs systems would be dropped there would be complete chaos. But is that still true in the 21st century or else in 100 or 200 years from now? We are evolving, aren’t we?

I pose that ultimately we have to grow up and have the courage to drop all attachment to our beliefs system, and face reality without clinging to any dogmas or belief. This is our future, even when it might take a 1000 years. In fact it is happening now. Increasing numbers of people are waking up to this, isn’t it?

Let’s discuss this and let us know, how you think (your) life would look like when you would stop taking your own thoughts and beliefs so seriously.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t think this ‘aware’ person is very aware.Or at least what he says is incomplete. When people become conscious and fully aware anything can happen, including a connection with nourishing ‘traditional’ beliefs. Fundamentalism is only a small part of the spiritual spectrum and not especially relevant or important.What matters is a whole universe of spirituality, encompassing the whole realm of consciousness and revealed in all the world religions. Andrew Harvey is prophet and spokesperson for this. Without this openness and understanding glowing like a beacon through thousands of years of human history, we would be so impoverished, we’d all be dead.So, yes, let’s be aware now!

  2. I am currently in the process of shedding my ego. What I currently see is that all religious people are divided by the thing that unites them. They are filled with hope faith and conviction that Thier belief is the one true belief, but that is what unites them . The hope faith and conviction. These are positive traits that are warped by Thier ego regarding Thier own religion. If you shed your ego then you can see this beautiful Eutopia that we have built. You can choose to see the good in these institutions even if they can’t see it in each other. Heaven or whatever you want to call it is a state of mind and every day I strive towards it and away from my old self. You don’t need to wait for evolution . We are already there.

  3. Everybody on here is broken trying to find the magic formula but the truth is we are broken because of the evil we do Jesus Christ is God and he was incarnated as a man and died on the cross to pay the penalty we all deserve. He did this so that we can be forgiven and have peace in our hearts and peace with God. this is the truth but it will be downvoted more than any other comment on here. this is not a message of hate or intolerance or close mindedness this is a message of the love and mercy of God for all humanity. We are his precious children and most precious creation.

    • Dear JohnB: I just read your words and highlight some of them here: “broken”, “evil”, “died”, “penalty we deserve”, “not a message of hate, intolerance” and so on…

      Do you notice how many negative expressions you use? It seems you are coming from a specific belief system and want to tell others that they are doing things wrong and there is only one truth, which is the specific definition of truth you believe in.

      You may or may not know this, but there are over 4000 religions and spiritual traditions. You seem to be saying that only your version is the right one…

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_religions_and_spiritual_traditions

      PS: If God is Love, that means love for all, even if ppl love the Divine in another form (Buddha, Allah, etc. etc…) or even have no specific belief system at all…

      be well…

  4. Can we?

    I don’t know.

    Should we?

    I don’t know.

    Can I?

    Yes. And no. I once was atheist, but i’ve come to see things a bit differently over time. But i can still, very easily, get in touch with the skeptical side of myself.

    Should I?

    Yes and no. I’ve found a balance between belief and disbelief. My truth is as it is. I worry not about it’s paradoxes because they resolve themselves in the silence.

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