It is about the essence of a human being through the correlation of nature.
Our lives have been grounded by the principles and forces of the laws such as the law of gravity, the scientifical laws, cultural customs and all the other active laws.
A man without religion is merely a man without the core factors of his spiritual understanding, simply because religion is the connection of the spiritual realms intensely to the physical realms.
Human beings consist of three fundamentals, the Spirit, the body and the soul. A man is Spirit living in a body and possessing a soul. A human being has the mind that convinces the soul emotionally. It has been proven that whatever human beings feed their sub-consciousness with, will reflect unconsciously unto their consciousness or by their actions or words.
A human being with no religious connotation is like a reed, when the wind blows to the left, it bends to the left and when the wind blows to the right, it bends to the right. A reed can also convince itself and say “I will not bend to the left but the truth to the matter is, deep down it has already fallen to the direction of where the wind blows involuntarily.”
According to David Barrett there are approximately 19 major world religions which subdivided to 270 large religious groups, and this number is growing exponentially. All these religions have a lot in common, that is: they have GOD/gods/ a god; they promote good morals for the society, they use the fasting principle, but most of all, they give a human being a sense of understanding the spiritual being of themselves immeasurable. That’s of course at least most of them. For instance the fasting concept is done to disconnect the flesh from the spirit, to give full control of the human being to the spirit as it should be. All religions comprehend that the spirit should be in control before the flesh, however the man who is not living on the religious ideologies has already lost that understanding and if they do have it; they know less of how to use it.
The fasting principle has been psychologically and scientifically proven that every living organism needs it, they have also assumed that the 8- 12 hours sleep during the night is the form of fasting; where meditation, digestion, relaxation of the flesh and also the usage of the sub-consciousness takes place; and that is where dreams mostly occur.
Have you ever wonder why most religious books suggest “Nothing Is Impossible”?
if nothing is impossible why can’t we fly, like birds do? Why can’t we extrapolate ourselves to whatever we want to be? while at night in our dreams we do fly, why? Simply because we are on the fasting state, where the flesh is not in control but our spirit is.
Fasting hypothetically speaking is relaxing, digesting, and meditating as we do when we sleep. Tell me who never dream falling on a high hill but eventually flied like superman. Dreams are true and they happen in real life. I believe it is our spirit exercising their fantasies and emerging according to what we feed our intellect with. Sometimes our intellects are fed by our sub-consciousness, that makes us to know not or never understand some dreams we dream – moreover, sometimes our dreams come from our consciousness, where we dream about what we were thinking just before we sleep and or have been subconsciously meditating on without knowing vivid awareness.
The people who have mastered their religious concepts can actually be in your dream and control it. They can even manipulate you to death, or to the destiny they want you to be (This is a truth that can be believed or not).
One of the rituals that the witches perform, according to my knowledge, is fasting by using herbs and if you notice how they punish their flesh by sleeping on the floor, and sometimes sleep in the forest, mountain and or riverside; that is by scientifical law part of disconnecting the body to the Spirit.
If you remember during the times of King David of Israel; when Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband and David’s soldier was called from the war to dine with the king and lay with his wife, he refused to sleep in his house in bed neither to drink nor eat because his fellow soldiers were on a War (he fasted for his team mates). He slept on the gate side of David’s Palace. This was beyond spiritual experiment. He (Uriah), without knowing changed the course of History.
- Revealed David’s sin without awareness by taking a stand to fast.
- He introduced the world to a different version of who God is, according to the biblical perspective.
- That God can call you to carry his ministry but at the very same time, it does not mean carrying the ministry of God you will not go through temptations.
- David went through the series of sins because of sexual temptations:- Murder, Lies, Adultery, and so on.
Nowadays people have become very robotic. According to the history of time the man who fasted had performed peculiar miracles. Elijah fasted 40 days and performed the great miracles in his time; Jesus of Nazareth also fasted 40 days and also performed the greatest miracles in his time. I would like to send my condolences to Nelisiwe Majozi who fasted 40 days and was found dead 10 days after she had died and all those who have fasted but never reached their desired output.
Man can starve himself for 70 days before dying, although some die after 17 days and the average is 40 days. Death results from general and deep catabolism (breaking down) of all body processes. The well nourished adult on a complete fast loses from 28 to 35 of weight daily. That is about 1% or 1 and half % of total body weight. This loss continues almost constant for eight days. Then the average daily loss becomes smaller; death occurs when from 35% to 40% of original weight has been sacrificed. Loss of weight seems to be fairly independent of the water intake. It is a fact that a fasting person demands less water than a person on a regular diet. Partial starvation is often a sociological problem. In Greek Catholic countries the religion calls for fasting on almost half the days of the year. Hindus fast for days to solve their moral problems. “So to say fasting without full understanding of the concept behind fasting can lead to starvation and or death without attaining the desired output.
Walter Requadt concluded that “Religion is the illusory attempt to find security and happiness in an inherently insecure and unhappy world” well… whatever people can try to define religion as, it will always be the most life changing theory or illusory attempt as Walter defines it and just take a second and imagine a world without religion. Even if religion is a big lie; it is a lie that promotes love for our neighbours, forgiveness, and most good morals for the society; more importantly fighting for what is right.
There are reactions for every action as the law of science decides. Nothing happens accidentally, everything is there for a reason it’s just the lack of perspective that blinds people from finding reasons for every action.
Whether you are a Buddhist, Baha’i Faith, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam Gnosticism, Judaism, Rastafarian Movement, Hinduism, Manichaeism, Christianity etc. It does not matter, some refer to their religions as NOT religions but lifestyles, however the fact is, we all fall under one concept as defined: “Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and moral values. Many Religions have narratives symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws or preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature”. That is religion! If smoking makes you view the world differently and have created a cultural system around your smoking, defining the universe through the practices of constant smoking. That is your Religion!