IDEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS.
*By the word ‘religion’ we assume religion as such, I.e. any religious movement and direction that exists in this civilization. By the word ‘church’ we mean-church as a place of divine services, regardless of beliefs.
Religion, unlike science, has existed for many centuries. Despite everything, it continues to exist today. From our point of view, this clearly indicates that humanity can exist without science, but not without belief in some “Higher Powers,” something supernatural that, unlike modern science, has the ability to solve any problems of humans. One can admit this to himself or not, it does not matter. And, even more so, it does not matter whether this role is filled by biblical “God” (or those gods, which religions offer to consider gods) or not.
However, at some point (it manifested most during the era of the so-called scientific and technological progress) religion in human life greatly receded into the background. Unfortunately, this process continues. It is called the religion crisis. Several theologians and Church hierarchs recognize the weakening influence of religion on society as an existing trend. It was not by accident that Pope Paul VI was forced to admit that “Modern civilization is moving towards an increasingly growing and complete secularization..” Scientific studies also show a progressive withdrawal of believers from church and religion: less than half of respondents answered that they believe in “God,” but most of those who admit to being believers actually do not maintain relations with church.
Moreover, according to some of our data, people only declare that they believe in “God.” No one really believes in him because human intellect is created in such a way that people are just unable to take something seriously, if there are no reasons and no evidence. To entertain themselves-sure; to play with it as a toy-why not; to dream-no problem, to declare something-sure, but to believe (to really believe)-never. And, unfortunately, this situation relates not only to congregation.
There is another apparent reason to claim that people of this civilization do not believe in “God”: their real lives, their actual behavior, their real motivations, goals and objectives. All of the above is either very far from the Creator’s “Plan,” or even in a completely different range. Then, what faith is there? For example, the belief that fire can burn severely causes people to behave carefully with this natural phenomenon. In regard to our Creator, nothing similar is observed-only declarations. (Below, we present arguments from real lives of people, which do not correspond to the “Will of our Creator”, “His Plan” by any parameters.)
If a person really believes, not just declares that he believes, then he acts in line with his beliefs because human beings are simply unable to live and act somehow differently; that is just how they are made. If we draw an analogy with computer technologies, a human is a living machine that works exclusively on programs. Hence, a purely logical conclusion that if people do not live according to that what was prescribed by our Creator, then the words “God’s Will” is an empty sound to them, and they do not really believe in “God.” If they believed, then the so-called “God’s Will” would serve as a single directive, the only, using the computer language, program that they would implement in their daily lives.