Sin is believed to be any action that’s wrong according to God’s laws.
Ever since religion came into existence, people have feared doing some things because their religious leaders and gods consider them sinful. People believe God will punish them if they indulge in sinful activities.
I believe the concept of sin is overrated because I don’t believe in the existence of a Supreme Being that creates laws and forces people to obey them. I also don’t believe in a God who is Love but still creates a burning place meant to burn forever, those who disobey him. The only God I know and believe in is an Infinite Intelligence that created the world and rules it silently and gracefully.
This Infinite Intelligence, as I know it, is mysterious and no one knows everything about it. Everyone guesses its character, but no one knows how it looks like, how it works, and where it came from. For this reason, I don’t understand how some people concluded that this mysterious being formulated some laws and considered sinful, any action that disrespected these laws.
Medieval religious leaders were responsible for popularizing the idea of sin. In these ages, the church was a dominant power, and it used the idea of sin to limit people’s actions so that it easily controlled them. It informed people that God wanted them to avoid killing while it killed thousands. The church prevented people from doing the things it did.
Besides this, some of the things the church claimed God hated were not really ‘sins.’ For example, I don’t believe adultery is sinful. The Ovahimba, who allow husbands to offer wives to visitors, and the Maasai would support me because they allow tribe members to perform what we call adulterous activities.
Mugambi Nandi writes, ‘If a Maasai wished to avail himself of the matrimonial benefits of his mate’s wife, all he needed to do was call on her while the husband was out, plant his spear outside her hut, and the woman would be his for the night as long as the spear stood its ground.’
Is it then sensible to argue that the Maasai and Ovahimba are sinful folks? Can we claim that they’ll never see ‘heaven’ because they perform sinful activities?
Anyway, besides adultery, I also think stealing is not sinful because if I get hungry to the point of starving to death, and no one is willing to give me food, I will have to steal food. Trust me, you might also steal when starving because you are wired to deeply care about your survival.
Melody Fletcher, in Why It’s not Wrong to Steal, writes, ‘if you and your family were starving to death, and there was a loaf of bread sitting on a shelf by the door of the supermarket. Your hunger and fear of death would compel you to take the food. Your survival mechanism would step in to protect you.’
Therefore, even though we consider stealing wrong, our bodies are designed to do anything for their survival, and they might force us to steal food when we are starving.
Considering these facts, it’s foolish to conclude that The Creator created rules and claimed it was sinful to go against them. Sin is overrated. It was just an idea created to limit your actions.
For this reason, never think God will not bless you because you just sinned. God blesses everybody, regardless of whether they sin or not. ‘For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and causes rain on the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45).’ The Creator neither judges nor does ‘he’ care about your sins.
However, The Creator designed the world in a way that your actions will always have consequences. For example, although stealing is not sinful, it attracts a scarcity mindset. And even though adultery is not wrong, it might make you a sex-addict.
Therefore, although there’s nothing to worry about sin, always know that your actions have consequences. But don’t avoid doing some things because you fear God’s punishment. Instead, avoid them because you want to respect the society’s rules. God will never punish you for sinning because The Creator is a non-judging Infinite Intelligence, and SIN IS OVERRATED.
‘Man is too small, too limited in outlook, to pass judgment on things that are divine. He has no right to set up his human values against the values which the gods hold.” – Henri Frankfort. The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man
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The Amazing Power of Ancient African Spirituality
After studying ancient history for a while, I discovered that Ancient African Spirituality (AAS) was so powerful that it enabled ancient Africans to do what we now consider impossible.
For instance, it enabled Africans to master the art of divination. There are several true stories of African prophets who accurately predicted the future. For instance, Syokimau, an African spiritual leader predicted the coming of the Europeans by informing her people that ‘she saw a long snake belching fire and smoke (train), and in it, there were people with skin like meat who spoke unintelligibly like birds and carried fire in their pockets (Wikipedia).’
Besides divination, AAS enabled African spiritual leaders to understand magic. The spiritual leaders used magic to heal people, obtain information from the spirit world, ward off illness, and induce higher states of consciousness. However, some Africans used magic for evil purposes.
According to Jomo Kenyatta, in his book, Facing Mount Kenya, ‘magic that was used for evil purposes was feared, not only did it cause death when administered to a person, but its nearness to a homestead was considered as bringing misery and suffering which would dog the footsteps of those who dwelled therein.’
Furthermore, AAS enabled Africans to summon spiritual entities and communicate with the dead. Some Africans, especially, West Africans, used spiritual powers to make dead bodies work in their farms.
Besides enabling people to perform magical practices, AAS encouraged people to be kind towards everybody, including strangers. For this reason, Africans supported the disadvantaged and provided free food, water, and sometimes gold and silver to strangers.
Moreover, AAS encouraged people to pray regularly, and therefore, Africans prayed every morning and evening. In some cultures, every family had a shrine that family members used for daily prayer. I believe many Africans were able to see spiritual entities we can’t see today due to this prayerful nature, as it strengthened their connection to the spirit world.
Also, according to AAS, the gods dwelled in the forest, and every living thing, including trees, had god’s soul in it. This belief was important to nature because it prevented deforestation and the reckless killing of animals.
In conclusion, although many modern individuals, including Africans, look down upon AAS, it was powerful as it protected nature, promoted virtue, and enabled people to do things that modern religious leaders cant.
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Hidden Historical Information You Weren’t Taught In School
I hate academic history because it’s crap. It made us believe that we are the most intelligent civilization to ever live on this earth, and it avoided providing us with enlightening information about the highly evolved ancient civilizations that lived on earth before the Great Flood. For instance, it never mentioned the Lemurians, Atlanteans, and Lumanians despite their amazing features and their importance in our history.
But don’t worry, because today you’ll learn amazing facts about such civilizations.
The Lemurians were tall beings with several extra-ordinary abilities. They communicated using crystals, and they devised spiritual practices that enabled them to access the 5th dimension. Moreover, they used imagination to build magnificent buildings, and they were able to live for hundreds of years because they aged slowly. On top of that, they opened their 3rd Eye, and for this reason, they used telepathy and extra-sensory perception to communicate with each other.
On the other hand, the Lumanians were weak but brilliant people. According to Seth, they formed energy fields around their own civilization, and they avoided violence because they feared it. They built huge cities, and they had several psychic abilities. Besides the Lumanians, Seth mentions an ancient civilization that ‘could mentally pitch a thought along certain frequencies – a highly distinguished art – and then translate the thought at a given destination in any of a number of ways, into form or color, for example, or even into a type of image’ (Seth Speaks).
Lastly, the Atlanteans were also a highly advanced civilization. They used crystals and sound waves for healing, and they performed astral projection into higher dimensional consciousness. They used laser technology and built elevators that were moved by compressed air. Besides, they were telepathic, and they performed telekinesis. On top of that, they could stop volcanic eruptions, and they possessed a power that enabled them to control the weather.
I firmly believe these civilizations were responsible for building magnificent ancient buildings such as pyramids, which no one including the greatest modern engineers, knows how they were built. I believe their extraordinary features enabled them to erect these buildings because, despite the massive technological development in the modern world, we can’t erect such buildings.
It’s hard to believe any information about advanced ancient civilizations if you’ve never known about the existence of massive ancient buildings and advanced ancient technology. You must check mystery history and ancient architects for you to realize the existence of these buildings and technologies, which historians agree were built by ancient civilizations with extra-ordinary abilities.
Hope this information will encourage you to conduct further research on ancient civilizations. Anyway, you are welcome to my facebook community; the unbounded wisdom community for insightful quotes and ideas.
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