RELIGIONS.....THEIR PURPOSES and.....WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO FIND.....

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca BRE LIC #636943

I grew up in a Jewish/Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn New York. I would attend worship services Friday night and they were something to behold. I was never one for religion, but this ceremony moved me and still does....

JEWISH PROCEDURES

Well, you have to wear a yarmulke which is a beanie type hat. Then, you put on a religious shawl, add one prayer book and you are set to participate. The cantor starts out by singing his readings to the congregation. People follow along and respond accordingly with Amens. People are bowing as they read and some read and agree with fervor....

IT PICKS UP AND MOVES TOWARD INTIMACY

At some point, the Rabbi goes to get the Torah, the 5 books of Moses from the place where it is kept...Now, this is where you get tingly all over. You see this represents the word of God given to Moses and the Hebrews. You pay reverence to this like if God himself was present.

THE CONNECTION AND THE MEANING

They open the hiding place, take out the Torah and begin singing and hugging the scriptures in their appreciation to have it. Grown men race toward it to kiss it and..... add their prayers and worship while the one holding it (a HIGH HONOR) is dancing down the aisles from side to side in joy and harmony. Very satisfying.

THE MAJORITY OF HUMAN BEINGS BELEIVE IN GOD

Over the years, I attended many other forms of religious services. It appears that people all over the world have their way of worshiping and seeking God. The Christian religion is one of them.....There are different denominations for worshiping Christ. I found the Baptists and the Pentecostals to be very forward in their love and zeal for God. One of the things I like the most was their songs of worship. Some of the words are beautiful and the tunes catchy. It is hard to sit still in your seat while in services

THE PURSUING OF GOD IS EVERYWHERE

The Buddhists have a wealth of data in their religion that causes one to reflect on many things. Islam also offers much insight and depth in the pursuit of the Lord and his ways via his prophets and teachers. The Catholic church is faithful to its roots and structures and submits them to you via procedures and rituals all meant to increase your fellowship with God.

WHEREVER YOU GO...GOD IS THERE

Joseph Campbell noticed that all-over the world, in every culture, mankind had religious services designed to call out and give thanks to something greater than themselves. In the end, he concluded that the belief in God is universal and practiced all over the world in different ways

THE PURPOSE OF RELIGION......FIND THE CREATOR

 

I am grateful to share that I have learned the purpose of religions...any religion and that is to..... lead you to God..a noble and worthy subject and journey to partake in....

BALLS THAT HANG IN MID-AIR....ONE TEAMING WITH LIFE

I often look at the Earth as a giant business card from God. It says, hello, I am God and... this is what I do. Welcome to my world. I can be reached anywhere at anytime. I look forward to meeting you

WHERE & HOW DO I BEGIN?........HERE AND NOW IS THE ANSWER

I encourage anyone who is looking for answers to continue to ask, seek, inquire, search out and discover those answers and not rest until they do. It is a very satisfying journey and gives life its true meaning.....I am reminded that their are many paths to God....may yours be a fruitful and definitive one......

 

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Rene Brin
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Thank you for a very enlightening post...i was smiling as I read the Jewish ceremony and the dancing in celebration in the aisles...I too have been in the Baptist church and enjoy their music for sure, so different from thje Catholic upbringing I had...For me, God is within, I work hard to listen to what he has to say and stuggle sometimes to figure out if that was his idea or mine! 

Nov 14, 2010 09:14 AM #1
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Ginny Gorman
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Richie, an amazing and enlightening post to remember.. iLove this following phrase as you put it so well:

"I often look at the Earth as a giant business card from God. It says, hello, I am God and... this is what I do. Welcome to my world. I can be reached anywhere at anytime. I look forward to meeting you"

If we all open are hearts there is so much to receive as well as give...i hope that this upcoming holiday season people get more in touch with others who need and struggle and as God wanted us to do reach out to him and them...best

Nov 14, 2010 09:23 AM #2
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Larry O'Sullivan
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May you be blessed for your excellent homily on man's search for his creator. Your enthusiasm (God within) pervades your words.

Nov 14, 2010 09:32 AM #3
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Chuck Carstensen
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I am glad you are able to share so much in the amount of words you used.  Good perspective!

Nov 14, 2010 09:35 AM #4
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
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Rene.....truly God is within.......as to whose idea is whose, go with it's OURS....until you get further breakthrough....I have found that there is a way to do nothing correctly that encourages being able to stay more in the moment and less in the mind and emotions... of course our wills are always in competition with Gods will. More of his and less of ours can only promote heaven here on earth...yes? Best to you Rene...

Ginny...I believe that mankind's proper relationship with God is to be a receiver and observer and being still leads us closer to his ways.....Here, women clearly have an advantage in regards to these mechanics. I keep aware of the fact that we have all been invited to meet and greet the creator thus the purpose of life here on earth. After that, all is permitted and allowed providing he is first and everything else follows....Travel well, light and deep on this subject...Ginny

 

Nov 14, 2010 10:38 AM #5
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Larry..my dear man, if what you say is true, then we were destined to meet...and we did. I accept your observations and want your portion in life to be a generous one for the giver of all things is generous with what is his....thank you Larry......

Chuck....thank you for noticing the brevity and format especially on this subject matter. Less becomes more and the comments will complete the post. This is one subject where all of us should come together and give what ever we have toward this worthy subject matter.....thank you chuck and be well

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