What is faith?
In a world that is less interested in faith while being more interested in extreme faith, it’s a good thing to ask the questions that should be asked about faiths. Just because the mass say God is dead that doesn’t mean God is dead. Just because it is said there is no God it doesn’t mean there is no God. Just because some say God has demanded they kill for faith it doesn’t mean God said that. Ask who you like and it is clear everyone has an opinion of sorts around faith.
There are four groups of faith.
Mass or personal faith.
It’s a faith that has no thought of anything. It’s a faith that is about one person only – self. Why does a person go to church? Social acceptance of the group, the community and those he feels are above him – clergy! Personal gain – in other words, he gains his spiritual fix, his significance and acceptance from his attendance and partaking in the rituals. Some ask for sins to be erased yet they give no thought to the sin. Salvation from death and even life itself – fear based controls that keep the individual in line. If they stay in line they keep a place in heaven whether they really believe or give any thought to the belief or not. This is a thoughtless faith built around no thought. They do what is expected. Church when they should be at church. Donate when they should donate. Arrive at a church on Sunday, and leave just as fast. No one really truly cares as long as you keep showing up and ask no questions. This is a state provided packaged faith that suits a sleeping humanity perfectly. They feel godly but really have no idea about godliness. This kind of faith is a controlling element of the mass of humanity. It does give peace, stability, morality, control and rules. Mostly this kind of faith is self-centered and gives no regard to the greater needs of humanity. Strictly for the mass of zoo-mankind. Strictly for the unconscious dulled mind. Definitely part of a mass control of zoomanity. This faith loves to war and loves to support a war. As long as they personally don’t have to go, it’s usually OK to support and watch from the comfort of their home.
Social Faith with Zoomanity
Those involved in these faiths definitely see a big picture. It can be extreme. They are right which means everyone else is wrong by default. This creates conflict yet they will reason conflict is part of the big picture. This faith attaches itself to the mind of the person so deeply it becomes a part of the Zooman. They feel awake yet are as unconscious as the rest. They become blinded through distortion and exaggeration. This involves orthodoxy, fundamentalism, regime, a routine that is strict yet the most critical element is the survival of the group, growth of the faith, proselytism. Unlike personal faith, the group drives the individual this faith never allows the individual to take control. Survival of the group is a fixed absolute. Destroy anything or anyone in the way if needed – even the destruction of self. It gives to the person regime, morality, surety, rules, evangelical approach to life and destruction of things but a firm, fixed basis that God always blesses them and will reward them. This is still a zoomanic control that deeply embeds the deepest of roots that can be hard to remove. Fear is the main control driven by rewards from God himself.
This is a faith that has been led to believe they are faithless yet they have a more evangelical approach than most faiths and will tell everyone and anyone that there can be no god, no faith, no religion and no anything. Classic zoomanic deception that has come and gone in history many times. Atheists tend to feel they have made a new discovery yet they simply regurgitate repeated mantras that have been spoken about since centuries way before Christ. They have their leaders at any time. Epicurus, Socrates, Darwin and a very modern evangelical preacher named Dawkins. This is the same as personal faith and is still bound by conscience and morality. This is faith simply renamed. They try to remove any higher power by claiming even higher thought. Evolved life is about survival; the self must always come first because that is a basis of the evolved Zooman. Most atheists have no idea about anything they simply repeat what their leaders repeat to them. It gives them, no God so no reproach. A life of now, a life of themselves. No big vision, no direction and it actually removes rather than give and share. Their leaders can be angry, bitter, contentious and current according to media fed mantra. This faith has no stability, is built on a foundation of change and uncertainty taught as certain. Science can be their god yet their science is driven and directed by a stream of change. Science is interested in what they feel are facts yet even in my own short life science has made many changes which have in turn changed thoughts of the atheist. Science has faithful and faithless that drives their own agendas always. Always driven by the community. Offers no morality or directions. They are simply alive.
Higher awareness faith
These claim to be fully enlightened, fully awakened and connected, plugged in and have direct access to God or a higher power. It gives the morality and outcome. They have an absolute between self and God. There is no connection to a group, no community, no truths, no cult. They just are and have no restraints. Everything just is as it should be.
At this point as far as faith goes creating my second life – I never found it. I haven’t found it. The reasons why is this. Yes, I believe in God yet I cannot accept a group as a representation of God. All of the faiths and varying beliefs require a preset fixation to rules. The rules could be vegetarianism. It could be wearing of hemp only. It could be an endless mantra and faith in the universe. It could be the worship of a man head. There are so many repeated mantras from Zoomanity about God. The word God has almost become a negative due to the mass volume of framing or association with clever word use. Like this. “There can be no God because of war.” “If there was a God he wouldn’t allow this.” “Religion and are what is the problem in the world right now” Yet because those things are said does it mean they are true? Zoomanity repeats, embeds, repeats and embeds. The mass absorbs without a thought about anything. Once the mass is saying it despite it maybe not being a fact it is accepted as fact! I have spent a lot of time in post-soviet countries. My wife is from the Republic of Georgia, which was one of those fifteen countries. Not that long ago we went to visit family in Moscow. Of course, I wanted to visit the tomb of Lenin but it was closed due to cleaning his a refurbishment of his corpse! I did wonder why they kept him there so I did as much research as I could in the soviet history. Here is the simple explanation; the communists removed religion as much as they could. The state was left more or less faithless. Eventually, someone had the idea that Lenin could be the ‘new Christ’ in his box on show in the state. That is what took place. The propaganda machine went into overdrive whilst the soviets eventually embraced (through force) a new faith. Now, what is interesting is this. Almost as soon as the Soviet Union collapsed the people were left all alone with no hope. Their god or idol Lenin had proved himself a short-lived leader in the history of time. Symbols of Lenin and communism were pulled down, removed and labelled repressive yet a gap had been left, a gap of faith. Eventually, the people started to look back to the church until the point where the churches were reinstated. The red star was then replaced by the symbol of Christ.
Faith replacing faith yet still zoomanic in its tone.
So faith of sorts has its place. Without the mainstream faith, the nations would be unable to access their program of Warfare. God is on their side, our side, my side – you see the point. Religion is part of the control yet this does not mean there is no God. Religion and god are two entirely different subjects. So as I sit here in my second life post-Zoomanity I still feel a strong-inclined towards faith but no longer a faith in a controlling institution rather a faith in a being higher than myself. However are most faiths now simply boxed and packaged to fill the need of certain groups within Zoomanity? Those with no faith are searching for some faith. Those with some faith want to be left alone with what they know. Those with extreme faith will even kill another man who doesn’t believe what he believes yet in most cases these ones never go to the source of belief and simply follow the voice of the mass. It’s a conversation the mass doesn’t like to have. It’s a conversation that most should have. What do you think? Peace. Alan Forrest Smith