In order to elaborate on the subject of religion we must look deeply into its origin and true meaning. Where do we get all laws and standards of living? Religion is a very broad and difficult thing to decode. There are so many different beliefs and laws that cultures abide by, startrting at any one subject would lead me right back to the question, where does our worship derive from?
Ra Un Neffer Amen explains a very relevant fact that religious doctrines and systems cannot be understood in a vacuum. They cannot be separated from the social environments that produce them. This is the problem that we run into constantly when we practice our own beliefs in every day life. People begin to separate from the social norm just because. Freedom to choose who and what you worship always gives birth to cults that have some twisted but some time believable laws of worship and people who just do not believe.
What we may find normal may be strange to these different religious groups; it all depends on your perception of the words being stated. some of us find the idea of sacrificing our selves to the Lord a little far fetched others think this is a completely normal part of worship (Sutton137).
There are no laws set that anyone has come across that state that you must be apart of any one denomination. This is why we in society today have so many divisions in religion.
Nicholas states in his book that religion is originally used to lead people down the right paths and to help people with the choice that they make in their everyday life. The circumstances that we face in America due to the freedom of religion are complete chaos. Different religions have this I'm right and your wrong mentality which is absurd, especially if we all are suppose to be of the same entity. For example the Protestants and the Popists. These different sects go to the extreme of name calling over a belief.
It all boils down to your morals, how you were raised, and your culture to determine what sect of religious faith you become. No matter where you were raised or taught though god is all seeing and all knowing; this fact is stated in the bible so how can we begin to separate the faith and tun the subject of religion into wars and hate.
To understand more about religion we must first look at some of the lies that have been told to us throughout history. The many stories of the Bible have truth in all of them, but also expect some untruth intertwined with the scripture also.
There are so many different thing found in the bible that people are using today and really don't know the true meaning of the of the signs and symbols of which there organization derived.
First we need to look at the deception at the Garden of Eden. The Devil uses camouflages to keep his worship hidden. The first camouflage he used to deceive Adam and Eve became eventually one of the most sacred symbols of sun worship, a serpent! Instead of the serpent as being a symbol of satin and deception, as the Bible instructs, the serpent became the symbol of the "Great Benefactor and Healer" of mankind. The serpent was worshiped as the "God of Healing" and "Life-Restorer, represented as a serpent entwined on a stick, staff, or stock of a tree. Here we find the origin of the strange symbol that the American Medical Association uses today two serpents entwined on a staff referring back to the meaning of the "God of healing" and "The Life-Restorer". (Sutton 37).
Each Nation has its own beliefs of Religion due to the translation of the Bible (Amen 165). We can see that this has caused much confusion about the true meaning of good and evil forces that surround us day by day. Is it that things are reversed due to mans own doing, or is it due to some evil force that wants one to follow it instead of righteousness? You really have to analyze each situation in life, and ask your self what influences me to do what I do? If it is not purely good with any evil