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Book of Vladimir Antonov "General Theology — the Science about God"

"For all rational people of our planet it should be clear that there is a necessity of studying, accepting and instilling in the mentality of people of all counties a religious concept based on the modern scientific knowledge and on recapitulation of the religious experience accumulated throughout the history of humankind, as well as on what God is teaching us now".

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General Theology — the Science about God. General statements

1. General statements

1:1. Throughout the history of humankind on the planet Earth people capable of philosophical thinking have been undoubtedly raising questions about the meaning of their lives, about a possibility of living in a disembodied state and about the existence of God.

Such thinkers have been inventing more or less adequate philosophical concepts, organizing philosophical and esoteric groups, Schools and even religious movements.

1:2. God — on His side — has been repeatedly giving them His Teaching through His Messengers (Messiahs, Avatars) and prophets. Each time the information was presented in the form that was adequate for concrete group of people — according to the level of their philosophic and religious awareness and the conditions of life in that particular historical period (whether it was period of war or peace, first stages of a religion’s formation or existence of established religious tradition in the particular region).

1:3. But at each of those epicenters of religious knowledge, established by God people inevitably distorted His Teaching. For example:

— all religious duties of people got reduced to sole participation in “saving” rituals; bodily movements and standard prayers gradually became the main religious occupation of believers, substituting for real efforts on the path of personal spiritual evolution;

— so-called religious “fundamentalism” appeared, where the religious life was considered not as accumulating knowledge about God and the meaning of our life, not as mastering of methods of spiritual self-development and helping others in doing it, but was reduced to crude, violent forcing people to keep certain “rules of behavior” that have no religious value;

— false concepts of “national religions” and of “national Gods” formed, whereas in reality God is One — not only for all people of the Earth, but for the whole Universe;

— such degeneration very often resulted in hatred to “heretics” and “infidels” becoming the main essence of the religious ideology, which led to terror and aggressive wars.1

1:4 For all rational people of our planet it should be clear that there is a necessity of studying, accepting and instilling in the mentality of people of all counties a religious concept based on the modern scientific knowledge and on recapitulation of the religious experience accumulated throughout the history of humankind, as well as on what God is teaching us now.

 

 
 

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General Theology — the Science about God. General statements