The cause of violence in the world other than food and lodging is
religion. Thousands of religionists believe that their religion is
the only true religion and all the others are false. They are willing
to kill and die for their religion but the irony is that their own
religion tells them not to kill. How can we prevent religious mania
from being the cause of world violence?
To eliminate world violence, we should look at the whole system of
the universe and find which is the true religion. Who created
religion?. Man created religion.
Who created the universe? Of course, the Creator. Why was it
created? Since there is none we can ask and find out more about
Him, His nature, His habits, His likes and dislikes, etc, we have to
find out what He is made up of, because His makeup will indicate His
nature, habit, likes and dislikes. We have no way of knowing His
makeup. So we are stuck.
Now let us find out with what he created the universe. Even that we
are not able to find out.
The next thing we can ask is what was there for Him to create with.
The answer is that before the Creator started to create there was
nothing in existence except the Creator. That means the Creator had
nothing to create with other than His own substance. If this is true
and it has to be, He had to create with His own substance. Therefore,
the substance of all creation and the substance of them Creator is
the same. Then, by studying the nature of the substance of the
creation, we will know the nature of the Creator.
But there are millions of substances in the universe and each
substance has got dozens of natures. We have to find out if we can
reduce our search to a few items instead of millions of items. Since
all substances are made from one substance, namely the substance of
them Creator, there must be one nature that is present in all
creation. What is that one nature present in all creation?
Science tells us that the whole universe is made up of quarks
attached to one another to make up protons, neutrons, electrons,
atoms, molecules and galaxies. Therefore, everything in the universe
including galaxies exist because of the attraction between quarks. In
short, the whole universe exists because of attraction and attraction
is affinity and affinity is love. Then that must be the nature of the
Creator. And that must be the nature of His religion.
The nature of love is forgiveness and not punishment. Therefore, any
religion that preaches punishment for sins is not a religion of love.
We justify punishment for the mistakes committed because we think
that anybody who has made a mistake should be punished. This
conviction does not arise from love.
Therefore, those who fight for a religion that believes in punishment
or in killing those who do not believe in their religion and
philosophy, are doing the wrong thing. When they recognize this
truth, they will stop fighting and world violence will end.