For those who study religion and religions around the world we see all sorts of handed down the tales and literature about the truth or secrets of the ancients. The cultural differences of the various religions can usually be traced back and generally there is a reason for them.
For instance, some religions will not eat certain animals, but when we trace back the reason for this, we find that if these civilizations and societies had allowed such animals amongst them they would have eaten all the vegetation in the area and most of the food that humans would have needed during the lean times. So it makes sense to put into one’s religion that it is against the religion to eat these types of animals.
By having less of these types of animals around means there would be more food for the people. But this is just one type of scenario we see in religions. Perhaps one of the best religions and most fun to study is the cargo ship cults of the various Polynesian islands and in places like Malaysia, Indonesia and other areas such as regions of the South Pacific. These two can be traced back to their origins.
Perhaps all religions at one time served mankind, their leaders and their civilizations, but it is safe to say now with the world being closer together that world religions are tearing apart the human species and they are causing conflicts, chaos and controversies leading to war and mass killing.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could understand where all these religions came from and why they are no longer valid; then it might be easier to simply wash all World religions down the drain and start over in a world free of religion. That would be an incredible leap forward for the human species. Please consider all this in 2006.