Manifesto - selected quotes - area: God does not make mistakes


[355] "The philosophy and religion of Ra'i entirely rules out the existence of the concept of sin towards God. In adopting that the Creator created the human being according to His intention (The Second Truth of Creation), there can be no talk of any human being calling any human behavior a sin towards God."
[356] "The Creator, God as the Absolute, does not make mistakes. He created everything exactly the way He did, thus everything that was created by Him should be treated exactly the way it is supposed to be. Only someone who would have to be more genius than the Creator Himself could claim that the Creator has made a mistake. Therefore sin committed towards God does not exist, because it cannot exist by definition."
[357] "The concept of sin towards God was invented by people in their human law in order to introduce behavioral standards necessary to manage their communities. Some of the norms most valued by their creators were assigned (through simple manipulation or even deceit) the form of laws prescribed by a given god or gods in order to make their highest rank seem more credible and prevent any attempts of undermining them. For who would dare counteract the will of the almighty, and on top of that, a usually cruel god? This procedure turned out to be extremely effective, for until this day it enables the manipulation of billions of people worldwide who fear committing "sins" and being austerely punished by their own gods."
[358] "Sin, in the understanding of religion, is a human behavior that is contradictory to the way of being prescribed for people by these religions, which integrate their precepts/prohibitions in the supposed will of God. How is the human being supposed to know the will of the Creator though? Of course, each of the religions thus far claims that at some point God had contacted the founder of that religion and dictated His will to them... (Hmm, yes, that surely explains everything... Only except that every time that "will" was different... But all jokes aside!). The human being may know the will of the Creator only through making an observation of the surrounding world and of themselves. And what is the outcome of this observation? Well, as part of the human species, the human being possesses traits that he or she can identify as those that are: useful in survival and growth (positive in the human assessment), and those traits that, subtly speaking, "disrupt"it (negative in the human assessment). Perhaps in ancient times it was a "big discovery"when a flat world was considered the center of the work of creation. But using this to keep trying to generalize that the traits of our exceptionally local species, in the scale of the universe, should be applicable to the entire work of the Divine creation?"
[359] "No occurrence in the universe of God (and ultimately the Creator Himself) should ever be assessed in an authoritarian way as absolutely positive ("good") or absolutely negative ("bad") by the human being. Everything always depends on the point of reference. Moreover - what is key in understanding the problem - all concepts which are below the Absolute of God (and perhaps below the basic laws conferred by the Creator upon the work of creation) can exist (be identified) just in the context of the existence of a counter concept. The concept of "night" makes sense only when we counter it against the concept of "day", the concept of "cold" means nothing if there is no simultaneous opposing concept of "hot". "Big" cannot exist without "small", "quiet" without "loud", and "flat" without "ridged". Therefore, in the world observed by the human being the concept of "something" must always correspond to an opposing concept complementing the meaning of the existence of this "something", being its logical contradiction. This contradiction also always means the lack of "something" (but no more: "nothing", as a nonexistent concept in the work of creation). This is why "evil" also appears only when we call the concept of "good" into being, as its opposing concept. Evil is the opposite of good (and simultaneously its total complement). Without first calling "good" to being there can be no possibility of "evil" to exist."
[360] "Thus, again: the concepts of "good" and "evil"had not appeared in the human world until the human being began to assess the behavior of himself and others, searching for the possibility of a safe survival and the development of his communities. It was observed that some types of behaviors were more desired than others for ensuring security and an effective functioning of the society, and others, quite the opposite. The universal and desired (thus considered "good" for people) concepts and behaviors in God's natural world for the human being are: motherhood, love, mercy, industriousness, cooperation, staying true to values, loyalty to a leader, truthfulness, honor, obedience, discipline. Whereas their contradictions, as undesirable and thus considered "bad", are: hatred, betrayal, falsehood, disobedience, deceit, laziness, although frequently also behaviors deviating from the conventional stream in the society: individualism, contestation, the need to search for one's truth and life path, etc."
[361] "Also in his environment the human being began to assess natural occurrences of God's world according to his species' criteria of "good" and "evil. The "good" ones were: day, light, sun, rain, abundance, health, or the beautiful, life-giving sky, inaccessible to human - therefore associated with the dwelling place of the good forces, of God. Their opposites became the "bad" ones: night, darkness, moon, drought, hunger, illness, or the deadly dangerous flames of the underground volcanoes - associated with the dwelling place of the evil powers, of Satan."
[362] "What deeply falsifies the reality of human existence is the religious assumption that since the Creator conferred upon us more traits that we perceive as "good" then they must be closer to Him, while those that we deem "evil" must be alien to Him, moreover, "surely" created not by God the Creator, but by, for instance, an anti-God - Satan."
[363] "Besides the above mentioned universal values directly assigned to the human being through the work of creation and common to the entire human world, which constitute the basis for almost each one of the existing religions, during the process of their developments religions also introduced a range of norms and behaviors being their individual choices. This caused the concepts of "good", "evil", and "sin" to often be particularly conventional in different cultures. The behaviors that are regarded as "evil" and deemed "sinful" in some cultures and religions may be acceptable and considered "good" or even called for in other cultures and religions, and failure to apply them could be considered as sin (for instance: idolatry, veneration, iconolatry, worship of statues, ritual sacrifice, psychoactive substances, eating meat, eating pork, polygamy, etc.)."
[364] "Therefore there is no sin committed against God as the Absolute above any, including human, divisions and assessment, but there are only human: religious manipulation, religious superstition, often religious lies, but usually just religious ignorance and searching for God in the dark, based on the principle of "we think something and therefore we consider it holy". Diversity is the basic feature of God's world and the equilibrium between opposing concepts anchored in the unity of the entire creation enables the world to function the way that its Creator intended it to. (...)"
[128] "Let us not confine ourselves in terms of those aspects of life that are natural and positive for us and let us treat negative states of being solely in terms of reflection and as the stepping stone in our pursuit of feeling positive. Let us take from the life given to us by the Creator exactly that which He anticipated for us and what He gives us. Let us not fight with God and the Nature He created in the name of something others have imagined - in the name of various, frequently denaturalized religious precepts and prohibitions! Speaking in human terms: God will only be content when He sees that everything functions exactly the way He intended it for us."
[181] "Although the sensation of any natural states of being and pleasures designated for humankind by the Creator can be a deep, very positive and joyful experience, most religions of the world which oppose the human nature created by God - mainly Christianity, but also Islam (and others) - perceive the concepts of pleasure and sensory satisfaction as negative and reprehensible: debauchery, sin, including also the work of Satan himself:

  • You overeat a little = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You enjoy the great taste of some food = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You drink a glass of wine = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • A man looks at a woman the way men look at women (with desire) = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • A woman looks at a man the way women look at men (with desire) = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You enjoy sex = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You don't have sex to reproduce or you are "perverted" (meaning you do "it" with the light on or in a "prohibited" position) = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You use condoms = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You have premarital sex = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • And also additionally:

  • You pray 4 times a day instead of 5 = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You skip church on a Sunday (at the same time failing to give to the collection plate) = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You won't put on a headscarf or grow a beard = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You eat the meat of the wrong animal, or you eat any meat = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You'll go to a psychic, play the lottery, or toss the dice = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You'll read Harry Potter, for example = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You don't have the Christian Bible = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You do have the Christian Bible = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You'll do any type of work between Friday evening and Saturday evening = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • (...)
  • You listen to (any) music = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You listen to techno = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You'll draw a portrait of someone = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You practice yoga = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You practice aikido = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You'll think something else about God than they tell you to = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You'll stop professing one religion and begin to profess a different one = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • You dare to believe in a different god than they do = OFFENSE OF GOD! = SIN!
  • And so on and so forth...

God Almighty!
How much longer is it possible to succumb to these endless absurdities of mental superstitions
and imaginary sins of particular religions in regards to You?!"

[182] "Let us finally stop offending GOD - the CREATOR of the brilliantly constructed, probably endless, multidimensional all-universe - by making up human behaviors which are apparently offensive and sinful to Him! This sort of primitive and archaic treatment of the Creator by the strongly superstitious world religions which have existed thus far - especially Christianity and Islam - is absolutely no longer acceptable today!"
[183] "We received every type of pleasure - whether bodily, emotional, or spiritual, every type of thought, every type of activity, and every microsecond of our existence, as a gift from the Creator - thus everything we do always remains in God. There is no need to curb the use of all the pleasures of human life and restrict being yourself! The only restrictive condition is the principle of not hurting others by your behavior. (That is, in the case of the philosophy and religion of Ra'i: The First Principle of Coexistence)."
[184] "Moreover - inhibiting the urges instilled in us by the Creator basically energetically dysregulates us, disturbing the natural balance of our existence (for instance refraining from sex, celibacy of religious persons of some religions, constant worrying, excessive asceticism, etc.), causing illnesses, suffering, deviations, etc., and ultimately harming other members of the society."
[185] "You can derive pleasure from all that is given to you by God - people who derive more pleasure from life are more satisfied with it, more joyful, happier, and more fulfilled altogether. However, you must remember about the principle of not harming others, according to the laws of your society."
[189] "Every human activity is entirely and strictly integrated in God. The human being cannot be restricted in the possibility to realize the life given to him or her by God, constantly being told which human activities are ALLOWED and which are NOT ALLOWED to be carried out. The Creator expresses His will naturally - on the one hand by giving individuals the full right to perform any activities (within their area), on the other hand however, by giving societies the natural right to discipline and punish those who act against the laws democratically established by that society. This is how God determines the range of areas of conduct permissible for humans. And it is done solely this way, not in other ways so eagerly invented by the possessive, totalitarian religions, hostile to the human being and human nature."