HUMANITY- THE BEGINNING OF THE END OR THE END OF THE BEGINNING


APRIL 16 2021 

STOP THE WAR WITHIN YOURSELF AND YOU WILL STOP THE WAR AMONGST MEN

St. Catherine of Siena 1347-1380


Hate, Greed, and the Desire for Power over Man and God Must Cease. The world is like a team. In baseball we have 9 diverse people of different races, shades, cultures, schools, education levels, homes of origin, and faiths working as a team. To win a Championship the team must jell together to score more points then the adversary team. This can only be achieved if diversity is achieved, differences are overcome, and each diverse person works in unison with each other. One weak link will often mean defeat. All of humanity must form a team and stop hating each other. The battle can no longer be against each other, but against poverty, inequality, unequal education, If Plato was correct and no knowledge is learned, it is recognized, the numbers associated with each faith must have recognized the truth in these old writings of their faith to have been sustained thousands of years way beyond the life of the writers who interpreted God’s views, and long past the power of the governments in charge faded.


BELOW IS A LIST OF FAITH BY POPULATION AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON HOW LONG THESE RELIGIOUS WRITINGS HAVE PREVAILED OVER TIME, POLITICS, HATE, AND MURDER.


Religion Adherents Percentage

Christianity                                                                       2.382 billion 31.11%

Islam                                                                                1.907 billion 24.9%

Secular [a] /Nonreligious [b] /Agnostic/Atheist                 1.193 billion 15.58%

Hinduism                                                                          1.161 billion 15.16%

Buddhism                                                                            506 million   5.06% 

Chinese traditional religion                                                  394 million    5%

Ethnic religions excluding some in separate categories      300 million    3%

African traditional religions                                                   100 million  1.2%

Sikhism                                                                                   26 million  0.30%

Judaism                                                                                  14.7 million 0.18%

Spiritism                                                                                  14.5 million 0.18%

Baháʼí                                                                                        5.0 million    0.07%

Jainism                                                                                      4.2 million 0.05%

Shinto                                                                                        4.0 million 0.05%

Cao Dai                                                                                     4.0 million 0.05%

Zoroastrianism                                                                           2.6 million 0.03%

Tenrikyo                                                                                      2.0 million 0.02%

Animism                                                                                      1.9 million 0.02%

Druze                                                                                          1.2 million 0.015%

Neo-Paganism                                                                            1.0 million 0.01% 

Unitarian Universalism                                                                0.8 million 0.01%

Rastafari                                                                                      0.6 million 0.007%


total                                                                        7.79 billion 100% Notes


• • • ^ These figures may incorporate populations of secular/nominal adherents as well as syncretist worshipers, although the concept of syncretism is disputed by some. • • • • • • • ^ Nonreligious includes agnostic, atheist, secular humanist, and people answering 'none' or no religious preference. Half of this group is theistic but nonreligious. [5] According to a 2012 study by Gallup International "59% of the world said that they think of themselves as religious person, 23% think of themselves as not religious whereas 13% think of themselves as convinced atheists". [6] • • • • • • • ^ Chinese traditional religion is described as "the common religion of the majority Chinese culture: a combination of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, as well as the traditional nonscriptural/local practices and beliefs." • • •


Perhaps God’s plan after The Tower of Babel was to divide humanity. The key was to divide each separate group with slightly different perspectives of God to keep them divided. Since Caine killed Abel humanity was overcome with material concerns of self satisfaction, greed, and the thirst for power. The real “truth” for humanity was divided to keep each division of humanity with only a piece of the puzzle. Perhaps, in the truths from the books of each religion that have survived all these years ( Buddhism, Hinduism,Judaism, Christianity, Islam for thousands of years)) if combined with all faiths working as a team will bring a world as God intended. The lion walking with the lamb.


700–1100 BCE The oldest of the Hindu Vedas (scriptures), the Rig Veda was composed. This is the first mention of Rudra, a fearsome form of Shiva as the supreme god.


6th to 5th centuries BCE The first five books of the Jewish Tanakh, the Torah (Hebrew: תורה ,(are probably compiled. [17]


6th century BCE Possible start of Zoroastrianism; however some date Zarathustra closer to 1000 BCE. Zoroastrianism flourished under the Persian emperors known as the Achaemenids. The emperors Darius (ruled 522–486 B.C.E.) and Xerxes (ruled 486–465 B.C.E.) made it the official religion of their empire. [18]


600–500 BCE The earliest Confucian writing, Shu Ching, incorporates ideas of harmony and heaven.


599–527 BCE The life of Mahavira, 24th and last Tirthankara of Jainism. [19]


c.563/480–c.483/400 BCE, [20][21][22] Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism was born.


551 BCE Confucius, founder of Confucianism, was born. [13]


399 BCE Socrates was tried for impiety.


369–372 BCE Birth of Mencius and Zhuang Zhou


300 BCE The oldest known version of the Tao Te Ching was written on bamboo tablets.


300 BCE 1st to 5th centuries[edit]


c.4 BCE–c.30/33 CE The life of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.


c.27-31 CE The death of John the Baptist.


70–632 The life of Muhammad ibn 'Abdullāh 632–661 The Rashidun Caliphate heralded the Arab conquest of Persia, Egypt and Iraq, bringing Islam to those regions.


650 The verses of the Qur'an were compiled in the form of a book in the era of Uthman, the third Caliph of Islam.