Opinion

On Religion

1 July 2013 at 00:54 | 1547 views

By Jesús Sancho Bielsa, Argentina.

There are no children without parents and there are no parents without children. A marriage without children does not enjoy the title of paternity, they are spouses (husband and wife) but they are not parents. And in case of abandonment or denial of family ties with parents, the greatest injustice to human feelings is committed.

With God, author of our existence and our life, occurs the same in an eminent degree. Greek thought, with its great representatives: Plato, Aristotle, Socrates... is the Western civilization cradle, as the story recognize it, formulated clear principles which force us to recognize the relationship with God (religion) as a cause and foundation of our existence. Greeks said that we are contingent beings and we must rise to a necessary beings, a first unmoved motor, because there is no effect without cause and no one gives what he does not have. We have not given our lives, no one gives life to himself, a life that no one has and therefore it can not be given. We say: my parents gave me life. That is true, but with help of God in the order of Providence. Who has given them? We can not be delaying the answer until infinity and we have to put an origin that agrees with the principle: I am who I am (Ex 3, 14), God said to Moses in the bush of Sinai that burned without being consumed, attracting his attention when he grazed the flock of his father-in-law in order to give the commission to deliver Israel that lived as a slave in Egypt and bring him to the promised land.

Therefore, religion is the expression of transcendental act that causes the birth of all beings and particularly the man (the privileged creature by his intelligence, will and freedom that recognizes the inalienable rights of God and the greatness of the dignity given to him by the Author of his being and his life). Religion gives reason about life and everything that happens in the world and in the society of men. Truth and loyalty are based in religion (in God); values needed to form the moral conscience of man and build a new world. A better world , a more humane society in which men admit to be brothers and help and want each other so in life there is less pain, hunger, ignorance, lies, sin, loneliness, sadness, hatred, envy, selfishness, arrogant and desire for power, ambition and vain glory. A world where the dignity of free and intelligent man shines. As God made and wants.

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