About God

Whether or not the existence of God is admitted, the concept associated with it is one of the oldest in the world. In fact, it goes back to the origins of humanity and has marked the history of all peoples. At all times, some believed in Him, others did not. Humanitarian work was carried out in his name, but also in wars. Buildings of great beauty have been created to His glory, before being destroyed sometimes by unbelievers or believers from another side. Many sacred books, but also pamphlets, have been consecrated to him. Faith in Him has inspired a multitude of works of art. And who has never asked himself whether he exists or not?

 

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For centuries, not to say millennia, God was the almost exclusive “possession” of religions, to such an extent that it was almost inconceivable that one might believe in Him apart from a religion. Yet, as Albert Einstein has said, “God has no religion” in the sense that not only does not belong to any of them to the exclusion of others, but also that every individual can have Faith without following one. To this is added the fact that a rivalry has been created gradually between them, each claiming the monopoly of Faith and Truth.

Over time, and under the influence of socio-cultural and religious mixtures, religions have nevertheless learned to know each other better and to respect each other more, so that a certain tolerance has been created between them.

Unfortunately, and as everyone knows, they are not exempt from fundamentalists and fanatics who, although minority, maintain doubt, confusion, fear and hatred. I think, moreover, that the highest dignitaries of the religions concerned should condemn with much more firmness the attacks and other crimes committed by these fundamentalists and fanatics.
The great majority of those who follow a religion have been brought in by their parents while still only children. If this is respectable in itself, it means that most of them have not really chosen to be believers or to follow this or that creed. But in such an important field, the ideal is to make this choice yourself, which presupposes having reached a certain age and a certain maturity. In doing so, one knows in one’s soul and conscience why one religion is followed rather than another (or why one does not follow).

One can even choose to live out his faith outside of any religion, independently or by joining a philosophical movement like AMORC, which includes among its members Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, etc., but also People who do not follow any religious creed.

 

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The question that arises naturally is whether or not to believe in God. Obviously, it is up to everyone to position themselves in this field, especially since everything depends on what is meant by God. Personally, I have for a long time no longer believed in the One of the religions, namely a superman who, from the heavens, would govern nature and men, deciding their destiny, including the moment of their death.

From a Rosicrucian point of view, and as I have already had occasion to write it, God is Intelligence, Consciousness, Energy, Force-whatever the term-which is at the origin Of all creation. As such, it manifests itself through it through impersonal natural, universal and spiritual laws. I would add that it is in the respect of these laws that we find the well-being and happiness to which we aspire.

 

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Naturally, everyone is entirely free not to believe in God, even in the Rosicrucian sense of this term. That said, I think He can not not exist. Indeed, the Earth on which we live is part of the universe. Now, this has necessarily been created by “something”, because everything that exists has an origin, a cause, a creator.

And since the cosmos is governed by laws that are admired by scientists and mystics, it follows that it is the work of an extraordinary Intelligence, which brings us back to the Rosicrucian conception of God. In fact, it seems to me that the real question is not whether it exists or not, but to know to what extent it interferes in the lives of human beings. I think He does it to the extent of our respect for His laws, which presupposes studying them, to which the Rosicrucians devote themselves.