The Sun Rises in the East and Sets in the West; The Birth of Religion

  • The humanitarian looks at life intellectually and accepts only the parts of life that he can understand with his intelligence. Most important to him is to solve the problems of life through politics, and technology.
  • Religious leaders and their constituents sacrifice their lives for the sake of God and their religion. Orthodox Religion does not emphasize happiness in life. It emphasizes that this world is a corridor to the next world and sacrificing happiness in this world for the sake of the share in next world.
  • Spiritual healers in the world who emphasize happiness, inner peace and unity with God before religion.

The sun rises in the east and the sun sets in the west; the sun rules over the day and the moon at night.  Everyday is a new day. There are three important people in our world trying to make the world a better place to live in, the clergy, the humanitarian and the spiritual healer. The humanitarian looks at life intellectually and accepts only the parts of life that he can understand with his intelligence.  He sees the evil in war, sickness and poverty.  Most important to him is to solve the problems of life through politics, and technology. He feels the hardship of poverty and gives to charities to help the sick, poor, and needy and to institutions which help them. He is agnostic or maybe even atheist.  He himself is not happy but he wants others to be happy.  Making other people happy; makes him happy.

Religious leaders and their constituents sacrifice their lives for the sake of God and their religion.  Religion is the most important part of their lives. They believe in God and their holy scriptures given to them by their prophets Mohammed, Moses or Jesus and their disciples.   The scriptures give guidance to people in life and prepare them for the share in the afterlife.  Orthodox Religion does not emphasize happiness in life.  It emphasizes that this world is a corridor to the next world and sacrificing happiness in this world for the sake of the share in next world.  It is difficult for people to live only for happiness in the next world.  People need happiness in this world. Raising a family and making a livelihood gives happiness but in life there are ups and downs, problems in child raising, employment and health.

Besides religious leaders, there are spiritual healers in the world who emphasize happiness, inner peace and unity with God before religion.  Like Rabbis, priests, Imams, they guide people in their religion but preach moderation progressive religious spiritual.  People need religion especially children in growing up.  Adults can come to spiritual realization and enlightenment.  Religion is against freedom.  Spiritual healers unite together freedom and religion.  Religions are one way spiritual philosophies. Today there are three main religions in the world which conflict each religion claims to be the only way.  Judaism is devoted to returning their national religion to their homeland to become again a sovereign Nation like at the times of King David and King Solomon when there was a holy temple the nation was governed by Torah law.  The goals of Islam is globalization of the whole world to become an Islamic World governed according to the Koran and Sharia law. Christianity is waiting for Jesus to return to make the whole world Christian. 

All religions are movements for globalization.  Each religion preaches their law as the only law of God.  There are conflicts between the Law of Moses which became Judaism, the law of Islam, and Christian doctrines. Judaism was the first of these religions.  In Exodus 20, God revealed himself to the world at Mount Sinai.  He then gave Moses tablets with Ten Commandments written by his own finger to become the religion of mankind.  Moses descended from the mountain to give the world One Religion but was interrupted by a National Jewish movement which objected to being part of a World Religion and wanted their own separate religion like their forefathers Abraham Isaac and Jacob were promised by God to give the land of Israel to their children.  Moses wanted One World Religion but his brother Aharon influenced him to change the plans and give a Jewish National Religion.  He broke the first tablets written by God and substituted second tablets which he wrote for a Jewish National Religion.  Moses and God initially wanted One World Religion.

The Jewish National State was established in Israel by Joshua and finally after the conquest of the land which took almost 400 years King David and his children received the Kingship.  The nation met problems even from the beginning and eventually was conquered.  The Jews were dispersed throughout the world.  From the beginning God and Moses wanted One World Religion.  From Judaism came Christianity and Islam.  Each religion claims to be the one way for the world.  All the religions seem to be in the plan of God even though each religion denies the other because their scripture denies the other. 

The sun rises in East and sets in the West.  Religion begins with a prophet with a new message who is compared to the rising of the sun.  Each prophet is a messenger of God bringing to the world spiritual healing.  The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.  The life of the prophet is compared to the sun until his death when the sun sets.  During the life of the prophet there was spiritual revelation of God through the prophet.  When he passes away remains only the memory of the greatness of this prophet and his writings which are the word of God.  Religion is compared to the moon which lights up after the sun sets.  The life of the prophet when he was alive in the flesh is compared to the sun spiritual revelation, spiritual healing.  The prophet is God in the flesh.  His writings are the writings of God, the word of God written on parchment or on tablets of stone.  Religion is compared to the moon in respect to the actual revelation of God through the prophet in his flesh which is called the sun.  This is the way three great religions came in the world.  Moses the first of these prophets and his scripture which is the five books of Moses are part of the revelation of God on earth.  Moses is called the greatest of all prophets of Israel.  He was compared to the sun when he was alive their Godhead but after his death the setting of the sun, the moon rules over the sun in Judaism the word of God given to Moses is most important and there is no longer a Godhead in Judaism. 

Christianity came through Jesus who was for all generations after him the sun.  From the scriptures which came from his students came Christianity.  Some scriptures consider Jesus still alive after he resurrected; and others are waiting for him to come back. In Judaism at the last book of the five books of Moses it says that Moses lived 120 years and passed away. His burial is mysterious since his grave is unknown; he went up only the mountain alone and God buried him.  According to the Zohar Moses has returned in the flesh to Israel and teaches the author of the Zohar the secrets of the Torah and God.  Islam is the religion of the prophet Mohammed who is called the last prophet. His death and burial is recorded.   The sun rose the life of the prophet and remains his scriptures for the followers of Islam.  Judaism is the religion of the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Christianity became the religion of Rome also called Edom the descendants of Esau grandson of Abraham.  Islam is primarily the religion of the children of Ishmael the son of Abraham.  In this way religion was given by God to the three major families of the earth.  The sun rose in the east and set in the west; there was spiritual revelation. 

Religion is compared to the moon.  Spiritual healing is compared to the sun.  Even though religion denies prophesy, or suppresses prophesy, there are believers in spiritual healers today that they are prophets. The greatest prophets have already been born in the east and have already left their inheritance in the west and their religions.  The prophets which follow them even today are spiritual healers also born in the east living in the world promoting World Unity and Peace.  They are connected to the religions of the world.  They may have been once humanitarians that have found God and have combined humanitarian with religion.  The Word of God is alive.  Each day the sun rises and the sun sets.  There is always renewal, a new day, a new age, a new world.

Every person is born with a mission in life to fulfill.  The sun rises on the day he is born and the sun sets on the day of his death.  He leaves behind the fruits of his labor in this world, his children, and receives in the next world the reward for his good deeds.

David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.
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