Religion in political perspectives!

Kurt Lykke Lindved, UN
Manager EAC, Founder AACCH
Maritime Laws Ph.D
Honored Dutch Consul
Artist, Lecturer and Composer
Author and Globetrotter

An accurate picture of worlds many religions is not available, but the following gives an approximate bid for the largest organizations.

Christianity: 2.1 billion ¤ Islam: 1.5 billion ¤ Non-religious: 1.1 billion ¤ Hinduism: 900 million ¤ Traditional, Chinese religion: 394 million ¤ Buddhism: 376 million ¤ Sikhism: 23 million ¤ Judaism: 14 million ¤ Baha’i: 7 million ¤ Jainism: 4.2 million ¤ Shinto: 4 million ¤ Cao Dai: 4 million ¤ Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million ¤ Neo-Paganism: 1 million ¤ Scientology: 500 thousand.

There are many common denominators among some of these faiths, but also a myriad of interpretations and traditions that for thousands of years has developed into wars, conflicts and now terrorist related targeted killings of innocent people throughout the world.

And these deformed monstrosities are conducted under a shield of God’s will to remove other people from their faiths, regardless of the fact that almost all states, that there is only one God who can defend planet Earth’s interests.

Well, the oldest religions have existed for thousands of years, which in itself is quite impressive. Many people, whether they belong to the lower or upper social part of society has taken over the paternal inheritance or ritual habits without thinking about whether it is right or wrong. Over the past years, however, several who doubted these ancient traditions are now gradually being riddled by the layman and professional researchers. But the world is still missing something…….

My friend from school Steffen Jensen has been a Middle Eastern journalist and international TV reporter for 25 years – chance for peace in this area can be measured in thousandths he says.

Firstly, it is the developing countries that are suffering from a good education – not in religion, but general knowledge of everything that can be related to the human and social aspects of life’s diversity. Religion in general should have its own position if and when man has clarified own understanding of this spiritual and invisible universe. Man’s intelligence level has grown rapidly over the last hundred years, so any learning process can be restricted to succeed in life’s basic conditions of general knowledge and more specialized training can be added on top of basic training.

This is of course a question of courage, politics and people’s perception of the needs and

Children and young people fighting on the front lines with the parents and God’s blessing.

spiritual aspects involved in their own minds: added the spice that gives humans substance and enrichment the mind, soul and body. This is actually easy to achieve if we use our intuition, listening to our body which is the world’s best messenger.

Religion today is politics, business, manipulation, killings and in many cases a return ticket to a treatment for insanity.

Prejudices inherited from the ancestral interests can be difficult to overcome – the manipulation’s power has quite a large grip in the years when children are educated and influenced by the external environment. We see the obvious evidence when particularly Islamists coach their children in warfare – in God’s name!

Most people know this man who was the main person behind the tragedy in New York – in the shadow of a fanatical religion – but a political and hateful message to the world.

But it is not only Islamists who use weapons as part of religious conflicts – almost all religions have for thousands of years used either primitive or modern weapons to destroy another religion. The Catholics wiped out the Cathars in France, Catholics and Protestants have fought against each other for years in Ireland and now we are seeing a wave of religious variants struggling against each other in the Arab part of the world.

Religion may be a life straw for many but without a thorough substance for a good life.

Political leaders are generally reluctant to interfere in religious strifes, excluding dictators and kings. Many countries today are in a process where globalization and evolution has become popular because of the growing ethnic and international charisma that characterizes these countries. These changes I see as a positive development and new impulses usually occur when different opinions are brought up in an intellectual and intelligent level. Spirituality is an important part of people’s needs and the creative universe is just one part of the substance, why we need to keep the balance sheet nailed to life’s thin straw.

Nothing, however, will be conducted tomorrow – perhaps over a period of thousands of years if the world is otherwise newborn or an ailing planet, which the external chemical energies cannot do more about, because of the man, who did not meet the requirements needed to this experiment as planned from the beginning, when life arose on Earth through unimaginable strong reactions and explosions.

@K.L.L.

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About lindvedpress

Professional – Career * Qualified as a Charter Agent in the East Asiatic Company - Became a State Authorized Shipping Broker in 1969 * Captain in The Sirius Patrol – Greenland at Thule Air Base, 1969-1971 * Postings in New York, New Orleans, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos and London as Charter Agent and Manager 1972 – 1983 working for The East Asiatic Company Ltd. – Copenhagen * 24 years with The East Asiatic Company Ltd and subsidiary companies as Charter Agent, Marketing and Development Manager; and General Manager * Supplementary courses and examinations in Maritime and Commercial Law Management. * Founder and Owner of Sonata Production, Art and Music International Inc. – France & Denmark 1995 – present - Entertainment, Lectures, Concerts, Exhibition Events, CD, DVD and Video Recordings. Professional – Freelance * Qualified as trumpet player at Aarhus Music School – Denmark * Professional musician with several orchestras and bands – including the Matadors, Saratoga Jazz Band, Rice Wood Jokers and Aarhus Brass Band. * Leader of ”Show and Entertainment Group 28 Carat” and the Evening & Theatre School 28 Carat * Self-taught Artist (painter) Lecturer and Writer * Responsible for several large Theatre and Exhibition Events Worldwide Awards * Dutch Consul, Denmark * Goodwill Ambassador – Various Non-Profit Organizations
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4 Responses to Religion in political perspectives!

  1. Michael Ma says:

    Very good article, thanks, Kurt. There are many religions in the world and people who believe in different religions should respect each other. Religion should not be used as an excuse to harm other people or to attack other countries.

    Hopefully I can read more works of yours in the near future.

    Best Regards

    Michael

    • lindvedpress says:

      Thank you so much for your comments Michael and I look forward being in touch with you via our XING community including whatever topic we might share in this our otherwise wonderful world.

      All the best,
      Kurt

  2. Nancy Seifer says:

    Kurt, I’m glad you’re separating religion from spirituality. I think our best hope for the future is that ‘corporate religion’ and ethnic tribalism are dying in the West, while spirituality is growing — from the inside out. When the inner spark is lit and people begin to know themselves as ‘spiritual beings having a human experience,’ then we can hope for a new world. It’s only just beginning. For the less developed world, education is the sine qua non. That, too, is just beginning. Will these evolutionary changes come soon enough to save the world as we know it? Or are they signposts of the future??

    • lindvedpress says:

      Dear Nancy,

      I have always tried to see, hear and evaluate any incident or story with the trillions of brain cells I have been assigned, and your question is relevant but also difficult to answer.

      The world today is covered by many so-called focal points, some of which are pressing for a quick solution. Climate change is inextricably linked to the way we use energy, and apparently there are only a few countries yet, that will do something radical to rectify man’s mess of pollutants in this otherwise lovely universe. Religious forces and moneyed families will still be able to stop everything that is not of their liking which ultimately can start a new world war … but after such a war, a mega shift in the human and spiritual universe would be an option.

      Nothing is too late … but a question of the tools used and thus the universe’s response to a perhaps unsuccessful project but through nature’s way of acting it might changed over a long period … or at worst “over night” ….

      Warm greetings from
      Vikingdofrance

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