Animism-The Roots of all Religions- A recent Study of TheologySubmitted by ATruepatriot on Tue, 08/09/2011 - 23:07
Hey Folks!,I have been very busy and have not had the chance to spend time here in quite a while. This is a current side project I have been working on and wanted to share some of what I have found to be in common with all religions.
As you know I believe in the Native American way of looking at the world. I have been spending time to trace it back to it's roots. As it turns out all Religions came from the same ideas The American Indian has had with no change for over 17,000 years.
Science has now proven that they were right, But only recently. The thought that all things, including things like rocks, are alive and have a presence, a soul per say, A harmonic rhythm and balance with all in nature including humans is turning out to be true and most all Religions come from this thought.
The term for these ancient roots of Religion is called Animism. A very interesting concept that was adopted by all cultures,Civilizations and Religions. It has been tried to be debunked by all of the "Civilized" Religions yet it cannot be proven wrong by the advent of modern science.
The now known science of Molecules and Atoms having a non static non solid state in nature has again brought up the question of if all things are alive or not? This includes things that were once considered inanimate such as Mountains, Rocks, Trees, Running Waters and Etc. Not just living animals such as humans. They all come together in to a sum and total called "life".
Animism is very real and it is the root of my beliefs and whether they like it or not, the basis of all Religions. So Here are some references to Animism that become interesting in the least and can be used as a different outlook on all regions. Are there "Spirits" in ALL Religions Absolutely!, The term "Animism" comes from the Latin word "Anima" meaning "Breath or Soul".
This relates to the theory of a possible "God" particle. The one particle in the string theory that is common and "alive" in everything. I truly believe this is a huge possibility and that early man was able to realize it long before we are now with modern technology.
P.S please read the third Native American link in it's full, Very educational in the least! Thank you all for taking the time to read this and consider the concept. Please consider this concept the next time you think that we are not all brothers in beliefs my friends.