Man's perception of God and his salvation
Religion is a primordial quest in mankind's attempts to look for a connection from himself and his proposed source. It is evident in neolithic cave painting and paleographic rock carving that allude to a paternal, omniscient, prevailing presence – our source. This need to connect to our source is ingrained in our psyche and worked out in our societies we had constructed. As demonstrated in sociology, humans centralized religion by building houses of worship in the center of their communities, making them prominent. There is an area in our brain that is receptive to spirit presence. This opens up to us the presence of God, with its houses of worship and rectories, etc. The point being, God is a part of our brain and Mind. How we work out this presence is our individual religion.
Religion is a powerful cultural system using symbols that relate humanity to their truths and values. Traditions of religion are historical events that hold significant explanations of the meaning of life which foster morality and faith used for setting standards of living. Religion is understood as faith in a belief system of a group of people. We have world religions, local religious groups, and alternative religious systems and beliefs. Religions may be cultural in nature, or emphasize beliefs, most may foster individual experience and growth, some are dogmatic and structured. Some are universalized claiming to be the only true religion. Religious development is diverse, some place emphasis on belief, others on practice.
The definition of Religion is from the Latin Religio: Re – “to do again” or “re-emphasize”; ligare or ligio – “to bind.” Thus, we have to re-emphasize a bind or connection or reconnection with our source. This is referring to our source – God. In India the Sanskrit work for Dharma means right action or can be used as the word religion. In other cultures, the word or religion is synonymous with the word “law.” So with the previous statements, that area in our brain which expresses itself in our Mind needs to familiarize itself and bind or reconnect to our source – God. It is a natural human need and inclination to do so. It is self-evident in the sociology of man, that religion is as important as food and shelter. This is expressed in the earliest of the cultures of man.
One of the earliest of these cultures was Neolithic. Their worship was around a very large pole in the center of the village called Axis Mundi. The worship continued of the Axis Mundi or World Axis in their homes as the main pole supporting the home. The Axis Mundi or cosmic axis, World axis, world pillar, columna cerlui, in religion and mythology both, has the world center at the connection between Heaven and Earth. A correspondence between the higher and lower realms is indicated in this pole. Its omphalos, or world navel, is the point of beginning. It appears in every region of the world in a variety of forms. It has taken on many variations away from an original pole: an obelisk, a rope, a ladder, a steeple, a mountain, etc. Regardless of its form, it is the center of the world; it has evolved in an allocation of four cardinal points of east, south, west, and north. These points have been associated with the four elements of air, water, fire, and earth. In current history, it has evolved in the christian cross.
The concept of Adam and Eve is even earlier than the Neolithic Ages, so true for the Axis Mundi. It is to be believed that both are from the original homeland of the homo sapiens in south central Africa. Homo sapiens, meaning “wise man” in Latin, evolved 200,000 years ago in Africa and arrived at its cultural peak 50,000 years ago. At that point, emigration commenced with the colonies going to south India then to Australia, all carrying their ancient cultures. The Adam and Eve concept is diagrammed in the squatters design, the older with the torso line and head, and the newer that creates a diamond in the middle. This would signify a squatting human as a stick drawing.