The problems that many conscious people observed about religion now exist in a new form, and it is extremely prominent within their circle of consciousness. They have made history, cosmology and conspiracy theories the new face of religion; they have indeed created that which is perceived to be a "conscious religion".
Religion is considered to be dangerous due to the unwavering superstitions that are deeply rooted in its practices. Whereby, its subjects consistently lay their foundation on a system of beliefs that they cannot provide any proof of to justify their commitment.
“Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs” – and these beliefs should always be respected, except when they do not stand in good faith of morality, or if they are presented as facts.
History, cosmology and conspiracy theories are the leading religious practices within the conscious circle. Except for conspiracy theories, these areas of studies are very vital for growth of the Indigenous populations, their merits are irrefutable, but only when are used correctly and responsibly. Other than that, they can be very damaging. Despite that it is also very important to reveal the religious practices of cosmology and conspiracy theories, for now, let us focus on the most prominent of the three, history.
Among conscious religious people, it appears that the only respected expectation of their scholars is to provide reference(s) for their research, preferably, primary source documentation(s) to support their arguments or claims. Once the source is provided, it is accepted as being sufficient. The problem with this is, they fail to question the claims of the source itself and that is what makes this practice religious in nature.
According to the practices of the “historically conscious religion”; once a scholar provides their source documentation(s), their work appears to be completed. But that should never be sufficient if you have an interest in absolute truth and facts. And if you do, then it is also necessary to question the claims made by the source.
For example; let us use the theory of evolution that unfortunately some conscious people believe make sense. And even made claims that it is African (Kemetic) in origin. If in fact there is evidence of Africans thousands of years ago claiming that humans evolved from primates, is that really sufficient information for us to accept that claim as being truthful? No.
Other than just finding a source, these following components are also necessary to complete and authenticate the entire research process. Once you find the source, your work is not over. There are a few questions that need to be asked in order to move your understanding out of the realm of belief (religion), and they are:
- Who is the author of the source (reference)?
- What was the motive of the author in regards to the source (reference)?
- And most importantly: What proof did author of the source (reference) produce to substantiate their claims? In this regard, the claim is that humans came from primates. So, if someone did make that claim, how did they validate their premise? Finding the historical source any claim doesn’t automatically make it valid or truthful; it simply needs to be proven.
We cannot be naive to think that people of the past were not motivated by devious intent or were not sometimes forced against their will to do or say things that are just not factual. How would any of us feel if thousands of years from now our descendants should find untruthful discrediting document about us and never think to question its validity in regards to truth?
If we wholeheartedly accept information as being factual regardless of its source without proving it to be truthful, then we are in the realm of belief, and that is precisely what being religious is about, believing in that which we fail to prove.
It is good to have beliefs because beliefs do inspire hope; a belief only becomes a problem once you begin to make it the foundation you stand on before proving it to be truthful or possible.
History is very necessary, especially in the context of using it to get a general understanding of one’s past. History is most effective when you are able apply the discovered information of the past to your life today to produce results that are consistent to that of your ancestors. For example: if your ancestors said that if you flap your hands you will fly and you follow and you were able to fly, then that would automatically prove that information to be truthful, and then it can no longer be considered a belief.
When Christians lay claims of Jesus being their God due to their interpretation of the New Testament (their source document), most of us condemn it. We do so based on our knowledge, motives and credibility of the actual author(s) of the New Testament (source). But now, we treat what is written on the walls of Kemet the same as how Christians treat the Bible, we belief without proof of legitimacy.