Are we still animals?

What separates human beings from other animals? We have a complex neural system that gives us the ability to think. That does not mean that we still do not have the primal instincts of other animals. The primal instincts of survival, dominance, sex, and protection of our territory and family are still ingrained in our genes. For example, the road rages on our highways, and the gang violence are activities that were initially instincts. These instincts are then processed in our neural system and justified by these animals.

Once these instincts helped our survival as human beings, but with the development of our neural system, we have become less dependent for our daily survival. Unfortunately there are regions in the world and even in our country where these primal instincts still dominate over rational human thoughts.

There are religions that unfortunately embellish these primal instincts in promising salvation. Examples are the homicides, the rapes, and the destruction of properties that are occurring in the name of God.

In the Tip of the Writing Brush, it is stated that mankind must have understanding. It is this complex neural system that mankind must utilize to understand God’s purpose for the creation of mankind. It is this thought process that separates us from all other species. The answer to all of the mysteries of life is provided daily by God. It is this complex neural system that we must use to understand the occurrences in our daily lives.

In summary, our primal instincts still continue to help us survive, but it is our capacity to think that separates us from other species. It is this capacity to think that gives us an opportunity to understand God’s purpose for the creation of mankind. It is said that God created mankind to live a joyous life by helping each other.  It is this understanding that will eventually create a world of joy.

Heaven’s Truth Church/Tenrikyo Church

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About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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