Writer: Leong Ying
The birth date is defined as the moment a living entity comes into existence. For humans our birthday is marked as when we leave the nurturing wombs of our mothers. In my personal case, I actually have 2 birthdays: an actual and a legal one. According to my mother, I came into this world a few minutes before midnight on the 26th December 1961, but was accidentally stabbed by an attending nurse. By the time my bloodied wounds and cries were suppressed, and they formally registered my birth, the clock had ticked 3 minutes past midnight into the next day of the 27th, as is now permanently recorded in my birth certificate. Perhaps the most historically famous birthday is 25th December the year zero (0), which is that given to the birth of Jesus Christ. Whether you believe in the existence of Christ or his purported birthday, our world operates on a calendar system that is defined by it: BC is given to years Before Christ, and AD which is the Latin phrase Anno Domini (in the year of the Lord, the year Christ was born).
Although there are many different religions and spiritual beliefs followed by human worshippers, they almost all have a common creation story, which typically claims a single divine creator that gave birth to the totality of our universe, including heaven and earth. And even mainstream science agrees that there was such a creation moment in time; which scientists commonly refers to as the Big Bang from which our universe exploded into existence from a point of singularity.
History is chronologically marked by significantly defined era. Geological times typically spans hundreds of millions of years, marked by radical changes in rock formations that in many incidences also coincides with mass extinction of life on earth. In what follows, I have defined 4 major defining phases in our universal periods that are relevant to GOD and to religions that worship such deities. In my opinion, I believe humanity is in a final phase of relationship with GOD.
Creation Phase – Birthday of GOD
13.7 billion years ago - through binary fission came forth twinned universes, consisting of a positive universe and equal, but opposite negative anti-universe; with summed totality equal to zero, and thereby obeying the fundamental conservation laws of thermodynamics.
Nature Phase - Spirituality
100,000 BC – earliest archaeological evidence of human burial in the Middle East, suggesting spiritual awareness beyond the physical realm.
40,000 BC – prehistoric zoomorphic ivory sculpture discovered in Germany; combining human and animal characteristics that likely represented a deity.
10,000 BC – Gobekli Tepe (Turkish for Potbelly Hill) is a Neolithic site consisting of erected stone megaliths used for ritual gatherings.
Human Phase – Faith Based Religions
3,200 BC – Sumerian cuneiform in historic region of Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), is the earliest discovered writing system on clay tablets; includes codifying religious beliefs.
2,100 BC – Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh is oldest surviving poetic literature describing conflicts between Man and the Gods. The epic includes a great flood that is likely the precursor to the biblical story of Noah.
1,700 BC – Vedas scriptures are the foundational sacred texts of Hinduism.
1,000 BC – Zoroastrianism is world's oldest continuously practiced monotheistic religion with beliefs in a dualistic cosmology of good and evil.
700 BC – Tanakh is the canonical collection of Hebrew scriptures that forms the biblical text for Judaism and the source for Christian Old Testament.
600 BC – Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic traditionally credited to the sage Laozi; is the fundamental principles of Taoism, and has influenced Confucianism and Buddhism.
550 BC – Shangshu (Esteemed Documents) is one of the five classics of Chinese literature; a collection of prose that is the foundation of Confucius philosophy.
500 BC – Siddhartha Gautama, born in Lumbini (Nepal) is the religious founder of Buddhism; the way to an enlightened path.
0 Common Era – Jesus of Nazareth born of the Virgin Mary, and resurrected after crucifixion; is the central figure of Christianity.
570 AD – Muhammad was an Arab religious leader and founder of Islam. Along with Judaism and Christianity, these are defined as Abrahamic based religions, descended from the God of Abraham.
Unification Phase – Facts Based Religion
2000 AD – Emergence of new mathematics that logically defines GOD, and new science that experimentally proves GOD. This final phase merges GOD with spirituality and all faith-based religions into a single facts-based One GOD One Religion unified system.
One GOD One Religion