Out of This World, Or Is It?

I just finished watching Mars, a two series docudrama on Netflix. I first started watching it because I love shows about Outer Space, I was unaware at the time that this was a docudrama. After the first coupe of episodes, I found myself drawn in and binged the whole series. For people like me who are drawn to science and the human condition, the show inspires a lot of thought.

Within the show, they bounce back and forth from real life scientific discussions to a fictional story line to bring to life what they are trying to tell us. Along the way there are news footage shown from different events around the world.

Bill Nye and another person was talking about the human value of space exploration.

“Space exploration brings out the best in us. It is where we solve problems that has not been solved before – Space is where we learn to work together.” Paraphrased from memory

There was a news footage shown of a terrorist bombing that happened in another country, showing the struggle of living together.

I am all about space exploration and science, I am nerdy that way – “Live Long and Prosper” 🙂

The quote from the show I shared above really got me to thinking. Do we have to go out or off this world to find the answers for the humanity that is right here? Do we have to go to another planet that forces us to do what is right for the sake of humanity?

We do not need space exploration to solve human issues – the Creator gave us the answers we are looking for some 5700 yrs ago – we, the human race for the most part have ignored the answer. The human race continues to follow the path as described in an old song, “Looking for love in all the wrong places.”

Ecclesiastes 7:29
“But, see this I find: God made man simple but they sought intrigues.”

The answers for humanity is not out of this world – they are right here with us.

Back in 2008 or 2009 after studying a certain passage for almost 2 years, I told my wife one day that the answer to life is found in the book of Genesis. And after my continual search for it, I found it in 2016.

One of the things that I took away from the show Mars, is that two of the issues that has tried to destroy humanity is, religion and greed. This is not spoken in the show but you can read it load and clear between the lines.

The answer I found right here on earth is within the ancient manuscript of Genesis, given by the Creator to the nation of Israel to preserve for the entire world.

They preserved not only the manuscript but also how to understand and glean from it so the rest of humanity will know how our Creator wants us to live with Him and man.

Today, in our English language, it is called the 7 Noahide Laws or in Hebrew, Sheva Mitzvot Bnei Noach.

From Genesis chapter one through nine there are seven categorical instructions for us to live by. If they are followed they will take care of the two main problematic issues plaguing humanity – religion and greed.

Below is a list of the Noahide Laws taken from and article on chabad.org, I will post the link to the whole article at the end of the list . I chose this particular listing of them for the short explanation of each instruction.

The 7 Noahide Laws: Universal Morality

  1. Do not profane G d’s Oneness in any way.
    Acknowledge that there is a single G d who cares about what we are doing and desires that we take care of His world.
  2. Do not curse your Creator.
    No matter how angry you may be, do not take it out verbally against your Creator.
  3. Do not murder.
    The value of human life cannot be measured. To destroy a single human life is to destroy the entire world—because, for that person, the world has ceased to exist. It follows that by sustaining a single human life, you are sustaining an entire universe.
  4. Do not eat a limb of a living animal.
    Respect the life of all G d’s creatures. As intelligent beings, we have a duty not to cause undue pain to other creatures.
  5. Do not steal.
    Whatever benefits you receive in this world, make sure that none of them are at the unfair expense of someone else.
  6. Harness and channel the human libido.
    Incest, adultery, rape and homosexual relations are forbidden.
    The family unit is the foundation of human society. Sexuality is the fountain of life and so nothing is more holy than the sexual act. So, too, when abused, nothing can be more debasing and destructive to the human being.
  7. Establish courts of law and ensure justice in our world.
    With every small act of justice, we are restoring harmony to our world, synchronizing it with a supernal order. That is why we must keep the laws established by our government for the country’s stability and harmony.


As we can see in these instructions there is not one religious sacred time, ritual or celebration given. But they are not devoid of spirituality, the soul desires spirituality not religion. Also, we find under the instructions against murder and theft, we can see where the issue greed is dealt with.

Now there will be some who will try to claim that to believe in a Creator is a religion – as my teacher Pesach Sherbow in Israel puts it, “Walking with God/Creator is not a religion, it is reality.”

Working on living an ethical and moral life by using the formula instructed by my Creator is the most freeing thing I have ever done. It is the answer to life. And it is not in any form a religion to live ethically and morally according to Divine instruction.

We do not have to go out of this world to learn how to solve the issues of humanity, the answer is right in front of and it has been here for thousands of years.

Listen to these words given to Israel and glean from them.

Deuteronomy 30:11-12
“For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us to get it, so that we can listen to it and observe it?”

Whatever benefits you receive in this world, make sure that none of them are at the unfair expense of someone else.

Terry W. Hayes

Photo Credit: Andy Holmes on Unsplash

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