I see a new religion as one that has taken all from the past and found the common threads between them. The whole east meets west concept that east has something to teach west and vis-versa.
There are truths within each religion and philosophy from the past, truths that all concur on. Look for them and see where there is a unity in the diversity.
All cultures have strayed from the concepts of their original belief systems...but there are truths that don't fade because they are the common threads...look for them
the concept of the Christ is one of those concepts. Wasn't christos a Greek word before the time of Jesus? So what does that word imply? Christ is the mediator between God and humanity...is there not a Christ within each of us...isn't that what Jesus was trying to relay to people, that we could each become the Christ and attain to what He attained in life...His Christhood
Yes, they just need to recognize their points of unity and work from there...but the human ego always gets in the way saying my God is better than your God...if they only understood how it is their own perception of God that creates the divisions.
It would be a really good thing if all of the religions could find their commonality but I do not see it happening any time soon BECAUSE The major portion of scripture pertains to prophesy. It appears to me that the end time prophesy has been polluted by personal interpretations. This also was prophesied. The dragon will cast out of its mouth, water as a flood and the earth will swallow it up. Lies coming out of his mouth and the people believed them and taught them to their children. Until prophesy is UNINTERPRETATED there will never be unity within any single church, not to mention on any larger scale. When our belief system is built upon a corrupted foundation; the entire system will be filled with flaws. When a person has been deceived will they be aware of it? We need to find the flaws in our own beliefs before we convince others to do the same. Then and only then will we may find unity.
Interpretataion is required very often as there is a lot of depth in many scriptural passages.At times one needs to see the truth in scriptures without any interpretations."I tell ye you are all gods" Jesus God is allways at work and the god source will interfere.I think you know it.
Thanks for the writing. I would like to make the distinction bewteen what has been known as exoteric and esoteric communications throughout history and in all faiths.The exoteric is public religion and is about ritual and behaviour and social morality,social order.What i am involved with and what i would like to share is the esoteric,what used to be a hidden communication.That has tended to be of a mystical nature and may involve forms of spiritual transmission from a particular individual in a certain time and place. These days and for a long time now there is a drive to suppress authentic spirituality in favour or rituals,feeling good and hopefulness. In my experience with my teacher,(Adi Da),he has revealed to me so much more than i can fathom with my mind,beyond mind.And yet full of Love.It has always been a communication about what is not-separate and therefore about my own(and therefore everyone's) true nature. wishing you much happiness. Gavin
Too many people are closed minded. They accept things because someone tells them that that is the way to live. They don't take the time to research and ask questions for themselves.
The message of Christ was to live in peace and harmony but mankind is too self centered to accept a higher state of being. "Animosity began thousands of years ago so conflict is not my fault" they say. But instead of working our problems out we build fortresses around what we believe and defend it to the death.
some people don't need to know anything other than what they have come to believe... some people need to know more, for whatever reasons... who is to say someone else is wrong, they haven't lived their life, they have lived their own life, hopefully !
Ignite religions...now, what to do with that...oh, I know...some have defined God as a flame, a living flame within ones heart, or mind...a flame that burns brightly on the altar of our heart and expands to encompass all cosmos...I AM a flame(a spark) of the One God Flame, like I AM a drop in the ocean that is God, or as Mark has put it before, I AM a grain of sand on the beach of God...(well he didn't exactly say that )
There is little structural difference in meaning between the bible and quoran, both are instruments of control for the very ignorant by choice. The Taliban still has the quoran saying the world is flat, fundy christians live on a 6,000 year old planet! Get over yourselves!
I believe that if we are to find any commonality of beliefs each denomination are going to have to re=examine their own doctrine. Eliminate their own misconceptions and then search the commonalities. It is there and can will be found.
The thing that I like the most about these forrums is that I do see the commonalities being expressed within the confusion. Our perimeter of our beliefs and understanding needs to be a lot more flexible and then we can come out of our cave and see the light.
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