jump to last post 1-4 of 4 discussions (21 posts)

It's All The Same...Isn't it.

  1. kittythedreamer profile image95
    kittythedreamerposted 5 years ago

    You know, the more I study religion in its different forms, and the deeper I get into my spirituality, the more I realize that every religion is doing the same things...and they're worshiping and following the same being. That being is the one power...the power that's in all of us, the power that's everywhere...the energy that can't be destroyed. That being, the one, has but many different names. And to me, it's sad that everyone should argue over which name is the right name and which book is the right book about the one power. I've come to find that I would like to accept everyone's beliefs, as everyone is right in their own way and for their own path.

    1. brittanytodd profile image91
      brittanytoddposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I totally agree.  I have been thinking this for years. Thanks for putting it out there.

      1. profile image0
        Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        + 1

        1. kittythedreamer profile image95
          kittythedreamerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          brittany & emile - Blessings to both of you. Thank you.

    2. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice. I've been saying this for about 20 years now. smile Welcome to my world.

      I believe God thinks of the different religious organizations as different languages, or different flavors.

      1. kittythedreamer profile image95
        kittythedreamerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Mikel - Awesome to hear it!

    3. emrldphx profile image61
      emrldphxposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've often quoted C.S. Lewis in 'The Voyage of The Dawn Treader'. Lucy asks Aslan if she will see him again, and he responds telling her 'In your world, I am known by another name.'

      I think God gave us different religions to help us learn about diversity, acceptance, and understanding.

      1. kittythedreamer profile image95
        kittythedreamerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        emrldphx - Very good point and I always thought that about that particular line of the movie, as well. Thanks!

      2. A Troubled Man profile image61
        A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That was a massive failure on His part. Anyone can see that if you send different and contradictory commands to various groups of people while spewing hatred towards the other groups, they are going to war. And, that's exactly what happened and is continuing to happen.

        How is that going to foster acceptance and understanding? lol

    4. profile image69
      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The founders of all the revealed truthful religions had followings common in them:

      1.Belief in the Creator God.
      2.Belief in the angels; who bring His message for the guidance of the human being.
      3.Word revealed from Him.
      4.The person who received the Word or message from the Creator God.

      This needs to be understood correctly.

      1. kittythedreamer profile image95
        kittythedreamerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't even know how to reply to this post...

        1. profile image69
          paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What difficulty you find there?

  2. aka-dj profile image79
    aka-djposted 5 years ago

    Sorry to burst everyone's bubble.

    Jesus turned religion on it's head.
    Nothing good came out!

    HE IS THE WAY.

    THERE IS NO OTHER!

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is my point. What Jesus taught and what Caesars churches teach aren't the same thing.

      Jesus teaches acceptence of diversity. Caesars churches teach conformity (using Jesus' name and the 'Heaven and Hell' concepts to create that obedience and conformity).

      1. profile image69
        paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sure they are different; the Church is responsible for cocealing the true teachings of Jesus and his deeds.

        What acts of Paul instead of acts of Jesus?

      2. kittythedreamer profile image95
        kittythedreamerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Mikel - Agreed! Funny that my point was that no one way is right and that we shouldn't argue...and yet, someone wants to argue. Sad, isn't it?

    2. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Totally agree with you. smile

  3. leahlefler profile image99
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    kittythedreamer, have you ever read The Life of Pi? It is an excellent book - and explores the idea that different stories (allegories) are told to convey the same events. The main character in the book lives in India and becomes Christian, Muslim, and Hindu - which works out until his parents and the relevant religious leaders learn of his attendance to all three churches.

    1. kittythedreamer profile image95
      kittythedreamerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Leah - I'll have to check that out...sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  4. profile image0
    icountthetimesposted 5 years ago

    I very much agree with this, which is why it makes me sad when there are religious conflicts. People ought to concentrate on what they have in common and not obsess over differences.

    1. profile image69
      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this
 
working