Reasons Why Religion is the Wall Which Separates Us!
Love is my Religion
All Paths Lead to the Truth
Is it possible the reason we are divided in race, politics, gender and all other areas is because of our religions? What would prompt me to ask this question? Think about it, religion itself is divided, each religion proclaims they are the only way to our divine creator. This leads us to believe one religion is better than the other. If we believe this about our religion, we will carry this mindset into every area of our lives. If we believe only our religion is the way to our divine creator, we will separate ourselves, because if my religion is right then yours must be wrong. Don’t agree with this statement? If someone were to claim you wrong, wouldn’t you try to prove your right? When we have a need to prove others wrong and ourselves right, we cause arguments and division.
How can only one religion be the way to God? Don’t they all express the same love of our divine creator? Don’t they all lead you to a higher source, but use different practices to lead you there? We can use our own lives as an example for this question, because we each have our own individual paths and journeys. Did you take the same path or journey as someone else to get where you are? Does this mean the path you took was the wrong path?
Love has no Religion
If God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent, how can only one religion contain the truth and be the only path to God?
The definition of omnipresent is: widely or constantly encountered or as commonly known our God is everywhere
The definition of omnipotent is: having unlimited power; able to do anything
The definition of omniscient is: knowing everything
If these definitions are true and God is everywhere and in all things, then one religion could not be the only way to God. What would happen if we decided to learn from each other’s religion? Maybe we would realize, our individual religions all contain some truth and not one is entirely the whole truth. I say some truth because whenever we have a need to be right, we naturally add and take away certain artifacts to make our case.
Let’s see how this original division has trickled down into race, gender, and politics.
Race – We have created a divide between our races and I am not sure when this divide occurred, but somewhere in history whites decided blacks should be slaves. Once slavery was abolished this caused even more tension because blacks wanted equal rights, but segregation would not allow this. There was already an attitude of superiority amongst the whites, because although blacks were free they were slaves in their eyes. When integration was allowed in comes the rise of the KKK, because again there is a superiority complex amongst the whites. Most recently with the police issues with killing blacks, we now have created a campaign of only certain lives matter. We are all created beings and not one race is more supreme or more important than the other. We can also point out the holocaust as well when Hitler decided to perform a genocide on Jews in Germany.
Gender – We have created a divide between men and women by saying one is more superior than the other. We were both created by our creator and were both made in the creator’s image and if we were both created in our creator’s image, one cannot be greater than the other. We both are needed and were created to help and serve one another.
Politics – We have created a divide which says one political party is better than the other and just like religion they all have some truth in them. Neither party provides us with the whole truth and they are not 100% who they say they are. We only know what is displayed for us to see, and they typically say one thing for our vote and then when they are in office they do another.
The world is changed by your example not your opinion ~ Paul Coehlo.
We are a nation which has consistently judged others, defined one another, sought control over each other and we love others based on conditional love. We want others to follow our lead, but are no longer interested in being led or guided by our higher source. We would rather follow behind a pastor, bishop, a POTUS or someone else, but when we are instructed to seek our creator for guidance this is a big fat resounding NO! We all are special and needed in this world and if this was not the case, I don’t think we would be inhabiting this beautiful earth together. What we have done is created a God in our own image, instead of being a creation created in Gods image. We have created a God who loves unconditionally into a God who loves based on conditions. We were created to be individuals and we have created a God that no longer gives us the right to choose and the right to think. We have exchanged our power to inspire and evolve into a world that thrives on the power to control and define others. If our divine creator wanted us all to think, look, act, and believe the same, we would all be the same. We are individuals and therefore no one person, religion, race, political party or gender will ever be the only truth or supreme being. Maybe if we all took the time to study other religions we would see they are all based on the same principles and those principles are: love, joy, peace, compassion, kindness, goodness, humility, and self-control. Maybe once we do this, we can all agree to disagree and end the wars on religion, race, gender and all other wars.
The Great Teachers
If you are tired of the state of the world today, be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Ghandi
Can President Trump bring our nation back together as he proposed in his speech? Whether he can or not is not the question, I think the question should be are we willing to help him accomplish this task? The only way President Trump will accomplish bringing this nation back together is with our help, but we cannot provide any help if we continue to divide ourselves amongst each other. Election time was a big shift in hate against Trump supporters and Clinton supporters, but it seems like it has only become worse since inauguration. Whether you are a Trump supporter or not, it does not change the fact that he is now the President of the United States of America. If you live in America then he is your president like it or not, but turning a blind eye and going against him is not going to bring our nation back together as one. The only way our nation can and will change is when WE THE PEOPLE decide to change our views and our beliefs. When WE THE PEOPLE decide to put our differences aside and unite in love and not war.
Complaining about anything you do not like does not solve the problem it only makes your problems worse. Don’t agree with this statement? What happens if someone pisses you off and you get upset and complain about it, does your attitude change or does it make it worse? It makes it worse, so instead of us constantly going around complaining about every issue we don’t agree with why not change our attitude about the issue. I am not saying agree with it, but change your thinking about the issue, because no man or woman can change or save our nation. WE THE PEOPLE have the power to do this on our own, but until we eliminate our need to control others and our need to have others control us, we will not realize the freedom which we seek. Once we as individuals begin to love ourselves unconditionally, then we can love our neighbor unconditionally and this will begin to bring us together in unconditional love for one another. Maybe once we all come together in unconditional love we will begin to see, we are all the same except for our differences, and therefore we should accept our differences. I don’t believe our focus should be on the road we take to get to our destination, if we all arrive there safely and in love together.
We The People
© 2017 Ayonna Suttles