ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Are All Religions Equal?

Updated on April 13, 2022

In this politically correct world that we live in, just asking this question can be dangerous and controversial. However, I am still of the opinion that ideas and thoughts should be discussed, argued and won or lost based on their merits. Not all ideas are equal therefore not all religions are equal. Religions are simply a summary of ideas about a world view. One definition given at is: A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature and purpose of the universe, another: the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices.

A religion does not have to have a church building, nor does it have to have traditions and holidays, all a religion needs is a group of adherents and a world view. We sometimes err when we consider certain established religions like Catholicism, Lutheranism or the Judaism religions and then fail to recognize that Atheism, Humanism and Hedonism are also religions.

If a group of ideas held by a group of people are evil then I would venture to say that that religion is evil or bad and not at all equal to the more altruistic religions and philosophies. Furthermore, if the worldview or religion advocates criminal behavior not only should they be prevented from growing but they should be opposed. Let me say this again, THERE SHOULD BE NO FREEDOM OF RELIGION FOR RELIGIONS THAT ADVOCATE CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR!

The Nazi world view fits this example as would Satanism and Islam. If a group of ideas held by a group of people are good then I would venture to say that that religion is good. Not every religion is as easily categorized as the Nazi's, Satanism or Islam. However, I think that one can take the majority views of a particular religion and compare that with reality and morality and come up with a decent answer. If a particular set of beliefs supports sacrifice of self, love of others and an encouragement of good works, that would be a good religion, at least in my book. Christianity fits the bill (although I must say I am biased :). Whether a religion helps the weak, supports the poor, has historical veracity and tolerates those who don't believe...all these things should be considered when judging whether a religion is good for individuals and for society, not all religions are equal.

We live in a pluralistic society with many views, cultures and ways of life. The scale of philosophical and religious thought is long. Although the intensity and variety of religions have increased I still believe that everyone has an inalienable right to believe what they want. That doesn't mean that since we have the right to believe whatever we desire that those beliefs are all equal or good. If someone thinks that their religion gives them the right to harm another person that religion should be opposed.

Jesus said by their fruits (actions) you shall know them. Not all people who name the name of Christ are Christians, however if you look at what the Christian teachings encourage and what Jesus did I think you can surmise that it is a good religion. On the other hand if the teachings of a particular religion are evil, if the leader of a religion advocates evil and if it's adherents do evil one can assume that it is on the far end of the scale. As Christians we are told to test the spirits, that not every spirit comes from God. To test a spirit means to make a judgment, just because we tolerate variant views does not mean that those views are true and/or good. There is a huge chasm between tolerance and acceptance. Just because we should tolerate different ideas, philosophies and religions does not mean we should accept them as good or true. I'm afraid that in the desire to be politically correct, accepted and even “intellectual” this truth has been lost. The greater good is not in acceptance, nor in toleration (for in the acceptance of evil you are committing evil) but in finding and following the TRUTH.

**If you would like to earn money writing for hub-pages click here:

Do you believe that all religions are equal?

See results

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)