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One Ring to Rule Them All

  1. kephrira profile image58
    kephriraposted 8 years ago

    There is an idea called the 'perennial philosophy' which says that there is one common underlying spiritual truth which all religions come from. Do you think there could ever be an objective religion, or a religion of basic principles or something which could unite all other religions?

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        No, because God has too many definitions

      1. kephrira profile image58
        kephriraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        But what about a kind of 'meta-definition' capable of validating seemingly opposing definitions? There are examples of apparent paradoxes in physics where two apprently very different things are seen to be two side of the coin of a deeper truth.

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Religion is not physics

    2. Shaul Stein profile image55
      Shaul Steinposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah.....

      Barak Obama! lol    mad

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        cosetteposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        haha...riding in on his magic unicorn to smite our enemies big_smile wink

        http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb19/annachiaretta/obama_unicorn_rainbow.jpg

  2. RooBee profile image81
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Maybe if the ONLY rule was: "Be good to others." Unfortunately 'be good' could probably be interpreted a thousand different ways. *sigh*

    1. anujagarwal profile image66
      anujagarwalposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well said RooBee, I think this could only be the RULE. But again you are right, everyone has their own definitions.

  3. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    I don't think so.  Religion is man made to be a form of control and no religion is going to compromise, they may tolerate and recognize other religions but they will never give up their control.

    1. kephrira profile image58
      kephriraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with that actually - a large number of people would never compromise no matter what, but the fact that people don't accept a truth doesn't mean it isn't there.

  4. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I think there could be, but I don't any religion is ever going to get rid of the practices/beliefs that differentiate it from other religions; because, by virtue of its being a religion, people think it would be evil to get rid of some of that stuff - and so, there's no hope (at least not for a long, long, time).   lol  For some reason, "Hey, all we faithful folks believe in God, and none of us believing in hurting anyone or the world" doesn't fly in religious circles.   smile

  5. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Poor Barack Obama....  He's getting - like - Bush's whole eight years' worth of enmity toward him condensed down in a few months.  That was one short honeymoon.

  6. RooBee profile image81
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Will those who claim that Obama has screwed the entire country up in a matter of months also give him full credit when things start to get better....? Doubtful. We'll probably hear about how he's lame and not doing anything. The man is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
    Not even giving the man even a smidgen of a chance speaks volumes about folks.
    Sorry, digressed to politics...darn you Lisa HW (j/k)!

 
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