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.
I totally agree. I have been thinking this for years. Thanks for putting it out there.
Nice. I've been saying this for about 20 years now. Welcome to my world.
I believe God thinks of the different religious organizations as different languages, or different flavors.
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.
emrldphx - Very good point and I always thought that about that particular line of the movie, as well. Thanks!
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?
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.
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!
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).
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?
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?
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.
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.
by mischeviousme 9 years ago
I am not saying this litterally, I just think that the ideas are very much the same. Buddha saved us from desire and Jesus saved us from our sins. The idea is that the early Hindu and Buddhist teaching, spread west and were adapted to fit the culture. In India and China, the Buddhas were...
by sandra rinck 12 years ago
I like to get waist deep into the study of religions, I even often times get swept up in certain aspects of some and then sound a trumpet like a fanatic... it happens, what can I say.But what bothers me about most of them... Monotheistic ones is that they all say:This is the true religion and Jesus...
by paarsurrey 9 years ago
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by Rham Dhel 8 years ago
What kind of a person a person who claims that the god/s of all religions is/are same?Does he really believe it or he's just saying it to be safe?
by Poon Poi Ming 6 years ago
Are followers of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam praying to the same God?According to their scriptures, they are supposed to be praying to the same God but how is it that their teachings are so disparate?
by MP50 9 years ago
God is the Begining and the End, creator of all things, meaning everything! No disrespect meant here, how can some of us question this?Why is it so difficult for some people to see this truth? If you are a non believer in God or Jesus, what are your thoughts on His teachings? Surely the teachings...
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