Personally I believe most religions are the same religion. At least of the western religions. They almost all have the same core values. I think the story just changed as people moved. Just as if you have 3 people witness something and then they don't talk to one another. If you go up and ask them what they saw you will get the same basic story in different variations.
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Last edited at 5:23PM on 9/23/2012
Yes, if you believe a religion, you also believe all other religions aren't true, so long as they contradict each other. Most religions do. To answer your question, the people of different religions don't mindlessly slaughter each other. Some disdain others, some hate them, some pity them. I'm dangling on the edge of Christianity and Atheism for this very reason. What people fail to understand is that every single religion has flaws. Just because it makes enough sense for you to believe it doesn't make it perfect.
Exactly. If my religion is true then all others are false. If atheism is true then all beliefs with gods are false. If God is real then all beliefs without gods are false. personally I believe Christianity is true therefore I believe all other beliefs are false.
No, that is not correct. The fact that I believe my religion is true does not mean that I think other people's religions is wrong. An analogy would be a car accident. The accident happens in only one way. But ask any police officer, if there are five witnesses to an accident, you will often have five different versions of what happened. The fact that one person's perception of the accident is different than the other four does not mean that they are wrong. Each person perceives it different. Still there is only one accident. The same with understanding God. I have studied all the Abrahamic religions, and some eastern religion. I could have settled on any one of them. I would have followed their teachings, and understood God through their theology. Just as with the witnesses to the car accident, my witness of God would be based upon my perceptions. God is unchanged by how I, or anyone perceive him. We may all perceive Him in our own unique ways. That does not make us wrong. But like the witnesses to the accident we are sure our perception is right, it is our testimony, it is our witness. The fact that other people's witness and testimonies are different does not change our certainty of our perception or our understanding, and it most certainly does not change the nature of the thing we are witnessing. We are all right together. Just like all the car witnesses testified that there was a car accident, So too do all believers testify that there is a God. Their differing perceptions do not change the nature or reality of God.
If you believe in God, you just have to check out all the religions and join the one you feel most comfortable in. Whatever one you choose, don't just believe anything they say...keep an open mind...but question everything. You have to find your own way.
Logically, it's not possible for all the major world religions to be valid ways to God. As seen in the verses above, Christianity states that the God of the Bible is the only true God and salvation is only possible by accepting Christ as Savior and Lord. Judaism states that the God of the Torah/Old Testament is the only true God, but that Jesus is not the Messiah, putting it directly at odds with Christianity. Jesus either is the Messiah, or he is not. If he is, Judaism is not a valid way to God; if he is not, Christianity is not a valid way to God. The mutual exclusion only grows when other religions are added: Islam says that Allah is the only true God, and that anyone who says Christ is the Son of God will be condemned (Qur'an, 5:72, 9:30). Furthermore, if religions other than Christianity are valid ways to God, then one of Christianity's basic principles is false; in that case, can it still be said to be a valid, trustworthy religion? (See also 1 Cor 15:14-19.) (con in comments)
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Last edited at 8:32AM on 9/24/2012
Truth is uniform. A truth in Rome, can't be a lie in India. Now we know that at the foundation of every religion, of all worship, is the pale and bloodless face of fear. Now we know that all religions and all sacred books have been naturally produced -- all born of ignorance, fear and cunning. Everything was miraculous and mysterious. The easy deduction with which one knows that all other religion are false MUST convince him to severely reject his own religion as false too.
One answer given was saying "exactly that's why I'm atheist" and for me, I believe too, that there is only one way . But, instead of being atheist, I prayed and read from the Bible. According to scripture, there is only one way to be reconciled to God. It is through Jesus, God's Son. And, although many denominations have some variations, the Way, according to scripture, states that Jesus is the Way. The common denominator should be Jesus and according to the Bible. I believe the Bible and that is why I believe this way. So, if Salvation is through Jesus, I believe it is true. If not, then yes, I believe it is false. Not by opinion, but by scripture.
I believe in paganism because it was in being befor any other religeon.there is a ton of evidence to back this up.the most ancient of art work ever found was of pagan dieties.if the Christian ect,god was acctualy real,all of paganism would have been wiped out by the crusades!there is physical evidence that the pagan gods exist.the wiccan and other paths have endured stronger than any one besides our kind know.this is proof that paganism(Wicca ect;)is real.!blessed be^_^