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I have studied 2 of the Abrahamaic religions - none the wiser as to the greater meaning of life.
That is not the purpose of religion
The theory of relativity tells us there is no absolute frame of reference.
the absolute truth that exists beyond mind.
Kālī is the feminine form of "time" or "the fullness of time" with the masculine noun "kāla"—and by extension, time as "changing aspect of nature that bring things to life or death."
Kālī is also the feminine form of Kāla, an epithet of Shiva, and thus the consort of Shiva.
She is often regarded as the Shakti of Shiva, and is closely associated with him in various Puranas.
So religion was written to inspire faith to be one with the absolute truth that exists beyond mind.
How were they then birthed? Did they not have parents?
As God’s People, you find yourselves at the moment foretold: the fulfillment of the revelations that have been declared by our King and Lord Jesus Christ and our Queen and Mother of heaven and earth, so that you might prepare, understanding the seriousness of what is coming to pass due to man’s pride.
My definition of religion is as the tie that provides the bond between individual to individual, to society, and to the World as a whole. The bond therefore can be seen as God, even if the God is not named.
My favourite Hindu God is Tara. A female bodhisattva which is also admired in Buddhism. I tend to follow Khadro-la, the State Oracle of Tibet. But don't limit myself to any one religion.
I'll be a bit more specific - the purpose of religion is a control mechanism.