posted on May, 20 2006 @ 02:46 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this. Just wanted to see if anyone out there shared my opinions on the evolution of religious sects. I agree I have left
out many historical facts to support, but if need be I have them all upstairs (head).
Christians. Jews. Muslims. Hindus. Buddhists. Pagans. Mormans. Gnostics. And all the others. There is only one true expression within all of these
different sects. And that is culture. Culture defines our beliefs more than any other known factor. Not to discredit the missionaries that travel into
foriegn culture to lobby their deities, but they are only changing a cultural habit into something anew. It is my belief that each soul is responsible
for their own journey and judgement. That said, each culture has progressively redefined that truth to more of a territorial, my god is better than
your god attitude. I believe this is a result of conflict with our animal and universal instincts. Animals are territorial. But if they are forced to
live in captivity, through time they become associable. Which guides me to my point. If each and every religion was to try to understand each
religious sect, minus the cultural differences, and territorial egotistical differences, I belive we would find that each religious entity is related
to one absolute God.
I can understand some peoples sentiment would be recoiled from hearing the surface of this message. But my response would be to look at the history of
religion from each point of view. If you cut the cultural fat away from it, we are all in love with the same creator. The only problems occur when the
cultural radicals, refuse to look passed their animal insticts. Oh, yeah, and some make themselves vessels for evil, when they believe their doing
their Gods work. Oh yeah again, they like to profit a little too. ;-)
Side note: For every other religion that is in complete conflict with yours, I can find a soul from that culture that you would love unconditionally.
We are our own religions. When we all realize that our relationship with God is inside and not in the words of some shiny figure, the world will be a
better place. That much I'm sure of. Peace.