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All Religions are Same

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posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 03:56 PM
Religious differences has caused too many wars, so
which religion is the right one for the world?
The Corporate Religion. If they can make money off it
they will market it.

I currently don't believe in any religion. Yes I know some think
I will go to hell. But if any religion is willing to make a profit off
everyone how does that work? The money is not going towards
feeding the poor, sheltering the poor, it is going in the pocket
of big corporations.

Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda some know him some don't,
he is the pastor with the 666 tattoo. He is no pastor, he is a business man.

"He says he has a church-paid salary of $136,000 but lives more lavishly than that. During an interview, he showed off a diamond-encrusted Rolex to a CNN crew and said he has three just like them. He travels in armored Lexuses and BMWs, he says, for his safety. All are gifts from his devoted followers."

IF any Religion needs it's own bank then I say screw them!

"When the Lateran Treaty was written, one of its clauses redefined the canon sin of usury, to not mean gains from money lending, but rather simply profiting "exorbitantly". This enabled the Vatican Bank to become a true bank, with all the profitability that it implies. Mussolini further gave the new Vatican Bank approximately $80 million to begin with."

Sheesh $80 million to begin huh? I feel sorry for all the sheep being
led by a blind leader.
I do believe in a God. I do not believe in anything written anymore.
None of us should have to kneel and worship anyone other
then God, because in the end it is God who will decide what happens
not the pope, rabbi, Sheikh, it is God, Our God.
No human is superior to another, so I will not kneel or kiss the hand
of another human.

posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 05:43 PM
How about Taoism? I have never heard of a war caused by Taoists. There are no Taoist extremists (I was derailed on my way to becoming the first. Lucky world!
) and no sects to get all sectarian on people.

Have a look here:

We believe in the formless and eternal Tao, and we recognize all personified deities as being mere human constructs. We reject hatred, intolerance, and unnecessary violence, and embrace harmony, love and learning, as we are taught by Nature. We place our trust and our lives in the Tao, that we may live in peace and balance with the Universe, both in this mortal life and beyond." Creed of the Western Reform Taoist Congregation

I'm not one of them, but it's hardly a call to arms, is it?

Read the Chuang Tzu or the Tao Te Ching.

Here's a link to the Chuang
Here's a link to a fair PD translation of the Tao Te
Here's a link to the Legge translation of the I Ching:
And here's a link to the Richard Wilhelm
And one for the Ta

All of these are well worth reading.

posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 07:54 PM
It's true, I'm mostly speaking about mainstream religion.

posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 08:03 PM
Not mainstream?!

You mean not Western, then? A billion people in China, and you think Taoism isn't mainstream for them? In actual fact the Chinese have inherited more from Taoism than other religion. It can trace its roots back 5000 years and more, and would be considered the ultimate mainstream religion in China. Even in the west, you would be surprised how many Taoists there are flaoting around. You just don't hear them prosletysing. Much.

posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 08:09 PM

Religion Population Percent(%) Rank (1-10)

1) Christians (total 2-6) 1,955,229,000 33.7 1
2) Roman Catholics 981,465,000 16.9
3) Protestants 404,020,000 7.0
4) Orthodox 218,350,000 3.8
5) Anglicans 69,136,000 1.2
6) Other Christians 282,258,000 4.9
7) Muslims 1,126,325,000 19.4 2
8) Non-religious 886,929,000 15.3 3
9) Hindus 793,076,000 13.7 4
10) Buddhists 325,275,000 5.6 5
11) Atheists 222,195,000 5.6 6
12) Chinese folk religionists 220,971,000 3.8 7
13) New Religionists 106,016,000 1.8 8
14) Ethnic Religionists 102,945,000 1.8 9
15) Sikhs 19,508,000 0.3 10
16) Jews 13,866,000 0.2
17) Spiritists 10,293,000 0.2
18) Baha'is 6,404,000 0.1
19) Confucians 5,086,000 0.1
20) Jains 4,920,000 0.1
21) Shintoists 2,898,000 --
22) Other Religionists 1,952,000 --
23) Parsees 191,000 --
24) Mandeans 45,000 --

Taoism is not as mainstream it is only .04% of the world's population,
whereas Christianity 33%, Roman Catholics 16% and you can see the rest
for yourself.

posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 08:15 PM
This reminds me of the old saying, "God is too big to fit in one religion." I'm an atheist, and believe organized religion to be one of the Three Evils of Society as I call them. The only religions which do not become corrupted by the love of money or power are those which are not actual religions but are philosophies. I have not researched Taoism much, but I would venture a guess that it's more a philosophy than a religion, please correct me if I'm wrong.

I truly believe that any religion led or organized by man is destined to be corrupt. Therefore I only lend any level of legitimacy to philosophies, which leave the set of literal beliefs up to the individual.

(Edit was done to remove the words "see my blog" from the sentence about the Three Evils of Society. I intended to post my blog about the Three, but I cannot sign in to my blog for some reason.)

[edit on 23/7/07 by an3rkist]

posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 08:32 PM
Anar3ist - Not really. As with any other religion, there are philosophical believers and practical believers that worship in temples and there are Taoist monks and monastaries. There is even Taoist Thunder Magic.

Equinox99 - What? Where did you get 0.4 from? Did you not see Chinese folk religionists at 3.8 percent? Taoism IS the folk religion of China. So there are slightly less than atheists, and more than Orthodox Christians? Is Orthodox Christianity not mainstream? Where's your cut-off?

I suggest you revise the title of this thread. It should read either "All Christian religions are the same" or "All Western religions are quite similar really when you think about it" for a hint of accuracy, rather than the sweeping and innaccurate generalisation it currently has.

[edit on 23-7-2007 by Karilla]

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