posted on May, 10 2009 @ 11:28 PM
Perhaps a different approach to this question could expand the level of thought on this subject.
As it stands the books and the collection of words that make up those books are just a representation of the deeper esoteric teachings that are the
foundation of the beliefs expressed in the books, words and sermons.
What I'm saying is.. we aren't necessarily picking or choosing the "correct" religion because I think that is an erroneous way of approaching the
The problem being "is this or that the correct religion" ?
Much like the rest of the objects and things around us, the names and labels we give those objects and things do not make the labels true or
Language is not experience.
A Cat doesn't become more of a cat because someone calls it a cat, nor does it become more dog like if someone were to call it a dog.
Much in the same way that the books, words and sermons don't make people buddhist, christian or muslim, even imitating the advice and language inside
those books don't make you a buddhist or a christian or a muslim because those are themselves just words.
I think religion can be a great tool in it's current state because it shows us that no-matter how precise we think we are with our language it is
just a trivial label, a cloud in the sky, something that changes with time.
Perhaps when we move away from the solidity, certainty and faith that we have in words we can recognize the truth behind many of those words, sermons
and books, realizing that the words, ideas, concepts do not exist as christian, muslim or buddhist ideas but are flesh and blood people, without that
the words are unheard, unread and dead.