You're aware, of course, that what you're spouting in the OP is in fact... wait for it...
I understand the intent and general thrust of your post, but it's horribly misguided. You claim that there is beauty in diversity, but then in the
same breath say that "believe in evolution or creation, it doesn't matter"...
You've essentially violated your own premise there.
If in fact creation and evolution are both valid viewpoints, then they do very much matter; the diversity in those opinions should be celebrated, not
negated... beside which, they cannot both possibly be true... relativism is a fallacy. To say that Christians and Muslims believe the same thing is
patently false; to say that creationism and evolution are both equally valid is also false, because they are essentially, inextricably contradictory.
So while your "rant" (for want of a better word) is interesting, and while I understand the thrust of your argument, you've essentially written
several paragraps of... fluff.
Even your comment that "we are all one consciousness experiencing ourselves subjectively" isn't something that is agreed upon; in fact, the majority
of religions and viewpoints would disagree vehemently with that viewpoint. So if you're going to try to find a common ground upon which to build; a
platform upon which a peaceful coexistence can be constructured, you'll have to do better than that.
You could always reduce it down to the simplest common denominator: we're all human. If there is inherent dignity in that, an inherent worth and
value, then surely that is reason enough to respect one another in all things? Even there though, you can run into issues; after all, if evolution
and nihilism have taught us anything, it's that we're simply the product of random chance, that we don't matter at all, and that life is futile. Ah
yes, it's all so very convoluted.
But even there, even if you did manage to have every human being agree that there was inherent value in 'mere humanity', and respect themselves and
each other on that basis alone, you still wouldn't manage to remove "isms"... because respect upholds, rather than negates, the right to different
viewpoints, and therein lies the problem. As a Christian, I respect your right to express yourself as you have. I express the rights of my friends
to believe in my God or no God, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Krishna, a greater consciousness, or no consciousness at all. But that doesn't mean that I
have to agree with them or their beliefs. In fact, I'll tell you flat out that I believe them to be wrong. But I'll certainly fight for their right
to believe whatever it is they wish to believe, for precisely the reason that I believe that God gave us all the free will to choose Him... or
So it seems, either way, you're a little screwed.
Still, it was an interesting read.
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