reply to post by loam
Of all the people who "claim" to believe in a God, I don't think they know or can say his name.
So to me, when someone says Allah, I automatically think GOD.
Just like when someone says "pop" I know they are talking about soda.
Ye Hawa? Who the heck is that? Ur? Jeshua? In Judaism, they are even prohibited from saying or even spelling this name out. I guess, what I am trying
to say is, if you believe in one deity you may as well believe in them all. Supreme Beings, if there truly is ONE for us, are interchangeable. I think
we can agree (if there is one, it is only one) it isn't a team of Gods...but who knows?
Generally only one of those described in various cultures is responsible for human creation. Just as we all can't be wrong in that case, (meaning
there are commonalities that suggest some grain of truth) we all can't possibly be right. No matter what truth there may be, it is certainly bound to
be grossly, perhaps even FUNDAMENTALLY misunderstood
. Maybe offering clues to why religions, near all of them, with the possible exception of
Buddhism, have their UGLY sides?
Worse than that, the confusion over faith and origins IS USED by some branches and sects of organized religions AND CAPITALIZED ON to LORD over
This is not to say there are not GOOD sects within each faith who understand the central message of LOVE and practice it within their faith, be it
Christian, Muslim or Jew. The lovers who GET THE MESSAGE should conglomerate. Christians together with Muslim and Jews. Fight those who read only the
hatred and forget the command to love, have mercy, show patience and tolerance...but I digress.
God.... Allah.... Buddha..... Jesus, Krishna and Mohammed.....What's the difference?
They are ways of saying the same thing. The only differences are:
a) COGNIZANCE: Probably great misunderstanding of the actual God (If any) or what ever mystery either took place or we are told took place (by perhaps
higher ups at the time and it is a belief that has gone unquestioned) What I am saying is that whatever the truth is, you can reasonably bet we got it
wrong in the retelling. Like the game of "Gossip" proves; when you tell a story over and over, it changes and eventually becomes unrecognizable from
the original tale.
b) LANGUAGE: The language initially used to describe what is likely the very same God, or happening creates 3 separate stories of creation and belief.
They are more than likely the same story IN 3 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.
c) LOGISTICS: Regional and cultural differences making it seem like these 3 main theologies are different when in fact they are renditions of the same
truth (or lie) and simply told from the vantage point of WHERE YOU WERE WHEN IT HAPPENED.
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