posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 04:00 AM
I propose that it is not only possible, but likely, that all religions are simultaneously true and false and here's why.
There are many myths in the world. No educated person can deny that most of these are fables at best, and should not be accepted as authentic accounts
of the past. However, there are some myths that are so widespread and similar that it should not be ruled out that they are started on a foundation of
some sort of truth. For example, many cultures have myths about great floods and/or mass extinctions before ever there was a thought of
Many world religions are based on people whose lives have become either legendary or entirely mythical. All of these people had one message. Do unto
others. The golden rule. This is the foundation of peace and all the world's peaceful religions. Some thought they could build this rule into a
kingdom using a complete denial of self and this took root. Others thought that they could force others to follow the rule, what they called Law, or
face punishment, and this also took root. All of them had the same foundation "Do unto others" but they added their own word to the end. "Do unto
others nothing" or "Do unto others because if you don't" or "Do unto others if they do not do unto you." They all followed the golden rule, but
they all added to it, distorting its message. The messages were never wrong, but they said different things to different people, and this is why there
are so many voices saying the same thing in different ways.
If I accept this interpretation of basic religion as true, then I can open my mind to believe that perhaps the ones who started this religion were all
followers of the same truth, but gave it their own shape and flavor, to reach the audience that the other voices could not reach.