Religions and their similarities

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  1. If the cultural influences and their respective rituals of every religion were eliminated, all most of the religions will appear to be very similar in nature.
  2. Every prophet of every religion appears to have preached almost identical sets of beliefs and behaviors. Concepts of peace, love, sin, forgiveness, tolerance, and praying to the creator all seem to be identical.
  3. After every prophet seemed to have only preached peace and divinity before they died, it appears that the people who took on the immediate leadership of their followers had more influence in how the social conduct, concept of the religion, political structure, and rituals be structured. At times many of these value sets were not necessarily akin to the preaching’s of the prophet but more aligned to the political systems and regional power plays.
  4. Every religion over the years had its share of power struggle, wars, killings, and destruction carried by the then leaders and oppositions in the name of religion but in the interest of strategic power and economic gains.
  5. Every religions system in the modern world have several sects and sub sects with difference of opinions. Similarly all of these religions also have both extremes of liberals and fundamentalists.
  6. There are more similarities among many of the religions, concept of sin and good, praying, faith and rituals than differences.
  7. The problem with many religion is that the leaderships demand blind followership and obedience than intelligent thinking people.
  8. The difference between people are often due to the misunderstanding that the religions and the faith stands in contrast to each other’s values. But in reality it’s the cultural beliefs and rituals that are different and the values are often very similar.
  9. Animosity between different faiths is a direct result of the leaderships’ political agendas and how they have used religion as an excuse to divide, deflect and deviate the public from their true political and personal economic agenda.
  10. Fact: Many people are fully aware of these religious similarities and the need to be intelligent thinkers and to coexist with mutual respect and tolerance. Yet they often choose to indulge in misunderstanding, hate and prejudice by being blind followers. Also many prefer to put on a show of their religion in terms of their attire and rituals as opposed to inspiring others by their character, wisdom, kindness and love.

 

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