Aren’t All Religions The Same?
And with a single phrase one brushes away all the years and years of individuals in different countries, on different continents, in different ages, and a plethora of different levels of understanding that make up the totality of religions we see in the world today, and in the past.
After looking into Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, and Wicca, I went to Islam and I studied Islam for six months, I learned the 5 Pillars, I learned the entire life of Muhammad, I learned the Hadith, and I could tell I was closer, it fit with my conservative upbringing, but other things in Islam just didn’t sit well, so I moved on, and ended up studying Judaism, then Kabbalah, then I found myself back at Christianity, but I first explored Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses, all seemed like they had something, but were still not right…..so I took out my bible that my parents had bought me when I was 13 years old, for my birthday I wanted an earring, so they agreed to let me get my ear pierced if I also got a Thompson Chain Reference bible to study. Well it took 14 years, but here I was, and so the one thing I know for a fact is that all religions are not the same. (Exodus 19:5; Deut 14:2; 1 Peter 2:9; Titus 2:14) most aren’t even striving for the same thing, Buddhist are trying to escape Samsara, which is to say hurt and pain, so they don’t even take a stance on whether god exists they just want to live a perfectly balanced life so that they can die and the pain of living ends. Hindus want to achieve Nirvana through a series of lives following their own personal god of choice, but this is done through works and prayers. Islam means Submission, putting yourself under god and doing just one more good than bad in life in order to escape eternal hell fire. Get ten people in a room and try to get them all to agree on anything, now tell me how all religions are the same?