There are hundreds of different religions in this world. While some are more popular, and I would say dominant. Others are just as powerful for smaller groups of people.
Who is your Religious Inspiration?
“While this may come as a surprise, Jesus wasn’t a Christian, Buddha wasn’t a Buddhist, and Mohammed wasn’t a Muslim. They were Divine spiritual beings. They taught truth, excluded no one, and loved humanity with all its faults.”
Studying a number of religions myself and searching for answers to some pivotal questions in my life has led me to choose spirituality over religion. I’m not suggesting that this is the “correct” way. I believe every path is individual and secret, and people find God in many different ways.
Love Is In The Core Of Every Religion.
Most religions have love at its core, and that love is what attracts most people. People search for love, and when they find God they find love.
The challenge I see with many religions is – behind every religious organization is its desire to control.
While this may come as a surprise, Jesus wasn’t a Christian, Buddha wasn’t a Buddhist, and Mohammed wasn’t a Muslim. They were Divine spiritual beings. They taught the truth, excluded no one, and loved humanity with all its faults.
After they left the earth, their truths were collected and organized. Men started using these truths for personal gain and power. Mass murders, holy wars, and jihads all took place in the name of “God.”
Today, many religious organizations separate people rather than connect them. They say, “If you don’t believe in God the way I do, then you are wrong and unworthy of my or God’s love. My way is the only way to God.”
God doesn’t exclude anyone. Therefore, a religious organization that does exclude
Knows No God.
Rules, Separation, and Danger.
I remember being a teenager when my mother was hit by a car. While she recovered in the ICU, I went to a Russian Orthodox Church to ask for prayers and to light a candle for her healing. When I asked where to place the candle, the church worker asked me if my mother was baptized. She wasn’t at that time, and he informed me that the church DOESN’T PRAY for the non-baptized.
Churches are filled with rules, restrictions, and traditions. And if you don’t follow the “right way” of the church, you don’t belong there, and you can’t have “God’s love.”
My friend is Jewish, and he spent several summers in Israel studying his religion. When he became a teenager, a Rabbi had a conversation with him about the importance of having his sexual desires under control and the sinful nature of sex. After a long discussion, he said quietly, if you can’t hold it and must do it, make sure you don’t spoil our kind.
We’ve all heard the stories of Catholic Priests.
Radical Islamists are the nightmare of our generation.
And the list goes on and on.
Human Love and Compassion.
This message isn’t meant to criticize anyone’s beliefs. On the contrary, my desire is to inspire love and compassionate toward all human beings. Your religion has its beauty and its faults.
Whether you consider someone to be of “your kind” or not, offer them your prayer. Give love to those who don’t pray the same way as you do. Ask your God to help and guide all.
If you’re kind, peaceful, gentle, and loving towards humanity, people will want to know how they can be that way too.
Let’s come together as children of God and citizens of the world. Let’s say a prayer for every human on earth to experience God’s miracle. Let’s help everyone discover and experience this unconditional source of love. Let’s heal the world together.