Is the unification of religion possible, and if so, what tenets might make it so?
Some, yesLoren Booda said:
I am not sure if you were responding to my comment (about skin colour) or the OP.Loren Booda said:Perhaps your tenet under this religion would be that all skin colors are created equally beautiful by their maker. "Lesser" religions might ignore or disavow such belief.
Eliminate prejudice, wars, discrimination etc....DaveC426913 said:Why would you want to? I mean, why would we want to obliterate an element that makes us individuals?
Why not? If everyone was of the same color discrimination based on skin color wouldn't exist.Would you want to make us all one skin colour too?
Truely religion people are loving and caring and do not believe in discrimination. Most people typically brainwash the ignorant into believing religion is the cause of this or that simply because some madman used it as an excuse to do whatever. Hitler used religion as a helper for war but any true student of theology knows the guy was as christian as jesse jackson is white.learningphysics said:Eliminate prejudice, wars, discrimination etc....
Interesting. May I recommend one to read "https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1569751692/ref=pd_sxp_f/104-9725928-6467144?v=glance&s=books", by Marcus Borg and Jack Kornfeld. Borg is a Christian scholar and Kornfield is a Buddhist scholar. Together they explore parallels between phrases in the Gospels and the Buddhist Sutta Pitaka, including the Dhammapada. In terms of values, Buddhism and Christianity are quite compatible. It is nice to see two scholars with such open minds.Pengwuino said:. . . Buddhist and the various religions and beliefs in for example, Africa, are so off-base with eachother and western views that its just impossible.
From a principal stand point, Budhism isn't that far off-base to western religions. For example, having a concept of karma is the same thing as reaping what you sow, or tithing in a way. Budhism also teaches that one should seek a higher consciousness by seperating oneself from the material world and coming to union with one's spirit, mind and soul. That would be the same thing as the trio in Christianity. And, there's more.Pengwuino said:Other religions, however... Buddhist and the various religions and beliefs in for example, Africa, are so off-base with eachother and western views that its just impossible.
I think the consensus is that if a particular said religion didn't exist then certain sufferings experienced thoughout history would have never occured; a typically reference are the many wars and disputes that occur in the Middle East. And, that's not the brainwashing of a single mad man.Pengwuino said:Truely religion people are loving and caring and do not believe in discrimination. Most people typically brainwash the ignorant into believing religion is the cause of this or that simply because some madman used it as an excuse to do whatever. Hitler used religion as a helper for war but any true student of theology knows the guy was as christian as jesse jackson is white.
Stop at red lights, go on green ones.Loren Booda said:
Well one issue would be whether or not a unified religion would be theistic or not - e.g. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc vs secular humanism, ethical culturism, etcLoren Booda said:
DEFINITION: Religion is that set of beliefs and/or institutions, behaviors and emotions which binds human beings to something beyond their individual selves and fosters in its adherents a sense of humility and gratitude that, in turn, sets the tone of one's world-view and requires certain behavioral dispositions relative to that which transcends personal interests. In other words, religion connects a person with a larger world and creates a loyalty that extends to the past, the present and the future. This loyalty not only makes demands upon the person but -- and this is the part that makes it distinctively spiritual -- it creates a sense of humility. So religion provides a story about one's place in the larger scheme of things, creates a sense of connection and it makes one feel grateful.
It could look like this :Loren Booda said:
How so? One could extend that and say people are flawed. And people do science as well as religion.the_truth said:All religions in existence are flawed and have been disproven and we don't know enough to create some sort of universal religion anyway.
Science (and technology) has created many problems, like nuclear weapons and other WMD. Or how about air and water pollution?the_truth said:Maybe the universal religion would have some ideas generated thus far by ordinary religions, but science has solved more of our problems than religion, so it is reasonable to assume that a large bulk of this universal religion would have to be fresh undiscoverred material.
What about dissenters? There's some in every crowd?the_truth said:Also it wouldn't involve tolerating other people's beliefs.