People in each collective religion on Earth believe they understand the truth. That is a critical problem. Branches of different religions are teaching doctrines they believe to be true—doctrines that conflict partially and sometimes mightily with other religions.
Individual perception is generally influenced by personal prejudices that began in childhood. This is especially true when it comes to religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or any other religion). Therefore, it is logical that you could have difficulty interpreting the messages on this site objectively because of such prejudices.
Those of traditional Christianity usually cling to specific beliefs they learned from their parents. Most Catholic homes produce Catholics. Children who are raised Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Church of Christ or Latter Day Saints generally grow up to continue in the same beliefs. The same is true for Jewish, Muslim and Hindu families. Such is the way of the religious world.
Religion is at the heart and core of man’s deepest troubles. These troubles are leading us to the precipice of choice “which is the path forward?” Many support and rejoice that this choice will lead us to the fulfilment of end-time events.
Great opposition has always existed among the major faiths of Islam, Judaism and traditional Christianity. Oddly enough, all of them sprang from the same roots. Today, as in times past, great conflict exists between Judaism and Islam even though both claim to worship the God of Abraham.
Most of these people also claim Abraham as their forefather. Much conflict exists between Judaism and traditional Christianity, yet both claim to worship the same God.
Is there an answer?
Yes! It is quite ironic that these faiths can put it together, for in doing so, they would learn from each other. Rather than rely on what has been handed down as a matter of traditional belief among each group from generation to generation, it is wise to focus on what we want the brotherhood and sisterhood of to be as a unity of the future humanity.
Religious paradigms have imprisoned people in traditional teachings. As a result, their minds are closed; they are blind to the plain truth as it is written. Religion and politics can stir up great emotion and passion in people. Putting someone in office, whether religious or political, can involve spending a great deal of money, time and energy.
Yet people in nations throughout the world engage in such activities, year after year.
Of course, the basic desire of such activity is to select leaders who will help solve our problems and provide us with greater prosperity. People want deliverance from their troubles; they want life to be easier. They want peace and safety, but unfortunately, man can not deliver! It is an age old struggle!
No government can solve a nation’s problems—not a democracy, not a monarchy, not a dictatorship.
Is it any wonder that Man turns to atheism when religion has the greatest ill of influence on our unity?