It’s late, and I am writing a completely unfiltered and unedited post. Sometimes, these are necessary, because bare thoughts are good. Honest reflection is good. I am not afraid to share it.
What’s the point of all these religions?
Some people say, to each his own.
Others say, to hell with religion all together, no one needs it.
Many people say many different things.
I am here, very late at night, thinking about religion. I just read a comment from someone that said each person has their own religion, and as long as everyone is tolerant then there is nothing wrong with it. That spurred me onto thinking about it, what’s the point of it anyway?
There are hundreds of religions, and millions of people practising different ones, they perform different rituals, they follow different rules, they have a different set of moral codes that give them a worldview, and they have a belief about what the purpose of life here on earth is, what happens after death, all different ideas; does it make sense to believe yours is true, when it conflicts with the claimed truth of another.
What is the point.
Are any of them true.
Is the point of having a religion to believe that your religion is true? Well common sense would be a big yes. If you’re practising it, then you obviously believe in it, it is truth to you.
But here is my thought right now,
how can there be a hundred of religions, with a hundred conflicting truths.
how can there be a hundred gods
how can there be a hundred of different afterlife’s
if one is true, how can they all be true.
if we have numbers 4, 3 and 4+3=7, but someone else wants to say it = 9, do we let them believe it is 9? or do we say that they are wrong, it is not true, it is 7.
4+4=8, but if we reallllly wanted it too, could we say that it = 13? even though it’s not true…
I just find myself thinking about all the religions,
hundreds of religions
millions of people,
all claiming truth.
if one is true, then it dispel’s the truth of the other,
if truth is relative, then there is no such thing as truth at all,
if truth is, what truth claims to be, then the hundred of religions around cannot all be true,
if truth is absolute, then truth defends itself, truth would only come down to one thing,
there can’t be 12 different answers to 4+4…
we only have one,