My religion is the only path to God, therefore, my God is greater than your God

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    Sep 17, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    Isn't this the source of all religious divisiveness in the world? God is God -- "I am that I am" as self-identified to Moses. This notion that one belongs to the only true religion and its connection to the one, true God, I think is missing the mark.

    When early man started living in small hunter-gatherer communities, customs, rituals, and festivals formed to explain the unexplainable such as death, weather disasters, the night sky, and all the other wonders of the earth and universe. Eventually, formalized religion evolved to explain the unexplainable, God or the source of it all. The Jews claim to the "chosen ones" was a claim that other civilizations took issue with, but I would like to go a step further in saying that the whole mankind are the "chosen ones." The Torah is just one peoples' story. All religions have a creation story.

    I guess what I'm getting to is that I don't think it matters to God what a people's religion is. God created man, but didn't man create religion (with inspiration from God)? If an individual is seeking a connection with the Divine, what difference does it make? Whether it be the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Islam, or Christianity or eastern traditions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, or Shintoism, or ancient native American religions, or aboriginal traditions in Australia. There are hundred of religions and explanation.

    I happen to be Christian, but I could have just as easily been Buddhist or Jewish had I been born in another society. Would that change God? I hope I don't ruffle too many other people's feathers with this post, but there has to be an explanation for all the religious hatred and strife in the world.
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    Sep 17, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what you're saying here Ant, but I really like the puppies in the commercial.