Okay today we touch on a rather sensitive subject, we all know that this is going to get me judged by those in our midst that preach the “thou shall not judge” gospel.
Firstly let me take my side on this topic, guided by my own findings that are obviously not the same for all of us. I have come to a conclusion that religion is cultural and has got little to do with whom and how you pray. If you culturally believe in your strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny, you have satisfied your religious threshold.
Firstly what is culture? Culture is an integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behaviour that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought and social learning.
I have been closely researching on 3 religions, the Muslims, Christianity and Jewish.
Muslim is a disciple of Islam, the Muslims believe in God, the name Muslim in fact means “one who submits to God”. The Muslim people believe in monotheism. Monotheistic is a religion that believes in one God, the Muslim’s believe is based on the Qur’an, which Muslims consider as exactly the same words of God as revealed to prophet Muhammad. Muslims maintain that previous messages and revelations have been partially changed or corrupted over time, but consider the Qur’an to be both unaltered and the final revelation from God. This includes the Bible, as they don’t believe in the Bible. This religion is practised by just over a billion people in the world, they follow what the Qur’an says and this I find is working for them. They are one religion that is not tapped, tamed nor diluted by other religions.
Now Christianity, a word that comes from the ancient Greek word “Christ”, which means the “anointed one”. It is also a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus. Christians venerate him as God the Son and believe that he rose from the dead after being crucified. Whether this means that Christians believe in the son of who Muslims believes in is still unturned. These people state that Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and was resurrected from the dead to open heaven to those who believe in him and trust him for the remission of their sins, they further maintain that Jesus bodily ascended into heaven where he rules and reigns with God the Father. Most Christians teach that Jesus will return to judge all humans, living and dead, and grant eternal life to his followers. This must have a lot to do with a pattern of doing things, making it cultural. This however is one religion that is scattered and has a lot of variations. Making it the most dynamic and unstable cult.
Last but not least, in no particular order. The Jewish religion is composed of a nation and ethnoreligious group originating in the Israelites or Hebrews of the ancient Near East. The Jewish ethnicity, nationality, and religion are strongly interrelated, as Judaism is the traditional faith of the Jewish nation. Essentially Jews are an ethnic group of people whose members are also unified by a common religious background. These groups of people are strongly commixed and the religion in culturally influenced.
Now you tell me why do you think your God is better than the other ethnic group’s God?
I’m outta here.