Many Faiths, One Truth

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    I saw this article written by HH the Dalai Lama. It made me think about the challenges we have talking about our respective different spiritual tradtions in the religion forum . I thought it might serve as food for thought. What truth can we find in all walks of life regardless of the presence or absence of a specific faith tradtion?

    "Though intolerance may be as old as religion itself, we still see vigorous signs of its virulence. In Europe, there are intense debates about newcomers wearing veils or wanting to erect minarets and episodes of violence against Muslim immigrants. Radical atheists issue blanket condemnations of those who hold to religious beliefs. In the Middle East, the flames of war are fanned by hatred of those who adhere to a different faith.

    Such tensions are likely to increase as the world becomes more interconnected and cultures, peoples and religions become ever more entwined. The pressure this creates tests more than our tolerance — it demands that we promote peaceful coexistence and understanding across boundaries.

    Granted, every religion has a sense of exclusivity as part of its core identity. Even so, I believe there is genuine potential for mutual understanding. While preserving faith toward one’s own tradition, one can respect, admire and appreciate other traditions.

    Finding common ground among faiths can help us bridge needless divides at a time when unified action is more crucial than ever. As a species, we must embrace the oneness of humanity as we face global issues like pandemics, economic crises and ecological disaster. At that scale, our response must be as one.

    Harmony among the major faiths has become an essential ingredient of peaceful coexistence in our world. From this perspective, mutual understanding among these traditions is not merely the business of religious believers — it matters for the welfare of humanity as a whole. "

    Op-Ed Contributor - Many Faiths, One Truth - NYTimes.com
     
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    Thanks for the link, Madeline. That website is one of my favorites too.
     
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    God promises to KILL all of those idiotic people of other religions. JHVH does not have any patience with Hindus, Bahai's, Moslems, Buddhists, and the new "God is Love" religions that call themselves Christians.

    Either you accept God on his terms, or He is going to kill you in a few more months. Read the Bible.

    God said it. I believe it. That is good enough for me.
     
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    Lighten up, Francis.
     
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    Elvis, God has made his message very clear. He has given us a time table. I am a simple Christian who knows the God of the Old Testament. He is totally intolerant of all of this riff raff and has promised to kill them all. It is in the Bible. Read it. I have pointed out most of the important verses. He would not have said it if it were not true. You obviously support one of these insane satanic God is Love religions, and if you are, you are trying to deceive the very elect. Turn away from Satan, Elvis.
     
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    Would I need Satan's help to deceive you?
     
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    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip.
     
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    Don't worry, you will get what you are longing for. You will bite the one world religion hook line and sinker. Only to find out there is ONE true G-d and it aint the one you chose.

    The only reason we have "intolerance" is because we have religions that seek to wipe out another race or religion to attain peace. The concept of coexistence and a one world religion is just this concept on steroids.
     
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    There is no truth in the occult, mysticism or magic. It's all a "con".
     

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