Religions are man-made. Spirituality is a way of life. The many religions of the world were formed in order to meet the different concepts of God, and the beliefs surrounding them. The One Universal religion of many thousands of years ago is The Religion of The Goddess, the worship of Divine Mother. A spiritual path of all inclusiveness meaning, all of nature Her Self was known to be sacred and therefore, revered.
A mother is the giver of life, all accepting, nurturing, comforting, wrathful at times when the child strays to far a way, and the dissolver of our ignorance.
Mankind sees itself in a constant struggle for power. This battle for hierarchy over time lead to the attempted destruction of the one means to truth, Absolute Knowledge. In mankind’s quest for power they must kill, or destroy all they believe to be a threat, or the enemy to the, what I call, throne of self-righteousness, so to speak. To conquer requires having rulers. To lead is to teach, gently guide. To rule requires the use of coercion, fear tactics. To lead requires knowledge of the truth, patience, repetitious teaching.
The different religions formed over time as human beings formulated their own truth, means and methods about God, each group of human beings deciding their religious path to be right, and in turn making all other paths wrong. Again, vying for power to reign supreme. Ramakrishna once said, “As many paths as there are people.”
Karmically speaking, we say each persons path is right for them in the life they’re living. The problem with this is many people are not content in their religion, and they feel the need to convert others to their beliefs. The western concept of, more is better, is at work here. I think, I see it sometimes as the quality of ones religious life is not as important as gathering numbers so that we say that we all have belief which makes that belief system right. We can’t join them, meaning, all people of all beliefs so we’ll beat them, this is how I see it. I know that’s not the cliché you were taught, or your used to hearing but, that’s how it looks to me.
If we cannot live in harmony with one another then we will coerce, convert others to our side, in any way we can. Out of each group of separate consciousness, relevant truth or opinions came about. To make these relevant truths binding, the ones in power invented rules, fundamental dogmatic views for the people to live their lives by, and then set out to enforce these rules through any means of conversion. Therefore, we have what is termed “holy wars”. Each side firmly planted in the belief that their religion is the religion of God, it’s Gods way. So, that of course would mean each having to prove so, how that their religion is the only religion.
With Absolute Knowledge forgotten, and scholarly knowledge replacing it we descend in our consciousness, we stoop to lower ways of existence, more animalistic ways of living life. There are elements of truth in all religions. As all religions were invented from The One Universal religion, that of The Mother.
Acceptance of one another’s beliefs, and the different paths of faith, without violence of our thoughts, deeds, or actions as we follow our own path of God Realization would be the best religion in these modern times. Pure perception based in Absolute Knowledge allows for growth of the human spirit of all individuals. Spiritual attainment is for everyone, not just a few chosen ones. God didn’t point his finger, so speak, and say, “You, and you are my messengers”, no, instead the Soul is the light of God within all of us. Spiritual Realization is not an exclusive thing. It has to do with the embracing of all of life.