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Which religion is the true religion? Is it Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Catholisism, etc...?

Asked by DetectiveRowdy (5points) August 29th, 2007 from iPhone
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gooch's avatar

all religion is true to their belivers. Nobody alive knows the answer for sure. I am personally a Christian and my belief is to respect others and treat them as I would want to be treated. All religions listed in your question have somthing in common which is respect for others. Keep that in mind

brownlemur's avatar

In most cases, it is the question, and not the answer, that is important.

Hawaiiguy's avatar

I was born Christian, at least that’s what my mom told me and the priests, now I believe in myself and a lot of Buddhist teachings. In the end I believe that the person I have become is mostly what I guided myself to as an adult. I won’t teach my kids about religion I will let them figure it out for themselves when they are adults. I will answer questions they may have, nut I will steer them from making any decisions until they are old enough to make there own decisions and not what people tell them they should think. I will ne very open with them about how important it is for them to form there own opinions about life through research and lifes lessons

bob's avatar

I definitely think that either one and only religion is true, or none of them are true. But which one? I don’t know how to answer that question, or how to prove my Christian faith to myself or to others. Respect for other people is always important—but that doesn’t mean that all religions are equally true. That’s a logical impossibility.

kevbo's avatar

What I find interesting is that Hinduism sort of absorbs other religions. Jesus, for example, is regarded as a major prophet. Hinduism also allows for multiple paths to “God” ranging from pleasure and materialism to asceticism.

Huston Smith’s “The World’s Religions” provides a good discussion related to this topic.

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ketoneus's avatar

I believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster, aka Pastafarianism. Ramen.

Poser's avatar

I chuckle at religions who consider Jesus to have been a “great prophet” or some other such nonsense, but who don’t regard him as the Messiah or Son of God.

I mean, he called himself the Messiah and the Son of God, so either he is the Messiah and Son of God, or he’s a liar. Either way, he’s either much more or much less than simply a “great prophet.”

flameboi's avatar

Everything leads to the same place, imagine if your dad is jewish, ur mom catholic, and your sister buddish, your best friend hindu and his gf believes in the force and you after all believe in yourself, u are all in a plane and it crashes in the middle of an islamic country, all passengers die, many people there died too… its ridiculous to think that we’ll be splitted just to fit what we believe in… we all end up in the same place, doesn’t matter what u believe in…

tw0k1ngs's avatar

I always find it humorous that people say “1 or none…” the opposite of 1 is not 0… The opposite of 0 is infinity.

bob's avatar

@Poser: I agree, but I think some faiths distrust the account of Jesus’ life as given in the New Testament.

@twokings: Semantic opposites aren’t really the point. 1, 0, and infinity can all be opposites of each other in some sense. There’s no way that all religions could be correct, since they contradict each other. I suppose it’s possible that it doesn’t matter what you believe in, as flameboi says, but that would mean that most religions get some major points wrong.

Hawaiiguy's avatar

I think we must look at the universe and its relative equation to our small planet. It was only a few hundred years ago that the sun and stars revolved around us and the world was flat. The knowledge we have gained in such a short time must allow that we are not special as a whole. That we can consider ourselves to be special and unique is a wonderful thing, but on a scientific front we have more than established that we are no different from the basic elements that make up the universe. A tree, fish, lion, zebra, moth, human, desert, ocean, planet have more in common than in not. Our science is solid and gainsmore ground everyday, our religion is tested and has withheld 1000’s of years of strength and conviction. Sometimes with unspeakable kindness but sadly and more often with unspeakable atrocities. With the trillions of stars and trillions of planets to be discovered I feel we are a unique society and planet but certainly not alone in the universe.

desberg's avatar

As a believer in Jesus Christ I believe that He is my Lord and Savior, Son of God and The Messiah. John 14:6 in the Bible says, “I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father but by me”. And Ephesians 2:8–9 says, “For by grace you are saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast”. I know that Buddah, The Pope, or Mohammed, didn’t die for my sins and rise from the dead, only Jesus Christ did that. So it’s a no brainer for me. Jesus is alive and is coming again.

Randypeter's avatar

the true religion is the one that respects others right to believe what they find to be true. Truth can only be recognized when people are free to choose it.

desberg's avatar

I respect everyone’s right to believe what they wish but I have a right to believe with all my heart what I previously stated in the Bible Scripture verses I mentioned in John 14:6 and Ephesians 2: 8–9. That’s my choice. I happen to believe it’s the correct choice but you’re right, everyone does have their own free will and a choice. I believe however, that choice has eternal ramifications.
God didn’t create Adam and Eve or any of us to be robots. He gives us all a free will choice, but He did lay out what I believe is the only way to God as I previously stated in John 14:6
God allowed such freedom of choice from the beginning with Adam and Eve. He told them the boundaries, but they sinned by disobeying His command to not eat of the fruit of a certain tree in the Garden of Eden. They did this of their own free will and thus suffered the consequences.
We all have such a choice yet; to believe or not believe. Why take a chance. What has anyone got to lose by believing. The alternative is not so good.

Hawaiiguy's avatar

why do some Christians find it necessary to tell people if they dont do what the apostles say they are not getting into heaven ? Its extremely rude and the main reason I left the church. I can read a bible and come to my own conclusions! I do NOT need someone to point out the scripture, thank you!

desberg's avatar

Everyone has rights which includes my right to refer to Scripture if I want to, thank you!
I have just as much of a right to refer to Scripture and state my beliefs as you do to voice your opinion about referrring to Scripture as being rude.

Poser's avatar

@Hawaiiguy—I have to disagree with one of your earlier statements. While it’s true that there have been many unspeakable atrocities committed in the name of religion, I don’t think you can rightly claim that there are more atrocities than kindnesses in the pursuit of higher goals. Is it perhaps simply that the atrocities contrast all the more harshly against the somewhat mundane backdrop of the kindness of billions of faithful (from all religions) making their little corner of the world better in the name of their personal God?

Hawaiiguy's avatar

When I spoke of atrocities I was talking about going to foreign lands and stripping peoples belief systems forcing them
to accept a different one and destroying all of there cultural knowledge. But I guess you could include war and hatred in that statement as well.

Poser's avatar

I still don’t know how you can justify the claim that there are more of one than the other.

Jaybee's avatar

As we evolve so will our needs with regards to religion and what we seek to derive from . The ‘True Religion’ will be the one that will resonate most with your heart. Since ultimatly the answers do seem to be found within our ‘self’. Wether we are willing to admit this or not conciousness is rising and has done so despite organized religion. There is more meaning to be found in the scriptures and text of each religion. Far more satisfying to our present day consciousness and intelect of mankind.

iCeskate's avatar

Belive what you want

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