“Yes I am (Hindu), I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
― Mahatma Gandhi
Religions are fundamentally the beliefs that say there is a higher power that created us. Every religion believes in energy or higher power that either is responsible for creating all that we see, or have an active hand in helping guide what takes place in our world. For lack of another term, please allow me to use the word God, or SI, the supreme intelligence.
For me, the only proof I need is to examine my hand and I marvel at how it works so smoothly, then watch a spider build its web. Then just look around. Use your eyes, ears, nose, and that 6th sense. Something very smart made all this. Whether It then left the idiots in charge is another story.
What is God and Religions?
God is the light that wakes us up every day. Allah is the hope that helps us linger on, as He whispers in our ear. Buddha gives us wisdom and calm and Krishna lends us His wisdom. God is the one we turn to when every human power fails; He is who we seek help from for reasons beyond human control. The essence of believing in God is security, be it a temple, church, or mosque, or mountain meadow.
Religion is a source of connecting with a certain God, but if you look at it, don’t all of them preach the same thing- belief in a power that will help you regardless of how old you are, what race you are, or the things you have done? Is that unconditional love? The reason we find so much comfort in God.
We know we are safe as if someone has wrapped a blanket of tenderness and security around us. The essential difference between humans Religion and God is that of unconditional love and kindness.
Most popular religious idea in the World: Love each other – God and Religions
We are loved and taught to love. Loving Him makes us fall in love with His creations, be it humans, or animals, or plants, or essentially any other thing. God’s Love is contagious and religions can show how. How beautiful is it that the one we love can make us love everything else? We are often taught to fear His wrath, but we miss out on His mercy – His love.
Every form of God in every religion and talks about love or kindness. God has created us the way we are, so He knows our capabilities. We were born to be who we are. Or who we choose to become, or make us into.
Religion is immensely subjective because it is personal, and ironically. The subjectivity of religion is what makes it impersonal. Because we consider it sacred, we forget its original meaning. Every religion and, more specifically, the world’s six major religions promote peace, solidarity, and co-existence concerning every other human being on this planet.
As it is sometimes easy to see the faults in others, we often see the differences and fail to see the similarities.
Types of religion:
The Six Major Religions of the World
Amongst the many religions in this world, the six major religions are as follows. Click on each to see more….
The Quran calls its way “…the ways of peace …”5:16. It describes reconciliation as the best policy 4:128 and states God abhors any disturbances of peace. 2:203. It also says to take care of and feed your prisoners. Quite the opposite of what some would have us believe.
Islam is based on monotheism. Followers of Islam believe Allah is the Divine Lord, the Lord of the universe, from the skies to the ocean. They believe His sole being helps people follow the right path, which would be a deciding factor in what will happen to them in the afterlife.
“Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.”
Verses from the Bible:
“Faith, hope and Love. Of the three, the greatest is love.”
“Love one another as you love yourself.”
“Whatever you did for one of the least of my brethren, you did for me.” Mathew 25:40
And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that askethreceiveth; and he that seekethfindeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
— Luke 11:9-10
Buddha has said many things that have heavily influenced the lives of people who follow this path.
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
The Torah, one of the five books of Moses, says the following:
“I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. . . . Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not murder. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”Exodus 20:2-14.
What Spirituality also does is help you see within. To understand a higher power, you end up diving into yourself and re-evaluating the kind of person you are. This will enable you to deepen your connection with other people and experience a feeling of connectedness.
Many also believe that there are no coincidences. Every person we meet or thing that happens has a deeper reason and we should consider that carefully before disregarding all the seemingly chance meetings and occurrences that happen to us.
The 6 Main Religions in Brief
Islam religion is based on monotheism. Followers of Islam believe that Allah is the Lord of the Universe, and they believe His sole being helps people follow the right path in life and evolution. This can decide what will happen to them after death.
They believe in many gods, which they see as a manifestation of a single unity. The interesting thing is that the preference for one deity does not exclude or disbelieve other religions. They believe in the Universal Law of Cause and Effect, which is called Karma, or Reincarnation. The belief that you come back in another body with the good and bad you did in another life. They also consider the possibility of liberation of the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, sometimes called Illumination.
Christianity refers to the people who follow Jesus Christ. They have a few rules: Love and God. Love your neighbor as yourself. Forgive others who have wronged you. Love your enemies. Ask God for the forgiveness of your sins. Jesus is the Messiah and was given the authority to forgive others.
Buddhism is one of the world’s largest religions, descended 2,500 years ago, which comes from India. They believe that human life is one of suffering, in a wheel of rebirth, and the souls are born again and again into different bodies regarding the things they have done in other lives. This is connected to the law of Karma, the good or bad actions that create the wheel of cycles in their lives.
Judaism is the world’s oldest monotheistic religion, dating back 4,000 years. Judaism people believe in one God who revealed himself through ancient prophets. Their God communicates to believers through prophets and rewards good deeds. Most Jews believe that their Messiah hasn’t yet come but will one day.
Spirituality, we can say that is one of the new age religions. It is about understanding that you have a higher power inside of you, and this belief can help you re-evaluate the person you are in your everyday life. They believe that there are no coincidences in life, just synchronicities. Every person we meet and all the things that happen in our life come with a reason, to bring us love and happiness or teach us something.