which religion is the best?

@aaslin (123)
India
December 14, 2007 9:20pm CST
the topic is not so good...but i have started this not for hurting anyone....i want to really know all about all religion...iam by birth a christian..i know its good..but still i dont even know anything about christians.so please whatever religion u belong to please explain me ur religion and what ur religion teaches?and why u thing urs is the best?
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15 responses
• United States
16 Dec 07
Aaslin, this topic is fine - the more we discuss, the more we understand, the better off we all are. For myself, religion is mythology and I think it does far more damage than good. As a secular humanist, I do not have any entity to forgive me for doing wrong. While most people believe that this causes amorality, it s in fact the opposite. Humanists have more morality than most religious folk because we do not believe that we can do wrong and then ask for forgiveness and all is good. We have only ourselves and our humanity to guide our actions. I am not a compassionate, ethical, moral person because it is what my god requires of me, I am these things because I choose them.
• United States
18 Dec 07
I really like that answer there..Were you always this way..'humanist' or did you originally start within a structured religion?
@hillock (749)
• Qatar
29 Dec 07
i would definitely disagree on what you said that religion does far more damage than good. but im not gonna elaborate why cause that would sound like im imposing my opinion on you. i just dont agree. plain and simple. i agree on what you said that humanist have more morality than religious folk. im not a religious person either but i could see people who are so devoted in their religion that they tend to justify their bad deeds. i am a christian and my relationship with him is a personal thing and i dont believe him not because my religion requires me to believe on Him!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I think each person will find a religion that is best for him or her because that person will feel loved and on a path that is best for him or her. I was called to study Shamanism a long time ago and started to study Native American Shamanism in 1991. I love it. It doesn't say that other religions are wrong. Most Shamanism studies incorporate a variety of religions-maybe not at first, but eventually. Jesus cured the sick and therefore, in addition to all the other beliefs about him, he was also a great Shaman. He cured mind, body and spirit. Most of my teachers believe you will come to know the truth, your truth. We're very "seek and ye shall find." It is the right religion for me at this point in time because I need to heal myself and others. Mostly me right now. Take care and I hope you find what you're lookning for in this topic.
@aaslin (123)
• India
15 Dec 07
you r right that each person will find a religion....but what iam thinking is why there are a lot of religions when there is only one god?u said u were called to study shamanism...do u think shamanism will be agreed by all people?answer me friend will the number of religions overtake the population of our country?
• Morocco
15 Dec 07
thank you friend for the topic i'm muslim and i'm prove to be we share a lot of things with christians and jewish relegion the Islam said that there is one relegion the christ and jewish and islam are just names of one relegion we all believe in one god. the islam came to complete christian relegenion and jewish relegion and of course islam is not a relegion of violence and terrost as some people think the word islam means peace in arabic take care my friend
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Dec 07
aaslin, I think there are many paths to one God. I think that throughout history when a person or a people did not find the path set out for them by a religious group to be for him/her/them, then another religion or a path that deviated from the religion that was there before came along or developed. I think that some religions incorporate other religions over time and some can not. There are many religions in my country, America. I think that every one has a little piece of the puzzle. Take care
• United States
15 Dec 07
My friend, with a discussion with this you may get alot of argueing and fighting because everyone believes that their faith is the only true faith, including myself. I have studied so very much and have come to the conclusion, for myself, that the only true faith is no faith. I am not Christian, muslim, jew, buddhist, taoist, etc.. I believe what rings true to me. I have a personal relationship with my heavenly father, not as in an organized way but a deeper personal way. My faith allow me to approach my dad in whatever way I choose as I know that my dad will forgive me the same as my earthly dad does. MY Father in heaven is much better than my earthly father since Dad can see what is in my heart not just my actions. I have the same relationship with dad as my brother Jesus/ Yashua did. My dad loves me unconditionally and as such will NEVER allow me to burn in hell. I do not want to bore you to very much with my beliefs as my belief is just that my belief. You must look within and see what is right and true to you as that is the only way to find your true faith. I do however wish you the very best of luck in your quest. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
@aaslin (123)
• India
15 Dec 07
my friend u agree with the fact that there is a god...but in what name do u call him if u dont belong to any religion?all religions say we'll be punished for our sins...do u think ur god will forgive u unless u dont do any sins?
• United States
15 Dec 07
My father's name is Dad! Do you call your dad by his first name? To do so would disrespect him so he is just Dad unless I am being chastizes then it is Father as in "Forgive me father.". Such as with my earthly dad my heavenly dad forgives and forgets with the same enthusiasm that my brother, His Son, (Jesus/Yashua) did, "Your sins are forgiven! Go and sin no more!" Does that mean that if I do sin again that I am going to hell and the forgivness is null and void? Not at all. What it does mean is although everyone sins I do not INTENTIONALLY sin, I do not go and do whatever I want knowing that I will be forgiven, I try never to sin but if I do make a mistake Dad is right there waiting for me to appologize to him and myself since my sin not only hurts him but me as well. Here is a way to think about it. Think of the very best dad in this world, the most perfect father. Ward Cleaver (leave it to beaver), Mahatma Ghandi (he was the Father of a movement), Mike Brady (the Brady Bunch), etc... No how do you think these fathers / dads would act towords their children that have made a mistake? Would they punish their children forever? Of course they would not!! Then how much better would your Heavenly Father, who can see inside your heart, be towords a mistake? Especially when you come to him with a repentant heart? Anyways I have pratered on enough so I will close and post this. I await you reply. Have a great day!!!
@emarie (5451)
• United States
15 Dec 07
No one religion can be considered the best. I never thought that was a label that should go with religion since religion is mostly a state of mind and of course belief. You can never tell someone that your belief is better then theirs because it basically says "I'm Better then You" and no one wants to say that to anyone. The closest thing I can say about "best" religion is that the religion that fits you, is the best religion. What are your own personal beliefs? The religion that best matches the way you would want to live your life would be the best religion for "you"
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
15 Dec 07
Religion is an exceedingly personal matter and I'm with you when you point out that no single religion can claim to be the best. At best, religion can only be the best religion for the person who professes that peculiar belief. I've meet Buddhist who have become Christian because they needed to believe in the idea of God as a forgiving being. I've met Christians who have become Buddhist because they felt at peace with the teachings of Buddhism. In both cases it was not a case of the religion being wrong but different religions fulfilling a need that was peculiar to the individual.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Dec 07
I don't really think that any religion is better than all others, but I do think that my religion is best for me. I'm a Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan, which basically just means that I follow the Gods of the Celtic people. My religious beliefs and interests specifically center around Ireland because that's where half my family is from, including the great-grandmother who taught me. The major things about my religion that I like are: my personal relationship with my Gods, the rich and varied spirit world I believe in, and the focus on honor and responsibility. Basically, if I do something, I accept responsibility for that action and any consequences it might have, whether good or bad. The polytheistic nature of my religion is great because who your primary deity is can make a big difference in your path. My primary deity is a war Goddess, and my great-grandmother's was more of a healing/hearth Goddess, so while she was my teacher in my young life, my path is much different from hers.
@hillock (749)
• Qatar
29 Dec 07
what you said is pretty interesting.i didnt know such religion exist well i should admit that im kinda ignnorant on this topic. ^-^
• United States
18 Dec 07
I think LaVeyan Satanism is the best religion it is about living your life how you want and embracing your desires instead of pushing them away because of the fear of some "god" punishing you but it is a difficult thing to completely describe but this site should give you a better understanding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaVeyan_Satanism
• United States
18 Dec 07
To me, and this may get me some heat, I think that in the end religion will cease to be..I believe religion is a vehicle that leads us to God. I am not here on mylot to proselitize my faith, or to condemn others, so I say whatever you are right now that is what's best for you.
@friendship (2085)
• Canada
15 Dec 07
I'm Christian. When you're going to meet God, He won't say what religion you have followed. He doesn't care about it. However, He may ask you whether or not you're following God's teachings through Jesus and other chosen/wise people (i.e., Abraham, Moses, Noah, Sidartha Gautama, etc). Your inner heart will tell you if the source is coming from God or Evil. Because all of us can tell the difference between right and wrong. Since Adam & Eve had fallen into sin, we would have been able to sort between right and wrong. If it is coming from God, it will teach goodness, love and compassion. Thus, what belief you're going to choose will not affect God at all as long as it teaches goodness, love, and compassion.
@Grazor (43)
• Italy
15 Dec 07
I think that there is no perfect religion because all created by man and mani9pulated it for his purposes are not always "humanitarian"
@Grazor (43)
• Italy
15 Dec 07
i think that, there is no perfect religion because all created by man and manipulated it for his purposes are not always "humanitarian"
• India
15 Dec 07
I think it would be quite foolish say one religion is better than the other.I am a hindu but i would never say binduism is better than any other religion or inferior because religion is a way of life.Its different paths through which you reach god and irrespective of which religion you are you finally confluence to the power of universe.
• Kottayam, India
15 Dec 07
religion causes all troubles, you have to meet God.
@balasri (26549)
• India
15 Dec 07
The one that is doing it's own business is always the good one.
@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
15 Dec 07
There is not a best religion. There is only a God and a religion one beleves in that God. I'm Catholic but I respect the other religions. The religion comes from the heart of each one.
@ravibabli (1558)
• India
15 Dec 07
not really you started good topic at your end. I think we should ask to eachother when provide us good knowledge.