Did Budha or Christ or Mohammad want to establish separate religions..?

India
February 7, 2011 10:09am CST
When I deeply think about religions sometimes I wonder whether Budha or Christ or Mohammad really intended to establish separate religions.As I understand they propounded some ideas and tought them to their followers who were few at that time.The immediate followers were attracted by those principles and in turn they preached to others.Gradually the followers became large and ultimately separate religions came into existence.My doubt is whether those saints really intend the ultimate outcome now prevalent..
7 responses
• United States
8 Feb 11
Religion is flawed because it is man made. Of those three you mentioned.. Only one is actually GOD or a Deity however, The others were prophets. Being a Christian was much simplier in the beginning... you followed CHRIST. You listened to HIS words, you went and spread the WORD as HE commanded. Today the Churches are filled with unnecessary rituals, rules, and a bunch of hypocritical people.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
10 Feb 11
Buddha was NOT a prophet...and Buddhism is NOT a religion..That said, yes I agree that religion is flawed because its man made.
• India
19 Feb 11
Both of you are correct in the sense that religion is man made and not God made.No one saint I quoted claimed himself as God because they were in human form which is mortal and full of frailties.Christ is considered as son of God ..Mohammod is seen as messanger of God but Budha proclaimed that he was only an ordinary human being.They preached what was good for humanity and they never dreamt that their teachings would become separate religions leading to distrust and hatred among the people...
@Zer0Stats (1316)
• India
7 Feb 11
I bet at that time they didn't even know what this so-called religion is.They were just trying to spread their spiritual knowledge(a way of life) by their own way to the people who didn't even know what life is.They lived their lives for others till their last breath.It means all of them had the same purpose.
• India
9 Feb 11
All the saints I have mentioned were very noble and preached good things in life.Pehaps they never dreamt their preachings would become foundations for new religions.As their teachings were good for day to day lives of human beings we follow them even today but claim that we belong to separate religions.Their preachings are mainly code of conduct for ideal behaviour of human beings .As long as they are good why should we dispute..?
@Zer0Stats (1316)
• India
21 Mar 11
You're absolutely right but the rest will never easily understand that.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
10 Feb 11
I'm sorry but I have to correct you on something...Buddha was NOT a god, he did NOT expect or demand things from the ppl who CHOSE to follow his teachings and Buddhism is NOT a religion. Buddha was simply a man who found a way to peacefully living and happened to share that information with others. He never wanted to be worshipped (and isnt), he never demanded that others follow him or suffer horrible consequences and so on.
• India
19 Feb 11
Sir, I never said Budha was God.Nether Christ nor Mohammod nor Budha claimed themselves as God.Christ is seen as son of god and Mohammod is considered as messanger of God and Budha claimed himself as only an ordinary human being like any one of us.What they preached was good for humanity at any time and they never claimed to have established any separate religion.Unfortunately their followers misinterpreted their techings created problems which we are facing today..
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
7 Feb 11
Well it is really hard to generalize the thoughts and beliefs of us when it comes to religion. We have our own beliefs since we are cuddled by our parents from the culture down to our religion. When we talked religion that was so big issue and can't tackle in just one hour. We can say it as universal topic. And according to your discussion did those three are established separate religion all i can share to you now is just according to my own thought and beliefs. As I know only is about Christ coz i'm catholic. Catholic was started since Christ has existed. The beginning of we called Christmas. About Budha I think it was the oldest religion but i am not sure. And Mohammad i don't know more about him. But the sure thing on my belief is they want all good for us. To save at the last event of our lives and be with them when time comes. And it is the end of the world. As what I have told you these are all according to my own belief as an individual. Ok have a nice day to you.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
7 Feb 11
Very good post. I do not think that any of them had any intention of founding "New Religions"...It was their followers who wanted attention and power who started the "religions" not the teachers. And two of the religions at least do not look anything like the origional teachings. Power begats Power. Excellent Post.
• Philippines
7 Feb 11
i hardly doubt that all 3 had the intention of establishing what you call separate religions...after all, religion is defined as "a way of life/living." if you notice, all 3 basically lived their lives almost the same way. the things that they preached about was highly similar.this goes to show that it does not matter who you prefer to believe in, it is about you deciding how you wish to live your life.
• India
2 Jun 12
none of them wanted to do so.