Why Different Religion?
June 14, 2007 7:35am CST
Why there ar so many religion in this world? Is so many religion must in this world? What would have happen if there was only one religion in this world? Why different religion are created or made in this world. Religion head give the speech saying that their religion is to bring the peace in this world. I am not talking about particular religion. But on the contrary there are fights in between the people on the question of religion. One claim their religion is stronger than the other which can give the peace and harmony to each and evry person who are going to come under their shelter. But on the contrary it does not happen. For me all Religion always teach/preach about the good thing one has to follow so that everyone will be happy in this world. Every religion always teach to be good in this world. If there was single religion in this world I feel there would not have any fight or in different between the people in this world what it is having at present. People fight on the religious ground everywhere in the world will atleast stop.
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14 Jun 07
I'm sorry, but I disagree. Everybody on this Earth should have the right to have their own, personal beliefs... beliefs which are right for them. There should be no preaching, no enrolling... we should all be free to choose. On the contrary, if there were only one religion, people would use something else as an excuse for fighting. As it is, there are a lot of country leaders who hide behind religions as an excuse to create war at the moment. If we all followed our own beliefs and were allowed to do so, we would all be happy and live in harmony.
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
14 Jun 07
If there were only one religion in the world, there would be fights among people of that religion about how to interpret it's holy scriptures and exactly which way is best to follow that one religion. I've never known any two people of the same religion who follow it in exactly the same way. Sometimes they fight, and other times they agree to disagree. What I think would be better is if we could all just agree to disagree in the first place. I'll follow my religion, everyone else can follow theirs, and we'll all by happy.
• United States
14 Jun 07
Religion has evolved over hundreds of years to meet the changing needs of evolving mankind and is influenced by culture, location, need, confusion, etc (in my opinion). I also think that political leaders ARE trying (still, after centuries) to mandate "one world religion", which I totally disagree with. I would ask, what if there were NO religion? It's a pleasant thought, for me anyway.
• South Korea
19 Jun 07
First, the origin of religion is strong belief in supernatural powers that control human destiny and determine humankind's relationship with the universe. The formative period of religions has depened on the society of culture, custom and natural environments. Because of these diversities, it's natural that there exist several forms of religions such as polytheism(or pantheism) and monotheism. Second, It's true that there might be many interpretations and arguments among religions or even within one religion according to their own doctrines. But except for a false religion, every religion in the world has never taugh the faithful to act contrary to peace, rightiousness and harmony. Only extreme religious leaders and temporizers make troubles unreasonably only in the name of religion. We should watch closely in order to separate hypocrite from the truly religious and stop any kind of conflict. And a tendency to simplify several kinds of religions might trigger a monolithic society. Even though extremists' voice is louder, we have not to lose the rationality religion gave us. Also we should recover the basic spirits, tolerance and perseverance, in religion.
15 Jun 07
Personally I hate to have religions. Even though Religion was initially created to have some peace and harmony among the people, I believe its no more the truth in the current scenario. Also, everyone will have their right to choose the religion they would like to follow and no one should be preaching or forcing one to follow the religion they follow. Every religion will try to say only its positive points and no religion will say its negative points though. So its upto the people to choose the right one for them.
15 Jun 07
well my religion teacher told me a nice story witch is similar to why there are so many religions, to strory goes like this: Once a man called 6 blind people to touch an elefant and to say what an elefant is, after they touched it , the man asked them what an elefant is, they all answered different , one said that an elefant is a rock, one said that an elefant is a wall and so on :),
• United Arab Emirates
14 Jun 07
May be different religion is the result of different resourses available to human being in different countries. People might have used the resourses as they thought right to survive and this resulted in different ways of interacting and believing. That may have resulted in different costumes, beliefs, traditions etc. Somewhere, something must have started. That is why today there are many different religions, costumes, languages etc but everything goes well balanced to the resources. Even if there was only one religion, people will find some other good reason to fight. That's human tendency. Hope there is peace everywhere and no war.