Is there a True Religion?? And If so how do you know?

United States
March 9, 2011 6:19am CST
With all the debates and wars over religion, I wonder sometimes what is the "truest" one or are all religions the same in the end? Some people are staunch believers their religion is the truth and all others are false, how do you feel and why?
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
11 Mar 11
Hi ringbelle, There is not and cannot be one true religion yet, all have some truth in them. The truth comes from within. You will never find the truth by looking to any holy book or by listening to any preacher. Go within, into the silence and there you will find God. After you have come to know the truth, you will understand that God is all around you and not only in every living creature but in all that is. You must learn this for yourself however, otherwise what I've said here will be like all the other meaningless chatter that religion puts out. Blessings.
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• Philippines
10 Mar 11
There is a true religion indeed. The follower of this religion worships the Heavenly Father in spirit. Knowing a true religion requires knowing the Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. Read the bible and you will find a true religion, one that worships the Heavenly Father in spirit. God bless.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
9 Mar 11
My personal path is just that "MINE" so for me YES it is true and the only one FOR ME..As for everyone else, whatever works for them is true and the only one FOR THEM and there is nothing wrong with that...in fact thats as it should be IMO..ALL WAYS ARE TRUE AND RIGHT for each person following them. As for those who are blinded by their path and claim all others are wrong or false..well IMO they are losing out. They are losign out on being educated which in turn makes one more well rounded and they are potentially losing out having amazing ppl in their lives ya know.
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• Thailand
9 Mar 11
All religions are composed of myth and metaphor. Where it all goes wrong is when people start to think that the myth is history and the metaphor is fact.
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@Bradpete (822)
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. It is the restored church of Jesus Christ by the power and authority of the Holy Priesthood from God. I do respect all religions even the non-christian religions or atheist people cos there is also good and great things in them. And whatsoever nationalities they have they are sons and daughters of Heavenly Father the Almighty Supreme Being. Mormon missionaries are great but sometimes they are human and not perfect. I salute their wonderful teachings. They are great missionaries. Even other religious missionaries doing great, too. To keep the world in balance between good and evil. If you have time please listen to the words of the missionaries or preachers. Have a wonderful day.
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• Pakistan
9 Mar 11
Islam Is perfect religion. You should read Quran the Holy Book Of Islam. If you read the book with heart you will get much knowledge from it. It gives us all rules of life and guide us in every aspect of life.
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• Canada
9 Mar 11
I believe all religions are true religion is man made, and helps allot of people deal with problems and obsticels in life not to mention helps give there life a different meaning almost all religions follow the same pattern were there is a higher being who created us etc etc I think people should believe the religion that works best for them and not worry about if its right or wrong as it works for them
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• United States
9 Mar 11
I'm a Christian and I believe the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ. I don't think it's arrogant to believe in one absolute truth. First of all, it's part of my religion to believe that. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Second of all, I don't see how there can be many truths. If truth is relative then why do my teachers mark answers wrong on my papers? lol Because there are right answers and there are wrong answers. It's not arrogant for my math teacher to tell me that two plus two equals four, and not three as I've answered. Even if three is the answer that's working for me and three is the answer that I feel... it's still wrong and nothing about my perception of it changes that.
• United States
9 Mar 11
Islander, I profoundly disagree. I don't believe that saying there is only one truth is saying "I'm better than you". I'm a horrible rotten sinner and I need Jesus to save me. I believe everyone is a sinner, and no one could possibly earn their way to salvation... including myself. It is by the grace of God that we are saved. I don't think I'm "better" than anyone who doesn't accept salvation. I have a great love and respect for people of all faiths. It is part of my faith to love others. I don't agree with everyone, but I don't think I'm better than anyone. I know my own heart very well, and it's not pretty. I believe in an absolute wrong and an absolute right, but I make no judgement on anyone's eternal destination... that's between them and God. You called Christianity a less than spiritual religion which obviously claims it is the only way in order to entice more followers. Do you believe, in your "true spirituality" that you are better than us? I'm not trying to trap you or call you out, I just want to understand your point of view.
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• United States
9 Mar 11
[i]"As you say, in your view, and the view of your religion, everyone is a sinner. That is obviously nonsensical in real terms. It only makes sense in the doctrine of the religion. I am sure you are not a sinner at all. in reality."[/i] To sin literally means to "miss the mark". It means to fall short and make mistakes. Perfection is hitting the target, and sinning is missing. So unless there are utterly perfect people who never make mistakes in the world (and I see that the world's very short on them) then everyone is a sinner... just by the standard secular definition of what it means to sin. I don't see how the idea of sin needs to be in the context of religion in order to make sense. So what makes you think I'm not a sinner? I lied to my mother this morning and I cursed at a traffic light. (True... not proud of it but true.) Would you say that lying was not missing the mark or was not a mistake? Would you say that cursing is good and right? If it doesn't hit the target, it's a sin. Therefore, as a repeat offender, I am a sinner. If you say that I'm not really a sinner in reality... then you're saying that I'm right on target all the time. That's not true unless you think it's right and good to lie and to curse. "In my biew to be truly spiritual is to accept that everyone should be free to choose their own path whether spiritual or not without being threatened by religious doctrine. If we each have true spirituality we are equals." I can respect that belief, but I don't agree.
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• United States
13 Mar 11
The term "sin" actually originated in Old English archery. Hence the "miss the mark". Yes, it's a very religious term these days, but I still think the idea of sin... of screwing up and messing up.. is not religious in itself. I doubt you actually wanted a lecture on the origins of words... so I'll let it go. I think you're missing the point that I tried to explain to begin with... the idea of Christianity is not to be perfect or try not to be a sinner. It's not possible to be be perfect through our own means, we are to turn to the one who is perfect. It is through Christ that we are saved and through Christ that we are purified and refined. We're all sinners and we need a savior.
• India
2 Jun 12
There is truth in all religions, but no religion contins the whole truth.
@gengeni (3308)
• Indonesia
10 Mar 11
No religion the truest ...,,.. there are only the most appropriate religion,,,, and it will be different on each person ... One initial and fundamental thing you can do is try to define God (because God is the source of religious teachings). Is God something that is not visible but we can feel His power, is God in the form of sculpture that can be broken if the slam, did God form the sun, whether it be a man of God, how many of God, etc. .... will answer you match with religious teachings else in the world, which are compatible with your mind and heart of God ...
@toyota4k (1209)
• Philippines
10 Mar 11
We have to take this step by step. First, I don't represent any group, I'm a liberal researcher and I speak on my own. We can't reach conclusion in one sitting so be patient as we correspond on this post. Number one. FROM ALL HISTORY, BIBLICAL AND PROFANE, WE LEARN THAT JESUS ESTABLISHED A CHURCH WHICH FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES HAS BEEN CALLED AFTER HIM, THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OR THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.... NUMBER TWO...coming soon