Thought for the Day November 16, 2014: Religion

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. Mahatma Ghandi (thanks to brainyquote.com)

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.  Dalai Lama(thanks to brainyquote.com)

So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. Jesus Christ (thanks to brainyquote.com)

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Name Your Link (thanks to brainyquote.com)

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau (thanks to brainyquote.com)

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion. Name Your Link (thanks to brainyquote.com)

There are 7 billion people on this planet and each one has his own religion. This may surprise you. Think about it. Do all Catholics have the same beliefs? Do all Mormons have the same belief? Do all Buddhist have the same beliefs? They may have tenets that they follow but the interpretation of those talents can be quite different.

Marriage Is Usually a Religious Ceremony. LDS Marry Forever.

Marriage Is Usually a Religious Ceremony. LDS Marry Forever.

Pope Francis Sees Reality in Evolution

Pope Francis Sees Reality in Evolution

Christianity is considered to be a religion. Actually it is a group of many religions. That is true of other religions too. And in each religion within a religion the members have different beliefs.

Now why is this so?

It is so because there are so many unknowns.

Religions help us bridge the unknown. But as we cross that bridge, individually we see different things.

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That is why religion is so dynamic, so ever-changing. We have seen the changes in the Catholic Church, for example. Scientist are no longer put in prison or excommunicated but quite the opposite. What becomes obvious in science, that is what people have accepted, becomes acceptable to a religion.

But the main purpose of religion is not to interpret the unknown, not to interpret the future, although it does that. The main purpose of religion is to bring peace to the mind and comfort to the soul.

And no religion of merit does not believe in an eternal Creator who is the teacher for all of us.

John

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