IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD
The choice of religions to follow
Weather we are religious or not, this affects all humans in one way or another. We are led to believe that we have a choice to believe whatever we so desire, however the choice not to join the One world Religion will leave us to be persecuted or even worse put to death. Rational Wiki says, the one world religion refers to the idea of the establishment of a single global religion, formed by a merger of all existing religions.
Those with a basic grasp of global politics view the establishment of one world religion as extremely unlikely. They see the religions of the world as too fundamentally different for a peaceful union between them to ever be attainable, and doubt that there would ever exist any government with sufficient power to forcibly unite all the world’s major religions into one.
The dreams of the One World religion’s symbol looks like this:
Religion is the set of beliefs and practices that groups develop around various mythologies and superstitions. The strongest force in history that has stood against rational thought, science and intellectual development has been religion. Today the war on science and the religious right’s takeover of the political systems in the United States are merely symptoms of a historical battle between these forces of superstition and empirical reality. Understanding the source of religious belief, what they teach, how they are inserting their ideas into the public discourse, and how to argue against them are all fundamental elements to developing a coherent rational system of governance and ensuring that science will be able to continue to advance the knowledge of humankind for many future generations.
Even though this writer sees religion in this way, l as many Christians do not agree with this writers ideology to explain religion.
The religious beliefs are so different from one another and it would be hard to place belief on all aspects, even though some may not agree with all of the teachings of a religion.
There are 6 major religions and they are as different in spiritual beliefs as the amount there is.
Is an almost uniquely American version of Christianity, so says rational-wiki. Rational-wiki can believe what ever they choose, the fact that the beliefs of true Christians go back to the beginning with the laws of our Father passed down for us to follow.
There is no room for debate with the laws of God, either you abide by them or reject them each one of us have that choice. Being a true Christian who abides by the word of our Father, there is no believing what suits us and ignoring what we find distasteful is not in line with a true Christian. The Holy Bible as well as the words of our Father are there for us to live a morally acceptable life, it is clear that there are no gray areas it is all in black and white very simple we either believe and follow His word or we choose our own path.
It is accepted that there is only two ways to live our lives, do the right thing or the wrong thing. It comes down to choosing to do good or not, however society doesn’t see the laws of God as being relevant in our lives. \but they have no problem pushing their agenda of greed, lust, child abuse sexual, as well as other self satisfaction for worldly wealth. The following is man voicing their opinion about Christianity.
RationalWiki, on the whole, takes a very poor view of fundamentalists because they tend to push an Christianity that is incompatible with science and the nature of debate, and it is also rather sexist, racist, and homophobic, and otherwise intolerant of other beliefs, including and especially atheism. Christian Fundamentalism as a sect is generally accepted as an early 20th century phenomenon, but it didn’t get the attention it deserved until the 1980’s with the election of Ronald Reagan who highlighted his religious views within his position as elected official. This emboldened the fundamentalists to come out of the woodwork, trying to pass laws to counter the humanist acceptance of such things as abortion rights and homosexual rights. In the beginning of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election virtually every Republican candidate for president was a Christian fundamentalist.
• From that, a literal creation, a literal flood, and a young Earth;
• A desire to discredit biology, evolution, geography, physics, paleoanthropology and other natural sciences that irrefutably disprove a young Earth, a “created” Earth, and, most of all, God’s plan;
• A sense that morality is very “Black and White”;
• Abortion is wrong;
• Homosexuality is wrong;
• Atheists are more evil than child rapists, murderers, dictators etc., who can easily be forgiven of their sins as long as they believe the Bible;
• Anyone who does not wholeheartedly believe in their interpretation of Christ will be tortured forever in Hell. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Christianity
If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the soundness of their religion, they flare up, get angry and spill the blood of whoever confronts them with this question. They forbid rational speculation, and strive to kill their adversaries. This is why truth became thoroughly silenced and concealed.
There is no central religious authority in Islam; numerically the two major sects are Shia and Sunni, but many other forms practiced worldwide. Most Muslims follow the 5 basic tenets of their religion, known as the Five Pillars. They also obey particular dietary rules, known as halal, and other restrictions on behavior including modesty rules for women and restrictions on depicting God and often living creatures. More controversially, Muslims have a duty to spread their religion and a prominent concept is Jihad, a pious struggle which can take many forms, from war to intellectual, social, and economic efforts
Treatment of non-Muslims
Historically, all the first four Islamic states under the “Righteously guided Caliphs” required that Jews and Christians pay the jizya, a tax levied exclusively against non-Muslims which was of a higher amount than zakat.
Qur’an 9:29 is cited as the justification of this:
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture — [fight] until they give the jizya willingly while they are humbled.”
The free practice of religion in Muslim countries is a source of controversy. The Qur’an guarantees the free practice of religion for Jews and Christians (although adherents to these religions are expected to pay tribute and to acknowledge Muslim rule if in certain Islamic states). Regardless the reality is sometimes quite the opposite. In some countries, such as Saudi Arabia, other religions are banned from open practice and apostasy can be a capital offense.
As Sahih Muslim Hadith 4366 says, “Narrated by Umar ibn al-KhattabUmar heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims.”
Other states, such as Iran, nominally allow other religions to exist, though those religions (including the Ba’hai and Zoroastrian faiths) are typically persecuted. Some states including Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, and Pakistan have significant non-Muslim minorities which are treated with varying degrees of persecution, though the rise of fundamentalism in these countries has led to an increase in outbreaks of violence.
Anti free speech
Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas: A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet (ﷺ) and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet (ﷺ) and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. […] He sat before the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: Messenger of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet (ﷺ) said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood.
Islam is decidedly antifeminist, against all attempts to argue that it “supports” women.
Qur’an 4:34 states “Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance — [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.”
Comments on non-Muslims
The Qur’an states that those who, after receiving the message of Qur’an, do not convert, are dumb, deaf and blind. The Qur’an’s term for non-Muslims (especially atheists, Christians, and/or Jews) is “Kuffar”, which literally means “Denier of truth”.
The kuffar, the disbelievers, the atheists who remain deaf and stubborn to the teachings of Islam, the rational message of the Qur’an; they are described in the Qur’an as “a people of no intelligence”, Allah describes them as not of no morality, not as people of no belief – people of “no intelligence” – because they’re incapable of the intellectual effort it requires to shake off those blind prejudices, to shake off those easy assumptions about this world, about the existence of God. In this respect, the Qur’an describes the atheists as “cattle”, as cattle of those who grow the crops and do not stop and wonder about this world.
Homosexuals are severely punished in Islamic states such as Iran and Saudi Arabia (except that Iran doesn’t have any). Punishments can include flogging, beatings, mutilation of the genitals, and in some cases, execution. Gays being thrown off roofs and then stoned (not in the good way) has been the common punishment in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria and Iraq.
It is clear that this religion is a violent one with no remorse for forgiveness for mistakes, the lack of tolerance for Christianity is not acceptable for us. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Islam
Hinduism, like many Eastern spiritual schools of thought, does not fit into the Western concept of religion. Hinduism is not characterized by rigid beliefs in the same way that Christianity and Islam are, although it does have its own peculiar share of them. In fact, Hinduism does “not have a unified belief encoded in the declaration of faith or a creed”, except for a firm belief in the caste system
Hinduism as a concept came into existence in the 19th century. According to Pankaj Mishra, a contributor to the New York Review of Books, “the British invented the holdall category in the early nineteenth century, and made India seem the home of a ‘world religion’ as organised and theologically coherent as Christianity and Islam”. However, as mentioned in the first paragraph, Eastern religions were not categorized according to rigid definitions the way Western/Mid-east religions are. The word “Hindu” was derived from the Sanskritword “Sindhu”, and was first used by the Persians to refer to people living beyond the Indus River, regardless of spiritual beliefs
There are atheistic and theistic schools of thought within Hinduism. The Rig Veda (10.129.7), the oldest sacred literary work, takes an agnostic view of creation by saying:
Who really knows?
Who will here proclaim it?
Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation?
The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe.
Who then knows whence it has arisen?
Most Hindus believe in a soul, known by the Sanskrit word Atman. According to the non-dualistic school of Advaita Vedanta, the atman is ultimately indistinct from brahman, the universal soul or God. In contrast, the dualistic Dvaita and Bhakti schools state that atman is distinct from brahman. Brahman is a Supreme Being possessing a personality, worshiped in the forms of Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, or Shakti. The Supreme Being is worshiped as the Trimurti, consisting of the Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver) and Shiva (destroyer). These forms of the Supreme Being represent the phases of the universe: Creation, Preservation and Destruction.
The thought of Hinduism being a religion is called into question, if we compare the beliefs of a creator as it is in other religions, they would not fit the meaning. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Hinduism
Buddhism began and developed in India and grew out of Brahmanism , the same religious and cultural context as Hinduism, but differs from the latter on three central doctrinal points, which are the following:
1. Hinduism teaches that each individual has a personal soul, called Atman, while Buddhism denies that an unchanging eternal soul exists (anatman);
2. Hinduism teaches that there is a Supreme Being (Ishvara) which is the ultimate reality and Creator of the universe at the same time (worshiped through a huge amount of deities that form the Hindu pantheon), while the Buddha denies a Creator, and goes as far as to “mock” some of the Hindu gods. Buddhism dissuades followers from worshiping any deities; individuals must find salvation from suffering by themselves, following the Buddha’s teaching. Therefore, Buddhism is an atheistic religion;
3. Hinduism relies on the Vedas as Sacred scriptures and supreme authority on everything, while Buddhism denies the reliability and authority of the Vedas, suggesting instead that people must put their trust in their own judgement, relying only on rationality and common sense; furthermore, Gautama himself encourages those who are doubtful about his teachings to put them into practice and verify if they don’t work or if he’s lying.
The Eightfold Path can be summed up as follows:
• Right View — There are many ways to understand this; the most common is “perceive and know the Four Noble Truths”
• Right Intention — The intention of renunciation, harmlessness, and non ill-will
• Right Speech — Abstention from lies, harsh speech, malicious speech, and idle speech
• Right Action — Abstention from killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct
• Right Livelihood — Earning a livelihood legitimately, by not breaking the law or hurting others or being selfish.
• Right Effort — Preventing harmful states from arising, abandoning arisen harmful states, promoting the arising of beneficial states, and preserving arisen beneficial states
• Right Mindfulness — Cultivating careful attention with respect to 1. the body, 2. the feelings, 3. the moods or mental climate, 4. phenomena
• Right Concentration — The development of jhana
It should be noted that these are not individual steps, but co-dependent factors.
• Preserve life; do not kill.
• Use what you have; do not take what is not given.
• Contain your sexual drive; do not screw around inappropriately.
• Do not lie, except to preserve life and the like.
• Contaminating your body with intoxicants leads to carelessness and clinging, and is to be avoided.
Practitioners can also observe the eight precepts which would also include:
• Don’t eat after noon
• Don’t sing, dance or listen to music, don’t watch television, don’t watch entertainment
• Don’t wear perfumes, makeups or garlands; don’t beautify the body
Through karma, one’s actions are believed to have positive or negative consequences during one’s life, or even to determine one’s nature when reincarnated. Strictly speaking, karma is simply the concept that actions have consequences.
Simplified, abstracted or dumbed-down versions of karmic philosophy have been adopted in many western New Age belief systems ever since the hippie era, and also widely used in popular culture. The westernized conception of karma boils down to the idea that if you do good things, good things will happen to you. In most traditional Indian and Indian-derived religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, and especially Jainism) all karma is considered ultimately unhelpful, and the goal of the serious practitioner is to refrain from incurring any kind of karma, even “good” karma.
You are not practicing Judaism if you celebrate Christmas.
Due to their overwhelming refusal over the centuries to convert to either of the other two Abrahamic faiths — Christianity or Islam — and their traditionally strong cultural coherence, Jews control the world via the UN and banks are frequently made the subject of numerous conspiracy theories and libels, as well as pogroms and genocides (by far the most notable being the Holocaust of World War II)
Followers of Judaism and ethnic Jews have been subject to different forms of antisemitism. Many conspiracy theories are inherently antisemitic. In modern times, the success of Zionism, a political movement that was successful in the establishment of the secular Jewish state of Israel in the region of Israel/Judea/Palestine/whatever you call it, adds to the mix of theories.
In addition to these differences in religious text, there are several major theological differences between Christianity and Judaism. Judaism, unlike Christianity, focuses more on this life than the afterlife, which is hardly mentioned in their scriptures and highly debatable.For Jews, behavior is also more important than faith. Satan never rebelled against YHWH but was created for the purpose of tempting people — usually Satan is more a symbol than an actual being. Most Jews do not believe in Satan at all, nor do they believe in Hell.It would be blasphemous and a violation of monotheism to regard him as a rival to YHWH, as Satan is in some forms of Christianity. Judaism also rejects the concept of original sin
Judaism arose several thousand years ago in the Middle East, descending apparently from the local polytheistic traditions of twelve (technically thirteen, one of the tribes was in fact a combination of two tribes that held common descent) tribes of an ethnic group known as the Hebrews (traditionally, the ancient nations of Israel, Judah, Edom, Moab, and Ammon); these people may have had their origins in itinerant tribes known in Egyptian as “Habiru” in the ancient Middle East.
Jewish” is a relatively modern term applied to the descendants of the Israelites or Hebrews, specifically those whose ancestry primarily traces to Judah, occupying the central regions of the areas now known as the state of Israel and the West Bank; https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Judaism
Is a religion founded in India around 1500 CE. It ranks fifth in terms of worldwide membership (about 26 million). Contrary to popular belief, Sikhs are not Muslims. Sikhs look distinctive because they are forbidden to cut their hair unless absolutely necessary (such as for medical reasons), instead keeping it wrapped up in turbans
While Christianity has seven deadly sins, Sikhs only have to worry about five: lust, anger, greed, worldly attachment, and pride. Sikhs do not believe in heaven or hell (although they do believe in a form of reincarnation), but do hold that paradise can be found on earth by doing good deeds and helping others.
Sikhism includes among its articles of faith the requirement that baptized Sikhs carry a weapon at all times. This usually takes the form of a ceremonial dagger called a kirpan (which may or may not actually be usable as a weapon), though some have been known to wear swords or other weapons. This is considered important enough that in India as well as in several European countries Sikhs’ knives are often exempted under certain circumstances from laws against the public carrying of weapons.
Sikhs do not practice circumcision, making Sikhism one of the few religions in which the body is considered sacred, and actually consistent on the matter. Sikh holy scripture does not specifically mention homosexuality, and opinion on it varies, with younger generations being more accepting. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Sikhism#cite_note-1
The six major religions around the world are the basics for all beliefs we see today. After reviewing the fundamental core values of each religion, there are five that are similar and the sixth which is Christianity stands alone with laws which are clear and can’t be misunderstood in their meaning. The vague natural of the five religions would be easily misunderstood as well as leave one confused.
This is a subject that has depth in understanding the full effect of our lives here as well as where our souls will spend eternity.
I will not through caution to the wind and hope for the best, this behaviour for me is unacceptable. I will follow my Father’s Will in heaven, through His Son Yahuesh (Jesus Christ), we cannot enter the presence of our Father in heaven except through believing Yahuesh dying for our sins, as well as the only to our Father is through Yahuesh.
Will you through caution to the wind?
Is it worth the risk? https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/One_world_religion