Zeitgeist Posted August 3, 2022 Report Share Posted August 3, 2022 (edited) 1 hour ago, ExFlyer said: Who's God? Christians God? Muslims God? Jewish God? Mythological Gods? Judaism, Islaam, and Christianity all share the same God and there are detailed accounts of the histories of the 12 tribes of Israel, whether or not they are entirely factual. Hinduism is about the purification of the individual on the way to Nirvana, which can take thousands of lifetimes. They believe there have been manifestations of God, such as Rama, Buddha, Jesus, etc. The Buddhists believe there’s a fast track to enlightenment by conquering desire and the ego. I think they’re all getting at much the same thing, which is that there’s a kind of path or Dao that we must find and follow to better ourselves. If nothing else, these stories are ancient wisdom that have been passed down because the stories are powerful and have provided structure and guidance. In that regard religion and science compliment each other, because one ends where the other begins. Also, science can’t always help with questions of ethics, which isn’t to say that there aren’t ethical atheists. I think the bottom line is that people need to be aware of the great canon of cultural knowledge: religious, scientific, philosophical, artistic, literary, etc. as best they can or at least inasmuch as it helps them lead purposeful lives. A life without meaning or purpose is hard to live. Our culture is now rife with nihilism and a rejection of wisdom, which I think is very dangerous and sad. Edited August 3, 2022 by Zeitgeist 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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