Differing beliefs, one truth

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cavalier said:
I wouldn't, at present, say I definitely believe it, but I can certainly see how the world's religions could simply be different expressions of the same ultimate truth.
Maybe religions are like instruments -musical or scientific -and each one contributes a little something to the big picture. Or maybe they're like systems designed to get at something that can't really be gotten at with systems, so you get a whole bunch of them going in a circle around it.

Now you know where it is, generally, and kinda what it's like, but whatever It Is it's all still pretty mysterious.

I don't know. Maybe.
 

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Dr. Now said:
Maybe religions are like instruments -musical or scientific -and each one contributes a little something to the big picture. Or maybe they're like systems designed to get at something that can't really be gotten at with systems, so you get a whole bunch of them going in a circle around it.

Now you know where it is, generally, and kinda what it's like, but whatever It Is it's all still pretty mysterious.

I don't know. Maybe.
The Uncertainty Principle of Truth. :)

Welcome to CR. :)

lunamoth
 

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Therapon said:
Au Contraire, there are indeed many Gods!:D
Monotheism represents the departure from previously polytheistic religion, and is a human invention. Akhenaton, Zoroaster, Moses, Mani etc etc all confused the One with a single, particular deity and therefore missed the point.
IMHO; The One is God. Plotinus:cool:
My dear,it is the otheway round.Monotheism is first and when due to superstition people are lead astray they become polytheistic.History is a witness to it.
Thanks
 

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Dr. Now said:
Maybe religions are like instruments -musical or scientific -and each one contributes a little something to the big picture. Or maybe they're like systems designed to get at something that can't really be gotten at with systems, so you get a whole bunch of them going in a circle around it.

Now you know where it is, generally, and kinda what it's like, but whatever It Is it's all still pretty mysterious.

I don't know. Maybe.
Maybe the different religions are different versions of sheet music, and we are the different musical instuments. That would make God the conductor.
Welcome to CR, Dr. Now. :)
 

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Hey Thomas

Thanks for your reply
Thomas said:
I think one can no longer hold onto polytheism

I thought that many people did though. Out here in Taiwan for example, people believe in a huge number of Gods.

Thomas said:
that doesn't necessarily mean that that God is the source of all Revealed Religions,

That depends upon how you define 'revealed'
Fair point, I guess I overlooked that word didn't I?

Thomas said:
there could be another source, such as humankind's sinful or impure nature.
Then we would say there is no revelation here, just deception, self- or otherwise.
Yes, fair enough.

Thomas said:
all roads lead to Rome
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taijasi said:
Here are some more examples of a differing beliefs, across the various faith traditions, with one underlying truth.

Thanks Tai, interesting reading
 

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inhumility said:
My dear,it is the otheway round.Monotheism is first and when due to superstition people are lead astray they become polytheistic.History is a witness to it.
Thanks

I would greatly appreciate it if you would resist the urge to patronise me.:cool:

I suspect that may be a deliberate untruth, as the archeological record clearly provides ample proof that polytheism precedes monotheism:mad:

Polytheism comes first and then because of a desire for reasons of religious, political and social control men, such as Akhenaton, go around pulling down the Temples of the Gods and reinventing history.

Just because you close the Temples it dosn't mean the Gods have gone. Victor Hugo

The One is God and the Gods are many:D
 

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Therapon,

Well sure, `G-d' has three faces, and `G-d' has Seven ...

... from there, a `God' for every planet, every wo/man, every atom ...

:)

taijasi
 

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taijasi said:
Well sure, `G-d' has three faces, and `G-d' has Seven ...
... from there, a `God' for every planet, every wo/man, every atom ...
:)taijasi

There is an infinite God and therefore an infinity of Gods IMHO ;)
 
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