Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds
(NO religion can have a monopoly on GOD)
WHY HAVE SO MANY WARS BEEN FOUGHT IN THE NAME OF RELIGION?
HOW CAN WE ERADICATE THE EXTREMISTS OF ALL RELIGIONS?
The answer is to teach young people about Humanity and Spirituality.
Our world today is dominated by religions that require BLIND FAITH AND OBEDIENCE.-
That is no good and there is no reason for it.
Religion as it is generally taught allover the world, is found to be based upon faith and belief and in most cases consists only of different sets of theories; that is why we find religions quarreling with each other. These theories are again based upon belief. If you analyze the various religions of the world, you will find that they are divided in to two classes; those with a book and those without a book. Those with book are stronger and have large number of followers. Those without book have mostly died out or have very few followers. Yet in all of them we find one consensus of opinion: that the truth they teach are the results of the experiences of particular persons. At the present time these experiences have become obsolete, and therefore we have to take these religions on faith.
From childhood onwards we have been taught to pay attention only to things external, but never to things internal; hence most of us have nearly lost the faculty of observing the internal mechanism. The goal of all the teachings is to show how to concentrate the mind; then how to discover the innermost recesses of our own minds; then how to generalize its contents and form our own conclusions from them.