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What is the right religion?

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Lard Ass Profile
Lard Ass answered

Guess that depends on what religion you believe....if any. If you're Christian, then it's Christian, if you're Muslim then it's Islam, if you're Jewish then it's Judaism, if you're Catholic then it's Catholicism.....so who's to say what's "right"? It seems no matter which one you "choose" it's all a form of control in one way or another....no thanks.

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Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
I've worked a lot in Saudi Arabia in the past (If you ever get the opportunity to visit, please don't take it - it sucks) and it is noticeable just how much Islam is used as a tool to control the people (and curiously, how much ordinary, pious Muslims actually realize and accept this).
Lard Ass
Lard Ass commented
I agree, it actually amazes me. I've known people who will say "that's crazy" when talking about things like Jonestown "how can people believe someone/something like that" and in the same breath, talk about the bible and "God" as unquestionably all knowing and all correct....and when confronted as to how/why they believe that, the only answer I ever get is cos that's what the bible says....umm...ok, no thanks!
Lard Ass
Lard Ass commented
Oh and thanks for the heads up, Saudi isn't on my bucket list! Lol!
PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

The one you connect with. Religion isn't a one size fits all. You have to find the one that speaks to you and go with that.

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Charles Davis answered

Seeing not one religion has evidence that it is the "correct" religion, it would be pretty much a choice of the person seeking a religion. Many state that they are the "only true religion" but they are as much the only true religion as the next group stating the same thing.

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Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
Yes, CD, there are a number of religions that claim to be the 'only true religion', which- I would say we both agree- muddies up the water a little; or more precisely, it makes it sound a bit absurd to suggest that one, really is.

That is why I prefer to address clarifications and distinctions, rather than make statements. And I acknowledge that certain things are subjective.

'What is Christianity'?
'Do the pantheon of Christian organizations that exist today, resemble Christianity 2000 years ago?' 
 Those- and questions like them- can be properly addressed, to make determinations as to what is true.
'What is true Christianity?'
That, can be accurately answered, because it is a precise question.
But a general statement?

I can make one. But...who would believe it, if it was just my opinion?
Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

The "Right" religion depends on your predisposed worldview.

What ever your culture determines is that "right" religion and then indoctrinates their youth to believe this to be true, is what ultimately dictates what is "right" or not.

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Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
That is generally- more or less- how most religious views are formed, yes, DM.

Heritage usually trumps history, which is not the way it should work.
Dash TwentyOne Profile
Dash TwentyOne answered

That is a subjective question.

But- for example-  if one wishes to be a Christian, one needs to look beyond contemporary, popular organism and emotional inclination.  And beyond national religious heritage.

First-century Judaic Christianity, for instance, was quite different than 4th-century Euro/Roman Gentile Christianity, which adopted Roman/Greek/Egyptian/Babylonian religious teachings, and melded them with Judaic teaching.

Protestants, who abandoned some of those formulations (including many superficial practices), retained almost all of the primary hybrid-developments of those Gentile religious teachings, even after restyling their form of organization.

But Jesus and his apostles, their disciples and the early Christians, however, were entirely Judaic, even after gentiles were permitted to penetrate and become a part of their congregations.  ...after learning Judaic principles, of course.

This history is largely- and commonly- overlooked today, however.  It is even widely dismissed.  And "Christendom"- a European Gentile development- is often confused with "Christianity", which is intrinsically Judaic.

For example, notice the contrast on these two points:

Christianity: Non-political, non-commercial, no record of violence.

Christendom:  Highly political, Highly commercial, a long, disturbing record of violence.

These two religions have vast differences, that produce vastly-different records of history.

If one decides to make a choice on what religion they wish to pursue, one also needs to look beyond heritage and contemporary majority, and investigate which is the "right"- as the question puts it- religion.  Then validity can certainly be addressed. 

 

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

For believers, perhaps the nearest you'll get to the "true" relgion comes in a quote from Hinduism's Rig Veda.  "By whatever name you call me, it is I who will answer." It's something like buying home brands at the supermarket rather than the more expensive labels.

For the rest of us, religion is of no consequence.

Woof Woofy Profile
Woof Woofy answered

I'm just taking it each day as it comes.

When I'm well and better. I'm looking into a particular religion.

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