Religion is a funny thing isn’t it, I mean to you and I the meaning of it can be completely different or almost the same depending if your like minded or not. Yet all these religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the many other religions that are monotheistic think they have a monopoly on god. To believe in God is to in fact believe in a religion or at least that what I have been told. That my belief in god is not as true as someone who has aligned themselves with a church, synagogue, or mosque but yet I wondered why? Why exactly does my faith in God mean that I must belong to a religion to validate it.
Yet even within ones own religion there are factions and groups and if the people of the actually religion cannot all agree to worship together, then why would I join in on the mess. Christianity has Catholic, Protestant, Lutheran, etc. Judaism has Reform, Reconstructionist, Humanistic, etc. Muslims have the Sunnis and Shias, the radical and the peaceful.
That is only to count three religions in this world filled with billions and billions of minds able to think for themselves and within these religions believing in one similarity, that there is one god. Yet rather than stand together within that belief and become peaceful and except what they have in common, they would rather kill each other for what is different. Judge each other on their belief and ridicule what they see as wrong.
That’s not even counting the ones that are polytheistic or even philosophy for that matter. I have never been that much of a religious person I guess. That does not mean that I don’t appreciate it for what it is, it gives people hope when they are around people who believe in what they believe. That is a beautiful thing for some people. I choose not to be apart of it because it just isn’t right for me.