Thursday, June 23, 2005
Which religion is the right one??
killing of American aborigins by Spanish conquerors
Christianity: 2 billion (all its different forms) /text: Bible.
Judaism: 12.8 million0/ text: Torah.
Islam: 1 billion / text: Qur'an.
Hinduism: 750 million / texts: Vedas, Puranas, Ramayana, etc.
Shintoism: number not determined / texts: several sacred texts and writings
Sikhism: 16 million / texts: Guru, Granth, Sahib.
Jainism: 8 million / text: Siddhanta & Anuyega.
Buddhism: 3 million / text: Tripitaka & Theravada.
Taoism: 15 thousand (not official, many followers worldwide) / texts: hundreds of writings
Baha'i: 5 million / texts: Kitab-l-Aqdas and others.
In general, there are over 10000 religions all over the world!
Now, regarding the conflicts among religions, we have conflicts among Arabs and Jews, Christians and Hinduists, Taoists and Buddhists, Christians and Christians, etc, etc, etc...
So, what is my point here? My point is that 90 percent of religions are about dominance above others, and while we still have this dominance by violent means, we also have dominance by what is called "soft power" that is, the media. We can see the hundreds of way to lure us into joining them, like people screaming in the streets, yelling on TV and even by inviting you to dance!!
Everytime you think about joining a religion, think about its history (how many people have been killed because of it, is it a religion about fear?) and the like...
Be careful! if I were you, I'd rather not join any religion at all!!!