Religion & World Peace
How Can They CoExist?
Different Story, Same Idea
Peace ; freedom from disturbance; freedom from war or violence.
Imagine those 5 or more minutes where it’s absolutely silent except for chants and hymns going on. Your mind is blank except for the devotion and faith for your lord. In that moment, you aren’t thinking about the gunshots in Sydney, the break-ins around the DFW area, or the rude person you encountered that day. At most, you are praying for the victims in Sydney, the home owners that got robbed, and the poor kid you saw get bullied in the hallway. And guess what? You’re not the only person who must be praying for them. Your neighbor with another religion would be praying for the same things. And you know why? Because the point of religion is to make sure we act as human beings, not animals. Humanity is the root of all religions. Whether it’s Christianity or Confucianism. When 9/11 took place, it wasn’t Hinduism or Judaism that brought our country together as a whole, it was humanity. No one religion will feel a blow harder than the rest of us, as we are a species born full of empathy for others. Humanity is what makes us feel emotions of happiness in helping the less fortunate, guilt when you wrong someone else, and redemption when you fix your mistakes.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ; Mahatma Gandhi. To us, this quote is a reminder to believe in humanity. Showing us that even in the darkest of times, we can find the light. Supposedly, there are 4,200 + religions that we can track. Each with their own worship, belief, faith. However, when the time comes, no matter how diverse the human race is, each and every religion finds it within themselves to reach out and connect to the world like a puzzle piece to make a complete picture. In the end, each and every story from all religions are out to teach us certain morals in life to live and leave a legacy of righteousness and peace.
I do believe that the original sources of all religions should be taught, because with that we will find our similarities, not just our differences. I believe that if Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses all got together they would be best of friends because the spiritual basis of all religions is something that builds unity. -Yehuda Berg