Sunday, February 11, 2007


I like to consider myself reasonably knowledgeable on world religions, but once in a while, I find out something new that surprises me that I didn't even know before. Apparently there is a Catholic Bible, which is totally different from a regular Bible because of some additional books that weren't included in the regular Bible. I guess King James felt that the story of the Maccabees wasn't really pertinent to his 66 ordained books.

It's stuff like this that makes me think that religion is just a collection of what people make up to feel connected to themselves and to a higher power. I'm not saying that I'm atheist or agnostic or anything like that, but in this day and age with so many religions, how do you determine which one is right?

Especially when everyone feels that they are right, and feels that they have the right to be judgemental and superior because they have the truth. Or worse, they believe in something that turns them out to be suicidal terrorists or drinking blood for a living.

I believe every religion has some element of truth in it. There is an essence in the fervency of all religion and spirituality in every belief. But how do you sort out what's truth and what's deception?

Where do you draw the line between man's fabrication/interpretation of the truth and the real truth from God?

1 comment:

Kafo said...

it's in us
religion aside
who do u call when the stuff hits the fan
i really don't think it is Buddha or one of the billions of hindu gods
so yeah
it's in us