Thursday, December 10, 2009

On Prefering Vain Imaginings to the Truth of God: Or Read the Kitab-Iqan

If it works for you, then is that all that matters?

on Psalm Trees from 1 day ago

As a religion nerd who has actually read the source texts and holy books of almost every "major" religion (Christianity - all kinds, Judaism - all kinds, Buddhism - all kinds, Islam - all kinds, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism - several kinds, Sikhism, Baha'i Faith), I can appreciate your position but must say your concerns & objections are easily dealt with when one understands that it is not the original religions that disagree, but rather their adherents, due to the accumulated detritus of hundreds of years of human commentary, opinion & interpretation. When one returns to the source - without preconceptions!! - it is apparent that there is no conflict. It is only our fossilized ideas that cause us to be incapable of recognizing the underlying harmony of religious Truth-with-a-capital-T. It is easy to scoff at this when faced with the overwhelming "evidence" of conflict in the world and the vitriolically opposed doctrines of men, but as we have been told in every Revelation, the majority of mankind is sleep-walking, blind and deaf, preferring their own vain imaginings to the Truth of God. Also, Muslims actually do believe Jesus was the Messiah. He is even called that in the Qur'an in multiple verses.If you are not familiar with it, I highly recommend the "Kitab-i-Iqan" or Book of Certitude by Baha'u'llah, which addresses many of the issues you raise in this post.

Following comments on BackType is fun. -gw

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