Truth is a very relative concept for many people in everyday life. Even in simple matters, truth can be skewed because of the lens through which people view different events. The fact that many religions contradict each other does not negate the fact that they might all be true; it actually supports the fact that truth is relative. For example, if a schizophrenic is hallucinating and talking to someone who, from your perspective, is not there, you might deem them to be crazy. In actuality, the schizophrenic might be the one who can see the truth. Who can say that you are right and the schizophrenic is wrong? To you, there is no third person, and that is your truth. To the schizophrenic, the third person exists, and that is his/her truth. If this can occur with such seemingly concrete interactions, how can we say that the realm of the supernatural is incapable of possessing multiple truths?
One religion isn't necessarily the be all end all. Maybe not all parts of every religion are completely accurate, but parts of all of them and the views can be true. There are tons of other planets and solar systems in the world where what is written in one religious book may be the truth there, something that has actually occurred. Just because each religion has their own view of God, doesn't mean that there truly has to be only one God - in fact, the idea of ancient Greek beliefs being true already defeats that idea as they had many Gods. All religions could definitely be true, none of us have seen the beginning and end of all the worlds, so we can not know.
The 3 main religions Islam, Judaism and Christianity all go back to Abraham. They all also have ONE god. All religions teach fairness and equality and they all have the same golden rule love each other. If anything all religions trace back to the tower of Babylonia where it began.
A number of blind men came to an elephant. Somebody told them that it was an elephant. The blind men asked, ‘What is the elephant like?’ and they began to touch its body. One of them said: 'It is like a pillar.' This blind man had only touched its leg. Another man said, ‘The elephant is like a husking basket.’ This person had only touched its ears. Similarly, he who touched its trunk or its belly talked of it differently. All religions can look at a divine power and take away different parts of it. They're all right in their own way.
Do not follow religion line-by-line, search inner meanings; there are metaphor which got different meaning over a period. All religion teaches to help and love all being (movable & immovable) in nature. I believe human lifetime not enough to study god, lets say a lizard staring at electric bulb, it cannot think how bulb glows.
Consider all religion teach good thing, like
1+4 = 5 (Christian)
10/2 = 5 (Hindu)
2.5*2 = 5 Islam
12-7= 5 Buddhism etc
And all these are different and same. Some people wont agree because they don't know other math operations.
I believe that all religions are indeed one and gratifies one true god. They also teach great moral values to follow and to have peace and prosperity with all mankind. Unfortunately, due to corrupt leaderships, of either religious or political entity, there seems to be many conflicts created to divert the human beings from living with each other in a global brotherhood.
I believe all religions have something true and false about them. But I believe that they are all true in their own way. Nobody should judge a religion just based on their beliefs. I respect all religions good or bad, I respect them. People that are really into their religions really shouldn't criticized other people or their beliefs.
Religion has been described as having three fundamental dimensions or facets; 1: truth claims/belief system, 2: moral code and 3: religious/spiritual activities to be practiced privately and publicly. These facets are called creed, code and cult, aka words, works and worship. When it comes to truth claims, the major world religions appear to contradict each other, but there is great consensus among the major religions about what morality is; each major world faith teaches a morality of charity, self-sacrifice, etc. Nobody sees everything, but nobody sees nothing.
In any domain or endeavor (humans and beyond) multiple perspectives have truth. Even in mathematics a simple result to the square root of 9 is 3 and -3. These answers are both on opposite ends of the number line but are equally correct. This becomes even more complex in humanities, ethics, philosophies, and religion. Not because anyone believes whatever they want but because things are inconceivably complex. Existientially humans do not have a single right answer to questions of meaning. Rather the answers to meaning and purpose are slightly different for each individual and group.
To put religion in a quantifiable rational box immideatly discredits all of them. People may argue that their religion is proven, but in the end it's all about faith. Now if you say that there is one God, and I say there are many, we would both be wrong because we are inviting a conclusion that makes more than the least amount of assumptions. If we do this we will all be athiests. However, if you entertain the idea that there could be something beyond our understanding it is outside the realm of logic, and thereby its rules cannot govern it. If there are infinite possabilities than there are infinite conclusions, and all of them can be equally true. There is one God, there are many gods, there are no gods. None of these statements can be proven, and much like Schrödinger's cat, all outcomes can all be equally correct.
For one thing, it violates the law of non-contradiction. Since different religions say different things they cannot all be true. It is possible from that perspective that they could all be false, but there can be no more than one truth. The Muslims and Jews say Jesus is not God just a prophet, the Christians say he is God. They can't all be right. That is the problem with those "coexist" bumper stickers, they are a contradiction.
Lots of religions are claiming that they are the only true religion. So, it is clear that they all cannot coexist. First of all, I don't think that any of them is true, but if you still wan't to believe in one, you can only believe in one... You can't say Islam is true but also paganism is true.. It would be against the Islam's nature.
Jews, Moslems, and Christians alike agree that there is one God. Furthermore, Christians believe that accepting Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Therefore, none of them believe that all religions are okay.
The religions of the world are fundamentally different and superficially similar. The very core of each religion contradicts the very core of other religions. For example, Christians believe that God exists as one God, but in three separate persons while Muslims believe in one God, Allah who is not trinitarian. This is important because, both of these beliefs are about God, where religions find their foundations. If two religions can't agree on who God is, there is no way they are both correct.
Since the religions contradict each other, there are only two options as to the truth. Either a) one of the religions is correct because it has correctly believe the truth of what is spiritual and transcendent or b) none of the religion are true because it is possible that there is no such thing as religious truth. But multiple religions cannot be true because two contradicting claims cannot both be true. They can both be false, one of them can be true, but both of them cannot both be true.
It is impossible for all of the major religions or even some of the major religions to be true because all of them claim their version of god to be the "one true god" and thus, none of them can exist simultaneously. Not only do monotheistic religions condemn pagan, polytheistic religions but each monotheistic religion condemns the other monotheistic religions. Religion is a zero-sum game, winner take all. They cannot be true together because believing in one means you reject the others.
The world religions contradict each other on even the most basic of tenets, it is impossible for them all to be right. They can, however, all be wrong.
The latter is far more likely, considering the correlation of most current religions to more ancient myths and the complete and total lack of evidence for the existence of any gods.
No, I do not think that all religions can be true. So there are so many differences in the major religions I do not think that all religions can be true and that there is only one true God in the end. Religions and the differences are want make only one really true.
All major religions claim one messiah, they can't all be right. Makes most sense they are all false. Eliminate religion and remove key political argument for culture wars. Eliminate religion for world peace. Free your mind!!! Arguments based on supernatural "evidence" can't be won. Resorting to "faith" is a fools game.
I love poo and like to eat it. Hindu religion christians jews. Poop it out cus religions are all true so yeah deal with it i love poo bum bum is nice and m name is Thomas and i play hockey with my friends every day i get so yeah
No one is right in the debate about which one of your religions is correct, because religion is just a made up fantasy. People didn't have techonology thousands of years ago, and they couldn't just man up and accept the fact that nothing happens to you after you die. So they all assumed that there must be a happy place to go for the good people and a bad place for the bad people, and a supreme ruler of each of those places. Believing is a God is like still believing in Santa clause, it just doesn't make sense and people can't accept the fact that they have been fed lies their whole life starting from before they could talk or make decisions for themselves. It's hard wired in our current society to brainwash the children into a certain religions that their parents were raise up in and it's a vicious cycle that I hope will come to and end soon. Open your eyes people and stop debating about whether all religions can be true, and start asking yourself what the hell you are doing actually believing in the crazy, twisted, made up lies you have been brainwashed to be known as true. The church's love your money that's all I have to say.
- I am a Graduate Student at a private Christian university