Jews, Muslims and Christians all believe in the same God. This is true. These three religions all acknowledge Adam, Noah, Moses and Abraham. And Jesus. And this is where – to my mind – “the troubles” originated. Christians believe that Jesus was the Messiah. Jews acknowledge that he was born but don’t believe that he was the Messiah because he was not a descendant of King David. Muslims believe that he was one of the great prophets and that he, the other prophets and the Mahdi will return before the Day of Judgement. All three religions believe in the Day of Judgement. All three believe in the same God. Why is it that the followers of these religions focus on what divides them instead of that which unites them? Why are there warring sects within each religion?
A possible “missing link” has been announced in South Africa – Homo Naledi. This being appears to have both ape and human skeletal similarities. The age of the bones is not yet known; they could be between 1-3 million years old. If it’s taken that long to evolve physically, how much longer will it take humans to evolve mentally and emotionally to the point where we can live together with compassion and no territorial-ism? Another 1 million years will be too long as we’ll have annihilated ourselves by then with wars and disease.
Back to wars based on religious differences: If we are nearing the Day of Judgement, as some religious leaders are espousing, why are the different religions hell-bent (pun intended) on discrediting each other? Won’t the Day of Judgement be the final confirmation of who is right and wrong? What if the Judgement has absolutely nothing to do with who is right?
What will we think of ourselves if it’s discovered that the Judgement will be based on how one’s life was conducted?
I prefer to think of myself as spiritual rather than religious. Have I been a saint? No. I’m flawed. But I am trying to be a better person. I’m still evolving.