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It's such a commonplace these days, people saying that all religions are basically the same.

But are they?

Then, if you say anything not very nice about some religion or other, the answer is always that people got it wrong. In other words, the religion is okay. Even if you give quotes from a religious text that shows something not very nice, the response is identical: it's people who wrote the texts, and they're fallible. So once again the religion is fine, it's just people who have made mistakes.

So, according to masses of people, all religions are basically the same and basically okay.

The question: does this stance make sense?

After all, the religions disagree: heaven and hell, nothing at all, reincarnation, earthly paradise. They certainly don't sound basically the same.

But one thing does seem likely: there is one ultimate reality. That includes: it may be the ultimate reality envisaged by most atheists: nothingness after death.

So what is the ultimate reality most likely to be?

And why are people saying that all religions - from those with a harsh, rigid, and extremely punitive god, to religions with a loving do-what-you-want deity - are the same???
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GOOD THINKING and SPECULATION
* ABOUT GOD - ESPECIALLY WHAT IS GOD?
* ABOUT MODERN RELIGION,
* ABOUT DOES GOD EXIST, OR DOES GOD NOT EXIST?
* ABOUT, IS THERE A GOD? ARE THERE MANY GODS, GODDESSES?
* ABOUT RELIGIOUS BELIEFSTHAT HOLD THAT ALL RELGIONS ARE EQUAL.

MORE SPECULATIONS on SPIRITUAL LIVING, SPIRITUAL AWARENESS,
SPIRITUAL GROWTH, SPIRITUAL WISDOM,
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT.

MOST OF ALL, WHAT ABOUT THE RELIGIOUS BELIEF THAT
ALL RELIGIONS ARE EQUAL,
THAT ALL RELIGIONS ARE BASICALLY THE SAME?

THEN, IS THERE SOME COSMIC FORCE,
OR ARE THERE COSMIC FORCES THAT
HAVE HAD A ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIFE ON EARTH?

COULD SUCH A COSMIC FORCE BE
WHAT IS WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS GOD?
IN THAT CASE, WHAT ABOUT GOD?
WHAT IS GOD? WHAT ABOUT RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

THE ULITMATE REALITY - WHAT IS IT?

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What Is The Ultimate Reality? Do Any Religious Beliefs,
Beliefs About God, Make Sense? What is God?
What Is Modern Religion? What About Cosmic Forces?
Are All Religions Equal?


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One of my lifelong concerns has been trying to make sense of reality. What is happening? What is real? What about things I can't see, taste, feel? What is the ultimate reality?

Does god exist? If so, what is god?

In childhood, I got few answers. My parents had left traditional religion - Catholicism, in their case. My father always cared ardently to figure out the ultimate reality, and always somehow believed that knowledge of it related to a true understanding of the bible.

As a teen, I encountered the Jehovah's Witnesses, who claimed to know the ultimate reality, who claimed they had all the answers about god, about what is god, about what god wants, about what happens after death, about everything and anything.

There was only one problem. I could not swallow their answers. They stuck in my throat. Science saved me. Science and comparative religion. They showed the flaws in the arguments of the Jehovah's Witnesses - in most traditional religious beliefs about god and the ultimate realty.

It's taken me a long time to come back to questions going through my mind from early on: especially, what is the ultimate reality?

The Jehovah's Witnesses and other traditional religions have never again played a significant role in my life.

Instead around me I've been bombarded by the message that all religions - no matter how different they may seem on the surface - are in essence the same. Also, all around me float what I experience as the ultimate modern religion, a spirituality that makes claims including that we totally choose our lives, including that - before conception - we choose our parents in order to learn lessons.

Here, finally, I've put together my conclusions and speculations.

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A JOURNEY THROUGH RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
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AND THROUGH STRONG PROCLAMATIONS THAT GOD DOES NOT EXIST.

THOUGHTS AND SPECULATIONS on THE ULTIMATE REALITY -
INCLUDING ON THE POSSIBLITY OF A COSMIC FORCE OR COSMIC FORCES
BEING INTERPRETED AS GOD BY HUMANS,

THOUGHTS AND SPECULATIONS
INCLUDING EXPLORATIONS OF SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS,
RELIGIOUS VIEWS, SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT.

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