Do you wonder why there is so much corruption and crime in this world? Even in the church hierarchy, there are stories of religious leaders going astray. Religious leaders and crime, this is an oxymoron. The question arises, is religion too difficult to understand?
There are many religions where there are volumes of books that must be deciphered. There are churches where a prayer must be recited in a specific language, accompanied by specific religious ceremonies for the prayers to be supposedly effective. There are churches where both sexes are separated when praying. It almost appears that we are selecting a club when choosing our religions.
Many of us have limited knowledge and time in deciphering the ancient sacred books that teach of God’s truth. We depend on religious leaders to summarize and convince us that they are transmitting God’s truth to us. But why did God make it so difficult to understand the truth? Why do we need others to decipher God’s truth?
As humans, we sometimes incorporate our beliefs and customs into religion. After awhile these beliefs and customs may mistakenly be incorporated as coming from God. This makes religion difficult to understand. It is with this awareness of human fallacy, we must be cautious in believing in all of the contents in the sacred books.
But in many of the sacred books, there is a common theme of love from God, and love among human beings. It is this common theme of sweeping evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our hearts that we must take from each of the religions in the world.
In summary, religions have become too complicated and too divisive. We must be able to find out God’s truth or why God created mankind. The truth I believe is in most of our religious documents, and is simple for the average person to find. When we find this truth, the world will become joyous with everyone helping each other.