All the world’s major religions, with their emphasis on love, compassion, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness can and do promote inner values. But the reality of the world today is that grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate. This is why I am increasingly convinced that the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether.
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I do not have any doubt that most people are conscious and agree to the existence of God, and crave to identify with Him and fellowship with Him. That is the reason for what is called religion. First off, I think generally is an issue of "ideology imbalance"! Why should my faith in Almighty God and pursuit for fellowship with Him be tagged religion? I do not seek religion or to be religious, I am simply a Christian; being like Christ and desiring to live Jesus Christ lifestyle is not a religion, and does not depend on morals (ethics). Imagine the lifestyle of Jesus Christ; a perfect embodiment of peace, joy, love, compassion, harmony, prosperity, peaceful coexistence of neighbors. That is Christianity! That is the standard that we all need if we are truthful. The fact that many people are not living this standard does not connote its absence. So if the perfect way already exists, calling for another "perfect way" is unnecessary. It is only a systematic attack to discredit the existence of Christianity and discredit God that gave the Bible.May 30, 2013
- but not ol people,..remember da one truly luv 2 u see dat how good really u inside en outsideJul 27, 2014
- Without religion one will not have a foundation to start having a relationship with god cause religion is the start you wouldn't know what spirituality is great minds think alike cause I tried to think like that but I came right back to religionOct 18, 2014
- I don't believe the Dalai Lama was appealing to one's sense of faith in this quote -- if he was, he would most likely have mentioned Tibetan Buddhism, of which he is the leader. I believe he was instead attempting to convey that ethics and morality don't stem from one's faith -- despite them championing morality -- and we (as humans and as a society) need to think about these things in a more abstract manner. No fixation on the "one way", because such things tend to limit one's worldview.Apr 13, 2015
- Maybe he was really thinking bigger than Tibetan Buddhism by throwing such provocative idea into the public domain. After all Buddhism is currently considered a religion. He might be insidiously touting the idea of one-world-religion or Unitarian Universalism or a new brand he is hoping to launch. You have to test the market before launching right? Good strategy! Whatever his intents are, until he comes clear to all, he would continue to polarize communities that are rooted in faith, and leave people on different divides to tear down the polity. The fragments would be good building block for a new order. If that wasn't his intention he need to come out clean. If he saying all religions have failed he is cleverly opening a door for people to solicit a solution from him. The truth is a man is sick, that sickness did not make him less a man until he is dead. Say religion is that man. Again the truth is There is only one way to God. Jesus is the way the truth and the life!Apr 14, 2015
- There are may ways to the truth and Jesus is one of them. The only truth is what you feel in you heart and not what you have learned. Man does not know half the truth of what happened in millions of years on this planet. Let stand that he should know if we come from evolution or came from far beyond. The man who only believes in one religion and rejects all other is a foolish man, since every religion has some thruth. For that man will stay ignorent as long as fanatics preach their venom to the weak.Sep 6, 2015
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