What Makes You Think Your Religion Is Better Than Mine?

What Makes You Think Your Religion Is Better Than Mine?

What is in a religion that makes it more important or better than the other? Everybody says their religion is the right one. Why is one more correct or better than another? Does your religion make you judge people?

Religion is about personally held beliefs. I feel most people feel strongly about their beliefs so when you disagree with them, they react offensively.Why do people strike at times in the name of religion just to prove their religion is more superior?

All religions are based on faith, regardless what others may argue. It is up to the follower to listen and decide.Why can’t people try and convince one another in a very easy, simple manner but not by condemning or judging one another?

Its really sad that people must feel the need to defend their religious beliefs so strongly. I wish people around the world could be more accepting.

After all, they say we all serve the same God, but if we truly do, why all the killings and death threat? I have my own way of serving and communicating with my God and you have yours, so what makes your own way more superior to mine?

How do you respond when someone asks you the difference between their religion and yours?

Are we not ignorantly killing and hurting one another just to please our egos? Millions of people die every day, and yet there are no signs these killings and wanton destruction of lives and properties will abate; yet all to prove our religion is more superior and deserves to be the dominant one.

Religion is all about peace, love, and tolerance; at least that is what we have been told. However, what we see is far from what is being preached and relayed in the media. What is your take on religion? Will the blood of millions of innocent souls that have died through religious crisis justify our beliefs?

I have heard people criticize one religion because they differ in views, but what is the basis for those criticisms?

Don’t you agree that what we should be asking is if our religion inspires us to help ourselves and also to help others? Does it make us happier and better people in touching lives?

What is your honest opinion?

18 thoughts on “What Makes You Think Your Religion Is Better Than Mine?” by iyandasdiary (@Iyandasdiary)

  1. with a plethora of religions
    shouting in every region
    singing to God
    against every fog

    I lay on bed speechless
    seeking to understand no less
    that religions should not cause division
    but proffer ways of harmony in disparity

  2. I like this @Iyandasdiary. As an agnostic, I always thought that religion was based on tolerance and love of others. Obviously one just needs to look around to know that the reality is quite different.People should be more accepting of views that are different from theirs.My youngest daughter is a Christian and I have taken her to church for the past three years.I respect her choice and she respects mine.Faith is personal and it should be respected as well as which way one wants to worship.Absence of Faith should also be respected.

    1. @jefsaraurmax, I’m prying o…. What has being an agnostic like? Are your kith and kin okay with it? Was it your personal choice as an adult or you’ve been an agnostic since childhood…………?.

  3. @innoalifa, my mother was raised Catholic and my father was raised Jewish.Neither of them forced any religion on me. We used to celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas.They let me decide for myself.I did the same for my kids.I told them since they were little that Faith is a personal experience.I also mentioned that I do not pretend to have the answers.I just made a choice and they are welcome to make a different choice, but they need to respect mine.My two oldest are like me.My youngest daughter decided to be a Christian and I take her to church.The little one is still undecided.

    1. @jefsaraurmax, I share your sentiments, religion should not be imposed on people. Life is a journey of self-discovery, and everyone including our kids should be allowed to make their own choices. The only thing a parent or guardian should do is to guide when necessary. I often think that God may even have a different idea from the ideas of the world’s greatest religions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam and what not………

      People’s choices should be respected and not create disunity among families, communities, institutions and so on…

  4. I don’t believe in religion tho, I believe in God. Look at Nigeria. Every street, you will find a place of worship, yet our miseries are escalating. I believe prayers work, and God works… but only when the people who call him are faithful and true. I don’t believe in religion. But this is just my point of view.

    1. Thats the whole point……………well said.

        1. @innoalifa he said something about even with the thousands of churches in Nigeria, the country is not settled meaning people are praying and seeking for Gods help but they not seeking him faithfully. so therefore religion is just the name GOD is the main thing.
          hope i was clear enough sha .

          1. @ufuomaotebele, your explication has aptly captured the point……….*smiling*

            1. Yay!!!! *Smiling*

  5. Religion discussions are someting are discussions i run from….i believe in God tho..i believe he is our creator..the air we breath..food we eat….our whole beimg he is responsible for it…but i wont call myself a christian or a pagan…

    1. I dont believe im sitting four or less or more hours in a place every sunday will make me feel better either….

      1. @schatzilein, what will you call yourself? An unchristian and non-paganistic believer in God?

        1. I dunno…no title

          1. @schatzilein, that’s fine ooo…… we are all travellers in this world and we encounter a plethora of things clear and unclear, but knowing what you believe in is not a bad idea at all……

  6. The simplicity of Truth has become a stumbling block to those in need of Life. Man shall not live by bread alone, but until you become like a child in your believing, the whirlwind that you chase after is the very thing that you reap (only in fuller measure). Eternity is closer than the cup under your nose this very minute. Let those who have ears hear.

  7. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

    @iyandasdiary, every major world religion has some claim of exclusive access to “The Truth” that gives people the evidence of being a member/follower of a superior faith.

    Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth and the life; no none comes to the father except through me”

    Muslims chant the shahada: “lā ʾilāha ʾil ʾāllāh, muḥammadun rasūlu-llāh”

    Jews recite: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God. The LORD is the only God.”

    Hindus, through Bhagavad Gita, claim: “Those who continuously practice what I preach they will be freed from Karma: But those who, out of envy, disregard these teachings and do not practice them regularly, are to be considered bereft of all knowledge, befooled, and doomed to ignorance and bondage.” Hindus also believe in the absolucy of Krishna in a devotional chant that goes: “You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the eternal, transcendental, original person, the unborn, the greatest. All the great sages confirm this truth about You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me.”

    Buddhists have the Catvāry Āryasatyāni and the Paramarthasatya, which proclaims exclusive knowledge of the truth

    Personally, I believe in the concept and existence of “The Truth”, and I believe it is accessible to every human being. I believe the search and interpretation of what this “The Truth” is, gave birth to religion, but that those interpretations collected in religion are deeply imprinted with the quarks of our humanity – a humanity bound in a specific time-space-‘knowledge content’ bracket, which is why modernity and increased knowledge keeps clashing with these religions.

    That doesn’t invalidate those religions though, it gives them a more situated poignancy that reminds us of how much things change to remain the same.

    I subscribe to Christianity with Buddhist leanings (Taoism and shitoism also interests me for an altogether different reason- my ‘Nipponophilia’..lol)

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