Is it truely possible to have a religion that is 100% correct?
Take Christianity for example. At one time there was only 1 Christian Church, as new Christian paths began to appear they were all off shoots of that original Church, and in later days off shoots of off shoots... So, if they original Christian Church was flawed leading to a second and third, how is it possible that the second, third or four hundreth could be any better? How can one religion that sprang from another be better than the first? Wouldn't it have the same flaws plus some?
And if it is true that there ever was a 100% correct religion wouldn't the evolution of it through the years have now negated that correctness leaving us all in the dark and creating universal equality among all faiths? Or am I wrong in believeing that the corrupt men that came to power because of their control over religion have also corrupted the religions themselves?
Answer by caitxrawks at 1:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
Answer by okmanders at 2:00 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
I think that the one thing that all religions have is that 'man' interprets what is written or what the truth is. whether knowingly or not he may skew things to preconceived notions he already has about things. I see a little truth in most religions (God is love, God is all knowing, God is all good). with some religions I pay no attention because the basic concepts that I believe (above) are not taught or are skewed.
Answer by Iconoclast at 2:34 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
Answer by teamquinn at 2:51 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 2:58 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
In theory each change would be an improvement based on a clearer understanding of revealed or observed "truth" or a move back to the "original" teachings (supposed but almost never actually the original teachings). Each religion would be an improvement. But we "know" that not to be the case. Humans are flawed so everything they create is flawed in some way. As a pp mentions, it can be compared to biological evolution. As we know each evolution doesn't make a creature better or more perfect, just better suited to the environment at the time (or not in the case of those that fail quickly). No religion can be completely true or right & I always include my own when I say that, it just best suited to me (the environment in which it is currently thriving).
Answer by nysa00 at 3:11 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
Answer by Freela at 3:30 PM on Aug. 29, 2009
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Answer by mamak57 at 3:41 PM on Aug. 29, 2009