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All religions are the same at their core

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All religions have at their core the idea that God is mad at the world and people have to do certain things to make God like them again. Usually, the good things that God wants us to do involve wearing silly hats, eating certain foods, and listening to some person talk for an hour before we give him money. This is true of any religion, whether Jewish, Muslim, Rastafarian, Santeria, Moorish Science Temple, Hindu, or… dare I say it? …Christian.

If you took away the hats, the robes, the names on the buildings, and some of the titles for “God” that different groups use, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between most of the world religions, …including Christianity.

The objection to the claim that all religions are the same is that “Christianity isn’t a religion; it’s a relationship! It’s a way of life!” https://redeeminggod.com/all-religions-are-the-same/
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We can all recognize how many of the moral principles that we follow are observed and recommended by all religions. For example: no matter whether we talk about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, or Zoroastrianism, they all recommend daily prayer. In Islam they are regulated to pray five times a day, while in Hinduism they chant the gayatri mantra three times a day. And in all religions they pray any time of day. All of these religions believe that God or the Absolute Truth is ultimately one, except Buddhism in which some sects do not except the soul or a God. They also believe that we are spiritual beings, and that we should become sincerely devoted to and develop love for God. They also recommend giving alms and doing welfare work for society. They also accept the idea of meditating or calling out the holy names of God, fasting, and remembering God, especially on their holy days.
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Do you believe all religions are the same at their core? What similarities exist?
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When Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and others pray to their god, all of those individuals are actually praying to the same god, but simply using different names for that deity.
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All religions are not the same—Biblical Christianity is absolutely unique among all the religions and philosophies of mankind. Its claim to be necessary for salvation is based squarely on the uniquely powerful evidences for its truth and finality. Actually, true Christianity is not a religion, but a person, Jesus Christ.
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Perhaps the greatest difference of all [among religious views] lies in the Christian assertion that none of us can save ourselves and make ourselves acceptable to God, try as we may: all the other faiths assert that by keeping their teachings a person will be saved, fulfilled or reborn.
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All other religions start with the material universe as the only eternal reality, with their “gods” being essentially personifications of the natural forces which develop the universe into its present form.

On the other hand, the Creator-God of the Bible has all power and is Himself, therefore, not only the One who created the universe but also the One who establishes the basis for human salvation.
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The founders of other religions are all dead and their tombs venerated. The tomb of Christ is empty, and His bodily resurrection from the grave is the best proved fact of all history. The fact that He alone could overcome death demonstrates that He alone has all power
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Apart from Christianity, other religions are invariably based on the teachings, rather than the acts, of their founders
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The Abrahamic religions have some similarities, they share some parts of their scripture, they are monotheists, and all three have concepts of sin, heaven and hell, however they all have radically different understandings. Hinduism does not have orthodoxy neither does Paganism. its not easy to talk about a religious group without generalizing so please bear in mind their is huge diversity in Christianity alone and all religions have huge diversity within their own faith let alone when compared to other faiths.
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One of the uniform characteristic is the belief in the existence of a Supreme Being who rules the Earth and governs the lives of people. Christians have God while Muslims have Allah. Christians believe in the Trinity, the same way Hindus worship the Trimurti
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All religions believe in the existence of good and evil spirits. Majority have doctrines about heaven and hell.
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In terms of core values, they all teach the same.
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Simple. They all were created to control a mass of less educated people by using the “fear of a God” to fulfill their political agenda.
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Believing in life after death. Dichotomy of doing good will reward something good and vice versa.
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Each religion does it to the extent of fundamental truth known and seen by its founders. And here there is as great a distortion and divergence from Truth based on the founder and their followers.
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