Suns of God:
Krishna, Buddha and Christ unveiled, by Acharaya S/D.M. Murdock
The book talks about the concepts of God and religion over the millennia, and the variances in belief that have led to horrendous amounts of suffering and terror; as “fanatics of sundry religions, sects, cults etc., have believed themselves superior to all the rest, and have attempted to force themselves on everyone else. “
The book declares an increasing need “for investigation and education in religion, as it is one of the most important and volatile of all human issues. “
It goes on to say that even today, “when man pretends to be civilized, terrible events are committed in the name of religion”, and it describes examples of how in India,” Christian converts are taught to hate their ancient culture, and in South Korea, Protestant evangelists engage in vandalism and destruction of Buddhist temples and archaeological sites;” how missionaries have imposed their beliefs on communities all over the world, without regard for indigenous culture.
My own beliefs are echoed, in that today’s religious strife is as barbaric as in the past, and the terrors of warfare are essentially the same.
Messages of Peace and Light and Love float around in my head and I prefer to engage in tranquil thoughts, and gaze upon beauty. However, something has to change in this world.
I agree that greater education about Religions, and multicultural studies should be of paramount importance in our schools and in our churches, in order to teach understanding and tolerance throughout the world.
We spend far too much time and energy banning proverbial prayer in schools, and nativity scenes in town squares, instead of promoting and encouraging the evolution of a more global spirituality, and a common reverence for Human life.