Anybody Ready For A Cosmic Religion?

It's very sad that the religion of choice for most of America, and a large part of the world, is a cult that uses fear as its motivator! The best thing the Christian Church has done in the last 150 years or so was stand up to the evil nazi regime when no other social institution in the world would!

I'm not bashing, I want it to be the type of religion it needs to be. It's all about love for everyone including the ones who hurt you, and acknowledging the superhuman being. Perhaps it's all too much for us to comprehend? Possibly it is for the egotistical and feeble minded?

If we need a religion it must encompass love for one another and does not use fear to motivate!

Buddhism has a lot of the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future. It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology, it covers both the natural and the spiritual, it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.  What do you think?

And while we're at it let's end crime, physical and mental abuse, hunger, homelesness, war, sexual abuse........................... 

tmajor tmajor
41-45, M
2 Responses Apr 3, 2010

And throw in some equanimity!

I am more spiritual than religious and have researched Christianity, Buddha, Wicca, tao etc. What I learnt from Buddha is teaches how to release emotions how to be happy and content with ones self. <br />
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Here are two of my favorite quotes by Buddha:<br />
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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.<br />
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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.