Only one religion can be true.
All over the world, billions of people look for their true beliefs. They fight for their own religion and try to impose their opinions as ‘the true ones’. In this essay, I will argue that all the religions are true, depending on people’s perceptions. My thesis will be proved by three major premises.
First of all, during the past three to four thousand years wars were waged mostly for religious purposes. The example of the Crusades is a very explicit one. The Crusaders tried to convert Muslims, Jews and many others to Christianity without any proof that it was the true religion. If more people accepted their religion as the best faith for them, but still respecting the other systems, there might be fewer people willing to kill the followers of other religions and spiritual paths. We have to admit all the religions as the best, not like the Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry teaches: ‘Yes, Christianity is the one true religion… Christianity is the only true religion’. The reflex ion is maybe true, but we can’t really say that if we adopt their thesis we would deny all other world religions.
Let’s consider a second historical event. The Sunnites and the Shiites kill each other because of a different interpretation of Islam. All Muslims except Shiites regard as monstrous and blasphemous the fundamental Shiite principals. The followers of Ali separated themselves from the mass of Sunnites, which are 90 % of Muslims. The Sunnite-Shiite war separated the Islamic world into two. Fighting for the domination of one country, Sunnites tried to convert Musulmans-Shiites to their philosophy.
The last but not least argument for my premise is the Bartholomew’s night in Paris, France. The year was 1572; the Catholics killed over 30000 Huguenots (protestant) because Protestants didn’t accept the Pope and the dogmas of Rome. The religion was Christianity and Protestants refused the catholic beliefs. The latter...