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Religious Bridge

It seems that the debate between the 3 major religions centers on the differences between them, instead of the similarities. Each one is based on the belief that it alone knows divinity on all its aspects.
It would be wiser to understand that one person - even a prophet or messiah - can learn only a narrow angle of the divinity, and build a bridge over these differences rather than sustain the theological battleground.
Further more: the evolution of each of these religions shows a huge gap between it's historical foundation and the way it is practiced today. Going back to these foundations will emphasize the similarities and reveal their mutual source - a fertile starting point for a change.

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    Dec 14 2011: Dear Dalia, All the Religions (in my humble opinion) are like rivers which flows to the same sea.

    Differences, on the other hand, are created by men to achieve their personal objectives. People see what they wanna see and hear what they wanna hear. Bu their is only One Truth.

    Does any religion not encourage tolerance? They all do. But sadly Religion is being/has been used as an excuse to do all evil. If you can manage a nice marketing compaign you can easily justify your war.

    "If you kill an innocent person, it would be as if you killed whole humanity" www.quran.com/5/32
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      Dec 14 2011: You are very right, Kareem. There is a difference between religious belief and religious establishment. In order to gain power, religious establishments turn to politics - a platform that does not encourage dialog and the exchange of ideas between people. This leads to extreme interpretation of holly books, and prevents people to establish their own relationship with their god.
      My grandfather told me once that the whole world is his worship place, and that synagogue for him is a duty and a place to share his belief with others. My father doesn't like the establishment, and says that he doesn't need a mediator between him and god. They both agreed that religion should have no orgenised power, only the power of internal morality and ethics that it teaches: love thy neighbor.

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