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Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Power Stone, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. Power Stone

    Power Stone Unknown Member

    Sep 22, 2019
    I think it would be nice if all the people of the world decided to have a global conversation regarding the truth about life. Maybe something extraordinary would come out of it. Maybe they would all start seeing similarities between their conversations. Who knows, maybe a worldly spirit, not religion, would ignite and flourish. Nothing too extravagant. Just a few main points. Not a long list of wrongs and rights or tales of old. Something new, something simple, something true or close to it, something for all. It wouldn't have to unravel all the mysteries of life but perhaps get a bit closer to the truth, for there is only one after all.
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  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Virtue, Piety, Study
    Staff Member Premium Member

    May 24, 2009
    Who says there only has to be one Truth? Can't the Truth be multifaceted, and in and of itself then reveal further Truths?
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  3. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

    Apr 11, 2005
    God is in the Rain
    Probably not. Thats how "alternative facts" and the entire concept of relative morality, post modernism, and other bad ideas that become acceptable due to the idea of subjective truth. We all have our own subjective realities, but more often than not our realities are not very factual or real. It has some pretty nasty and serious consequences in other areas as well.
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  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

    May 5, 2007
    Atheist, Advaita (Non-duality), Orthodox Hindu
    It has been tried a billion times. Nothing has come out of it. It is a useless exercise. What can be ignited is only mutual disbelief and hated. However, since you want, what one are you talking about? ;)
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  5. rational experiences

    rational experiences Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2020
    A human knows as a human, basic common sense. We only live on O one planet.

    And history says it was decided by group consensus to not only name it one O, but also to name it a self entity. God was the chosen name as a basic science quote.

    Yet if everyone today needs to say Earth is one and Holy, then say it and mean it.

    Which means natural basic human living standards equate to an equal system...which is basic and instinctive human behaviour in a family.

    Mother and Father begin life, a baby is born and kept safe by them. More babies, and a family is created, whilst other human parents do the same. Next moment is a community of extended human families.

    Everyone needs food, so they agree to own care of the young whilst others work for food. The people who do the care share other community support. Basic.

    Then eventually when you get an Elder community, they take care of the young, share their intelligent life living awareness, and the extended family in their communities self support.

    Then in our family units, I see you look different to me. Because of this human quality, you express your life and living expressions as a variant to my own. I admire that quality, you admire my qualities so we decide to trade and express a mutual spirituality of that shared admiration.

    Humanity in One purpose on One planet. Not too difficult in reality when you want to be real about life survival.
  6. Native

    Native Natural Philosopher

    Aug 25, 2011
    Such a conversation have people had for a long time via the research of Comparative Mythology and Comparative Religion.

    Relevant links here:
    Comparative mythology - Wikipedia
    Category:Comparative mythology - Wikipedia
    Comparative religion - Wikipedia
    Creation myth - Wikipedia
    List of creation myths - Wikipedia

    Besides this: Read my profile signature :)
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  7. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Veteran Member

    Oct 31, 2014
    Just like where we live today, I figure it's better to have our own "T"ruths. We have conversations from our own foundational truth without finding similarity (conforming to one outlook). The criteria for one truth (idea of reality, let's say) is different per person.

    How do you find one truth in people who each of us have different fingerprents-even among twins?

    Instead of one truth, one goal would be better. People have their own values and spirituality but if we agreed to make the world a better place (let's say), that goal doesn't need to have a unified truth to obtain it.

    Stick with agreed (earthly?) goals not agreed unified Truth. Less wars, arguments, etc that way. Conversations are fine (interfaith conferences are a good example) but most cultures I came across have a deep sense of "this is ours" view.
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  8. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
    Premium Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    Vedanta (reform)
    People have always propounded wonderful, progressive ideas, but these have always been ignored, and the exploiting class has always managed to arrogate power and wealth regardless of spirit of the times.
  9. Brian2

    Brian2 Active Member

    Jan 16, 2020
    That might cause more problems than it fixes. There are so many people with opposing positions and so many who seem to want to disrupt anything positive.
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