The “Truth” is in the eye of the beholder
All religious are based on traditional knowledge, philosophies, beliefs and rituals, carrier forward from generation to generation. These stories and often myths have been adapted according to changing circumstances over the ages. Further inspiration and teachings were periodically brought to mankind by certain Sages, Teachers or Profits. The Buddha, Mohammed, Krishna and Christ represent some of the better know of these divine teachers. It is a real pity that the relatively straightforward and simple messages which these Profits produced have so often clouded and distorted by dogma. Out of these original teaching countless religious and sects have been born. The regrettable part of all this, however is that each religion is regarded by its protagonists as the ONLY custodian of the real TRUTH and SALVATION can only be attained by strictly adhering to their specific version of the TRUTH as expressed through their dogma. As a rule they are therefore characterized by intolerance. What misery and distress these attitudes have caused!
The above words was expressed by Aart Jurriaanse in his book “OF LIFE AND OTHER WORLDS.