I think it is funny that each religion thinks they have the right religion, the right beliefs, and the right holy books. They each have their reason to support that theirs is right. My friend, Paul Swanson, noted that all of us are going to Hell. Just as the Christian religion sends others to Hell, other religions, that are all also "the one true way," send Christians to Hell. So all of us are being sent to Hell by another religion! I will see you all in Hell!
Here is a fun
thing to think about: The Nation of Islam believes that black people
will go to Heaven first, because they were the first people on earth and
because blacks suffered the most. But if blacks suffered the most,
where shall we then place the Native Americans? Where shall we place
the other religions and races that were totally wiped out? White
people, I think we will be last in Heaven, according to the Nation of
Islam. Oh ya, we are all going to Hell. I forgot.
What I find
fascinating is that the Nation of Islam was devised in 1930. This is how
quickly a religion can manifest itself in a culture. This is how
quickly people can become followers of a religion and devote their lives
to a God and belief system. Now, there are some good things about any
religion; otherwise no one would follow it. So I am not just picking on
this one religion, and saying it is totally bad. It's just my example
of the day.
The Nation of Islam quickly developed a huge
following, and I am assuming it is because it finally puts blacks on an
equal footing, and a little ahead as "the chosen," and it has a hopeful
message (mixed in with the bunk) that many people want to hear.
is just another version of "the chosen people." If you are in a
religion other than the traditional protestant Christianity, are you
told that your particular religion is "chosen," "the one God wants
everyone to be like?" Somehow, I think the answer is yes, if you are
still under the umbrella of the Abrahamic religions.