Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Purpose of Religion

Mike Ghouse founded the Foundation for pluralism with a belief that if we can learn to accept the otherness of other, and respect the God given uniqueness of each one of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.

He believes that the un-stated purpose of religion is to bring a balance to an individual and equilibrium with what surrounds him/her; life and matter. To be religious is to mitigate conflicts and nurture goodwill in creating a cohesive society where every member of the society feels at home, free from anxiety, tension and fear of the other.

Religions are inherently pluralistic as their goal is invariably to create harmonious co-existence. It is one world, one society and a part of singular universal energy. Indeed, we are not mutually exclusive but inclusive and fit in the scheme of things to make one coherent whole.

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