Reincarnation uses the world’s religions for spiritual development

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Originally posted: 9/27/2012

I want to share a survey by Religious Tolerance.org that breaks down the percentage of people who belong to the world’s different faiths:

Religion

Membership

% of World

Christianity

2,039,000,000

31.40%

Islam

1,570,000,000

24.20%

Hinduism

950,000,000

14.60%

No religion

775,000,000

12.00%

Chinese folk religion

390,000,000

6.00%

Buddhism

350,000,000

5.39%

Tribal Religions

232,000,000

3.50%

Other

167,100,000

2.50%

Judaism

14,500,000

0.22%

6,487,600,000

 

A major tenant of Christianity is that the only way to be allowed entry into heaven is to accept Jesus Christ. Islamists say Allah is the only God.  There are more than 100 verses in the Qur’an advocating the use of violence to spread Islam.  A basic tenant of Judaism is that they are God’s chosen people.

Let’s use some very simple logic here.  Assuming that there is a God, and he/she had a part in creating all of these people and that this God is merciful and loving, then the religious ideas listed above must be false because they would discriminate against the other groups.  Would a universal God really show favoritism?  Logic would say absolutely not!

So why would a Universal Consciousness allow religions to be set up that have readymade conflicts among them?  The answer is that the reincarnation system on Earth uses conflict for spiritual growth.  Remember in the FAQs when I said “spiritual advancement is measured by how much you can rise above your personal prejudices and show understanding and compassion to people who hold different values, viewpoints or beliefs than you”?    Religious conflict is perfect for pushing people’s hot buttons.  It takes extreme effort to rise above it and show tolerance for others.  It is the perfect test for souls.  Religion is not the only hot button issue; there is political conflict, gender conflict, national conflict, racial conflict, Ohio State vs. Michigan.  You get the idea.  To advance, you must show respect and tolerance for others.  If you do not, that’s ok.  But you are coming back down here again and again until you do.

 

Frank Mares
religions in wikipedia