I live in Australia which is quite a secular society now. Religion is not talked about openly like it is in the US. People that are Catholic/Christian tend to keep it to themselves for the most part.The Muslims here tend to be more open, but perhaps that’s due to the social political correct environment these days that makes it easy for them to be open.
My background though is ex- Yugoslavia. There, awful war has been fought because of religion. There are three religions in this Balkan region - Catholic, Orthodox, and Muslim.
If we leave the other religions e.g., Buddhist, Hindu) aside for now and focus just on Christian and Muslim, what I don’t understand is if there is one true God then why do different religions exist?
Its seems like religion has caused more blood shed and division then it has love and unity. And even fighting within the very same religion (e.g., catholic vs orthodox, catholic vs protestant [Ireland], sunni muslim vs shiite)…
Both Christians and Muslims pray to God. Both claim to receive spiritual goodness/happiness from God, both believe their way is right etc.
Well both can’t be if they contradict each other, so why hasn’t God told one “group” by now that they are wrong?
How can Christians be getting “inspiration” in prayer that this is truth (Christian way), but then Muslims be getting the same thing about their own religion?
If they (muslims) are wrong, then why does God make them to become “stronger” muslims with stronger inner spiritual states when they pray?
It’s like God wants there to be different religions or something?
Personally, I find nothing that attract me to Islamic faith, but I can’t understand how there can be different “paths”?
Obviously they are praying to someone and getting inspiration from “someone”, so if not “our” God, then who?