I talked with my mom on the phone for a least two hours last night after getting home from RCIA. We were mostly talking about the Catholic Church and Protestant churches and this and that. She told me that she doesn’t really think too much on what the true religion, or truth is, she respects all religions and is opened to them which is fine with me. But I told her that there HAS to be a TRUE RELIGION in this world! :yup: There HAS to be! I mean, if you think about it, we have all these religions (Christianity, Muslim, Buddhists, Islam, Shinto, etc.:hmmm: ). I told her something like how on earth can we know the meaning and purpose in life if we have all these different religions? :banghead: I know that sounds kinda pathetic to ask but I always think too deep down and sometimes ask the hardest questions. I also told her that people can look at it this way: you can either be in a certain religion and find the meaning of life w/ beliefs and think it’s the truth, or you can you can just think all religions are just false and there’s no purpose in life (which would be an atheists’ point of view).
I guess my question is, here we have all these religions with their own beliefs and so forth. How the heck are we to know the REAL, TRUE, meaning of life when you have all these beliefs? It’s as if people are trying to find for themselves the meaning of life.:eek:
Now I don’t want you guys to think that I suddenly lost faith and hope in God. I know Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life" and whenever I think about what the purpose of life is, His words will always remain in me. Now you guys might say, “well, why the heck are you worrying about what the purpose of life is when you already know? Why do you ask questions you already know the answer to?”
But can you guys at least see my point of view?