Pick a Holy Book to Research:

Modern Mosaic Law 613 Mosiac Law The Qur'an Hadith The Veda Bhagavad-Gita Lun-yu Pali Canon Tao-te Ching The Kabbalah
Talmud Book of Mormon Upanishad I Ching Adi Granth Mahabharata Yoga-sutras Mathnawi Kojiki Science

Wait...There is more than one VERSION???

Yes, there is more than one Holy book out there. So what dose this mean? It means that the basic message of all the sacred scriptures is the same. What is different is how human beings have been interpreting them.

There is nothing "wrong" with having different interpretations. What may not benefit you, however, is separating yourself over these differences, making each other wrong because of these differences, and killing each other as a result of these differences.This is what you are now doing. 

It is what you have been doing for quite some time. 

You cannot agree even within a particular group of you, much less between groups, about what a particular book says and what it means, and you use these disagreements as justifications for slaughter.

You argue among yourselves about what the Qur'an says, and about what its words mean.

You argue among yourselves about what the Bible says, and about what its words mean.

You argue among yourselves about what the Veda says, what the Bhagavad-Gita says, what the Lun-yü says, what the Pali Canon says, what the Tao-te Ching says, what the Talmud says, what the Hadith says, what the Book of Mormon says...

And what of the Upanishad, the I Ching, the Adi Granth, the Mahabharata, the Yoga-sutras, the Mathnawi, the Kojiki?

The point is, there are many holy writings and sacred scriptures, and you act as if there is only one.

It is your sacred scripture that is really sacred. All the rest are poor substitutes at best, and blasphemies at worst.

Not only is there only one Sacred Scripture, there is also only one way to interpret that Scripture: YOUR WAY

This spiritual arrogance is what has caused you your greatest sorrow as a species. You have suffered more -- and caused other people to suffer more -- over your ideas about God than over your ideas about anything else in the human experience. 

You have turned the source of the greatest joy into the source of your greatest pain.

This is crazy. Why is that, you ask? Why have we done that?

Because there is one thing for which human beings seem willing to give up everything. 

You will give up love, you will give up peace, you will give up health, harmony, and happiness, you will give up safety, security, and even their sanity, for this one thing.


Being right. 

You are willing to give up everything you've ever worked for, everything you've ever wanted, everything you've ever created, in order to be "right."

Indeed, for this you are willing to give up Life itself.

But isn't that how it should be?

I mean, we have to stand up for something in life.