All religions are wrong when they claim all others are wrong. And if you want my opinion, all are partially right, they see whatever could be out there differently.
I said whatever could be out there because I do not know if there is something or not, neither science nor religion convinced me of their truth. Where my inclination goes? I think there is something, but it is different from everything I read or heard. This will make me an agnostic or confused; I do not mind the etiquette; the reader may choose one of the two.
And now I will explain myself. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are considered monotheistic religions because they believe in one God. That is right, but that does not mean there are no other gods. In the Old Testament (which is common to the three flavors of monotheistic religions) there are places referencing many gods. When God gave the 10 Commandments to Moses He told him not to mention to his people about the existence of other gods; when Solomon built the temple, he asked the architects to build the biggest temple ever because “our Lord is the biggest among gods”, and so on. On the other hand, the Bible explicitly claims that there is only one god. But I will not start an endless debate about all the many contradictions of the Bible; by the way, those contradictions only prove that the Bible is not inspired by God (that is perfect by definition) so, contradictions should not exist if it is inspired by a perfect entity.
So, where is this concept about only one god coming from? All started with Abraham, who had a covenant with God; Abraham and his people will worship ONLY that God, and in return God will protect Abraham’s people. All other gods became irrelevant in Abrahamic concept about God… but the concept does not deny the existence of other gods.
Some hard-line Christians argue about those teachings and contradictions in the Old Testament (above) claiming that only New Testament should be allowed for considerations for Christians, the life of Jesus Christ. But this does not hold water… Christ declared Himself as the son of God, Abraham’s God as emerged from the Old Testament; New Testament cannot exist without Old Testament.
Do I think polytheistic faiths are better? Not really, from my readings they look like fairy tales, but they have interesting teachings. Take this from Hindu Vedas scripts … ‘In the beginning was Brahman with whom was the Word, and the Word is Brahman’
Looks strangely like the act of Creation in John’s scriptures; I began to wonder where some inspirations come from in the Bible… Hindu Vedas scripts are older than the Bible. Did John just copy from Vedas scriptures changing names?
And there are some old Indian writings (thousand years old) describing the Earth from above… I am wondering what inspiration was it?
History and religion are good lessons and a base for predicting the future. You may read my sci-fi / fantasy books,
The Rise of Esperanto, https://www.amazon.com/dp/1525508768/
The World Ends Tomorrow, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BXK259K
Comments are welcomed.