Thursday, March 27, 2008

Who is God?

People of faith look to religion for moral guidance. They believe the scriptures to teach the eternal truths that bring us closer to god. To me god is the greater good, he is the link that binds humanity, we all come from the same source. From my understanding of the different religions of the world, the guiding principle is to have respect for one another. Religion should be a force that brings people together to appreciate our similarities.
Unfortunately religion doesn't always bring people together. In parts of the world religion is a source of friction. But it needn't be that way. That is why Karen Armstrong's talk at TED has resonated with me. The world would be a more peaceful place if we looked to our similarities and not our differences, that is how we make friends.