This is my first blog be gentle.
Many people out there try to seek out a little understanding. They find a belief, usually one that is taught at an early age through local customs. Some have more fanciful ideas and seek out something that is different to them, and more exotic, but the goal is the same. The understanding of our world, the meaning of our existence, and the fantasy of gaining magical powers. The universe is far older than any of these beliefs, and much older than our world. It went about for billions of years, unfolding as it should, expanding at incredible speeds. Stars dying making heavier elements, carbons being introduced to this expanding universe, life forming in all corners of it. The factors involved in not only life existing but matter itself being stable enough to produce the elements is so precise that one must conclude that it's all done by some very intelligent creator. As life forms all throughout the universe their perspective on this creator would very as do their customs and traditions. This creator may present itself as many gods, reflective of the many personalities of the locals, or the locals may seek uniformity so they may band together and survive as a people in a hostile wilderness, then they may see this creator as a monolithic single God. Either way they would all be correct for that's how they see it. Later they would add myths and stories that make this deity one of them, so they create a very tribal us vs them mentality. Soon they see that their truth is the only truth which in turn is a lie, and seek out to convert or crush other's beliefs. People try so hard to see what makes them unique, what makes us different that we fail to see the common threads. Here's a common thread, not only through religious practices but also science. Light, light behaves like nothing else in nature, It's matter yet it's energy. It travels as a ray, and as a wave. Light is behind it all and I believe that is the very soul of everything. We are all energy, we are all light. Hate to quote Yoda (not really I love Yoda) but "Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter." that little gremlin is so right. Basically my message is this, stop the hate. Love one another as you wish to be loved, Polytheist, Monotheist, Jew, Muslim, Pagan, Christian it doesn't matter we are all one, a reflection of the divine. So love your neighbor no matter what they believe, they may be just as right as you are