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  1. If I may, I will reply with a quote from A. I. Osipov's book “The Path of Reason in Search of Truth”. I don't agree with most of the statements in this paper, but the answer to your question is there:

    “The created world, according to the deistic view, is like a perfect clockwork mechanism, after making which, the master left it to himself. Man is absolutely autonomous, independent of God. For a full-fledged life, not only physical, but also spiritual, no prayers, no divine services, no sacraments are required, there is no need for any help from God, His grace, because all this would violate human freedom. The entire grandiose religious experience of humanity is simply crossed out by a purely voluntaristic denial of it. Therefore, religion, with all its dogmas, precepts, and institutions, turns out to be an incorrect and meaningless teaching. Of course, the Church is also superfluous and harmful.”

  2. I would like to ask the same question to automakers: “Why don't you agree that all cars should be made completely identical, including all the keys and control levers, the type of fuel and the tank for refueling on one side, and so on. so that people don't have to suffer the agony of choice.”

    However, as you travel in several different cars, you don't want to ask such a question anymore. One likes Mazda, the other likes Ford.

    There are many other important questions.

  3. Yevgenia Zdanovskaya

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    I totally agree. The”very” opinion of the ruling religious hierarchs does not allow for unity. Everyone believes that their religion is the most true, thus grossly violating the 2nd commandment “Do not create an idol for yourself!”

  4. Religious confessions, where God is the first cause, have come to deism for a long time, but only a small thing prevents them from removing contradictions – the human SELF. The same one that was born in the heart of the first parents – the sinful desire ” … to know good and evil, … being … Like gods…”! Departing from the Wisdom of God: – ” … be of one mind …”.

    And here, we see-some still know good and evil, while others have already taken their stand.The path of life's truth, renouncing lust to be like the gods! By analogy with the terrestrial process of education. And the completion of the process is supposed to be the Word of Jesus Christ: – “…no one comes to the Father but through Me… ” – and, as we can see, this science is not given easily!

  5. It is hindered by the lack of unity of terminology and understanding of sacred texts.

    It is hindered by the lack of a single definition of the concept of “God”.

    In Hinduism, the First Cause is considered to be consciousness, the mind-God the father. This misconception is similar to the fact that the computer's processor considers itself the reason for the user's existence.

    In Christianity, it is misunderstood: “I am God and there is no other God besides me” – only the Teacher Christ is considered God, and the rest are sinners and slaves. And slaves not of their own sin, but of Christ himself. This delusion is a disorder of self-esteem, servility, authoritarianism. Pride on the contrary, pride attributed to Christ.

    In materialism, only one link in the causal chain is considered – the transition from changed matter to a new force, so the primary cause is not considered to be force, but matter. This delusion causes a breakdown in the relationship with matter and self-destruction.

    The language of physics helps to remove contradictions.

    Matter moves or changes under the action of a force, and this creates a new force.

    Force is the cause of movement, not the other way around. Power is the root cause.

    God never “left his creation to its fate” like a watchmaker. Life is a continuous process of creation, in every moment of which the Creator himself is present, and His action, and the matter on which the action is performed.

    In the New Testament, the Apostle John says: “God is love.”

    Love is the power or Holy Spirit, the connection between consciousness and matter, the personal self that “is God”, the First Cause.

    God the Father – changes, information, movement. “The word”

    God-son-matter, earth. “Water”.

    God is triune, he is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that is, Consciousness, Matter, and the Force that binds them.

    The phrase “The Spirit hovered over the waters” indicates a sequence of causal relationships: first Spirit, then motion, and then matter (water).

    In different religions, the First Cause and God are considered different, so it takes so long to come to unity, although everyone is right, but they speak about it in different languages, like “pandemonium of Babel”. “The tower (pillar) to God” is an allegory of people's attempt to find out what God is, and an indication that if they had a single language, that is, a unity of concepts, they would succeed.

  6. This is contrary to the meaning of religion.

    The key meaning of religion is not just the recognition of the existence of God. Religion is still intended to explain what God is and how we can live with this knowledge.

    As a result, pure deism removes not only contradictions, but also the purpose of religion – it removes the established rules of behavior, the meaning of life, and attitude to the world. There remains only a kind of “naked faith in God”, knowledge of the existence of the absolute, the prime mover.

  7. Different cultures.. and so, in fact, all monotheistic religions are the same with each other, and all polytheistic religions are the same with each other, in fact paganism is also paganism in Greece, just well, a Greek will not honor Vanka, he is closer to some kind of Herodotus.. although the Russians accepted the Arab Jesus.. but it's all the same in its own way.. not laurel wreaths and palm leaves, but a birch tree, a Christmas tree, etc.. (the Trinity birch tree generally came from paganism.. they just didn't cancel a good tradition.. they threw out all the falish and aggressive things, but left the good ones)

  8. And what will this God be like?

    Fair?

    The Almighty?

    All-powerful?

    Responsible person?

    Kind?

    Angry?

    Every religion “knows” its own God, and only Orthodoxy says that God is Love!

    How to combine all this?

    What's the principle?

    Level it up?

    Calculate mathematically the percentage of good and evil?

    What are you talking about?

  9. The main question I think is not whether hypothetically traditional religions can come to deism, but what contradictions exist that would recognize the views of deism as a common point of contact between all religions. Not the other way around
    And so the Deists write:

    The created world, according to the deistic view, is like a perfect clockwork,
    Theologians and theosophists absolutely agree with this
    Deists next:
    after making a request, the master left it to himself. Man is absolutely autonomous, independent of God
    However, according to Thomas Aquinas, Pride is the arrogance of a person, the belief that ” Everything that he uses to achieve the fulfillment of his desires belongs to him and he can do everything himself and achieves everything independently, and not with the help and will of God.”( Quote from an authoritative source)
    At this point, the basic teachings of traditional religions and deism diverge. Consequently, the first and main reason for the contradiction in the recognition of deism by traditional religions is the accusation of Pride.

  10. Someday this will happen, but only after humanity has outgrown the personal God. This applies primarily to Christianity and Islam.

    To answer this question correctly, we must first separate religion as a form of reflection in the human mind of the universe from the organization called the Church. Actually, in the context of the question asked, this is very important. It is not religions that come to an agreement, but people.

    In the meantime, each denomination is a way of power primarily over the souls of people, then there is no need to talk about universalization ( unification ). out of the question. Power is also the solution of financial goals.

    And since the various Churches are run by ordinary people with their own set of inherent negatives of our humanity, it is better to be the first in a small garden than the twentieth in a huge field.

    Until a person gets rid of selfishness, greed, avarice, etc.contradictions will not be removed.

    Moreover, there is a tendency to differentiate.

  11. The question contains a substitution of concepts. God is indeed the first cause of the universe, and there are religions that recognize this, but this does not mean that God is the first cause of these religions themselves. Many religions, in addition to the truth (“God is the first cause of the universe”), also contain a large number of lies, but God is not the first cause of lies. Contradictions between truth and falsehood are irremediable and cannot be removed.

  12. The formation of each religion was influenced by the history, philosophy, culture, and mentality of people in specific territories. You suggest doing something that falls under the category “to the bottom, and then”. And this does not lead to anything good. Because you decide for people how to live their lives. After all, the established religion leaves its mark on the culture, traditions, and way of thinking of a person. It is no coincidence that those who change their faith have always been considered apostates and traitors. Therefore, they were not respected, they tried not to deal with them. If everything is mixed up, the contradictions will not be eliminated, but will become more acute. This concerns issues of theology, culture and mentality. But there is also a financial issue. Because now every religious administrative system is fighting for spheres of influence, for territories, for the flock, etc. And this is a very serious factor in countering the merger.

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