I’ve heard people say that it’s a profound sight to see a map of the world with the predominant religions noted. If you sincerely reflect on it, there is a message. Religion is similar to a communicable disease. Or put in a more polite way, we tend to inherit whatever belief system we grow up with. It is quite rare to embrace a religion that you were not raised up in. And unfortunately, a recent study about children confirms what many of us already suspected: children who are exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction. And why wouldn’t they? The major religions of the world each have some bizarre tales that play a significant part of their belief systems.
Unfortunately, religious believers look at maps like these and immediately rationalize it away, or ignore the message. When believers look at a map of world religions, they think far too highly of themselves and conclude “Gee, I was blessed to have been born in the right country with the truth!”. And the pathetic thing is, the other people of the world think exactly the same thing about their faith and holy book.
Dear believer: What evidence do you have for your truth and for god’s existence that the followers of other religions don’t also claim?