Spirituality Isn’t a Competition

It is perhaps the most primitive form of spirituality or religion to get into competitive space where we argue that our religion is superior tonun-fight that of someone else. Such arguments always come from a place of fear and uncertainty that either we or our Deity are “good enough. Usually such concerns aren’t present at the conscious level. Rather, we imagine we are defending our version of God from attack by those subscribing to a different view of God. In these cases, the real question is what kind of God would need human beings to defend it. The world would be a better place if each person worried about their own understanding of God and left the other person to worry about theirs. I suspect it would be more peaceful, too.

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