One of the toughest, most exploratory and seemingly inexplicable questions when accepting faith is thus: Who is God? But the more appropriate question that many fail to realize is: What is God? People should trust that God is one in the same through all religions.
He is the same being worshiped by pagans and those with multiple deities alike, as a human interpretation of a united Universe. God is both a spirit of the Cosmos and a spirit of the Earth, a being with an unfathomable presence and power. Science theorizes multiple, almost infinite Universes beyond this one: it is very possible that there are almost an infinite number of Gods who represent each Universe. Is it even possible to categorize him into a “him” or “her”? Can God be accurately described by the English language or any human pronoun?
These are questions that any and all religious and spiritual people, no matter what race or background, to ask themselves. All faiths are a blessing to this earth with the power to unite and create peace. It is important to come to terms with the differences shared amongst other faiths, but there are so many important similarities that should transcend any religious disagreements or violence. God is too mysterious for man to know how he receives what is believed to be the “correct” way of worshiping his presence. He wants his people to feel safe and loved, not divided by the fascinating cultural differences that make this world so interesting. As long as humans recognize his spirit and learn to rely on all the gifts he has to offer, he is pleased and loving. God has a plan in everything, an important aspect of life on Earth that all should take a moment to reflect on. His support makes life worth living, makes it special and significantly easier to confront whatever problems life provides.
If people were to abandon their ignorance, accept the new and interesting, and trust in the ultimate human desire to be loved, all religions could worship in peace with the knowledge that their practices may be different, but God and the Sacred Reality that is Kant’s noumena of the world is ultimately the same.
Perhaps this is a lofty goal in an imperfect and rather volatile world. Too many people may hate specific religions and their practitioners to agree; but this is not a dream to give up on. Some say that 2012 was not a mark of the apocalypse, but the beginning of a new age that mankind has yet to understand. This may be construed as naivety, but the spread of a simple idea such as this is virtually uncontrollable, especially in times when technology has made global communication faster than ever. Here’s an easy New Year’s resolution: take some time to reflect independently of the influences of the hate that is harbored in many hearts. What is the future of faith?