For all but the Christian, Their Savior is in the Mirror

Man-made religion in its various forms seeks to have human works entirely or at least partially involved in salvation.  In Buddhism, ceasing desire saves you.  In Confucianism, education, self-reflection, self-cultivation, and living a moral life saves you.  In Hinduism, detaching from your separated ego and making an effort to live in unity with the divine saves you.  In Islam, living a life of good deeds saves you.  In Orthodox Judaism, repentance, prayer, and working hard to obey the Law save you.  In New Ageism, gaining a new perspective, through which you see how you’re connected to all things as a divine oneness, saves you.  In Taoism, aligning yourself with the Tao to have peace and harmony saves you.  What nearly all religions and spiritualities hold in common is the theme that, if there is a savior, it’s the person we see in the mirror every morning.

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in ChristThomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 76

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