"There is one God looking down on us all. We are children of the one God. God is listening to me. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we now say." -- Geronimo, APACHE
If you look at this quote it is from Geronimo who was a warrior and Native American. I have used quite a few quotes from Native Americans because they fit my beliefs. I feel that God is every where myself and is present in every thing no matter what names he might be called. People with multiple Gods and Goddesses or Loas are all nature worshipers. All of us look at the world and see beauty. We just categorize our beliefs in different ways. All religions are valid because the one God forms and shapes every thing on this earth. He must want us to have many different belief's and see the beauty every where.
Religious leaders that say every one has to worship the same way are going against the will of the divine. Why because if God wanted to wipe out a religion or belief system he would be perfectly capable of doing it in an instant. He would not need help to do it.
I feel this is because we are all God's dreams and that is why things can change and be shaped and formed. I am sure that God must have nightmares also. God is unknowable, no name fits him, no belief system describes him, and every religion and belief is our own human understanding to the things which we mentally connect to the divine. We are all different in how we connect to God no matter if we are of the same religion or do not believe the same religion. It is why it is called a path in magic.
So the Native American Shaman, the Christian Minister, the Islamic Oman, the Buddhist monk, the Jewish Rabbi are all talking about different aspects of the same divine being which we do not understand. Trying to make everyone the same and hating the people who are different causes problems. Trying to convert people because you know you are right is a problem. All of this type of reasoning and belief systems cause conflict in the world. Religions are about God and not about who is right or wrong. It is all about our individual actions which are good or bad.
Even belief systems that rebel against the divine still worship the same God just a side of him that no one else would want around them. So the next time you or someone you know gets into a discussion about religion it should be about tolerance and kindness. It is the same for all mankind no one understands God so we follow the will of God as interpreted by others. We know what is right for us and should listen to our inner self and soul instead of people who want to make everyone the same instead of enjoying the beauty of life.