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THE UNITY OF RELIGION AND
There is hardly
any universality for the term God or the concept of monotheism in all religions. To built
the unity of religions around the idea of One God can cater to the prejudices of
monotheistic beliefs, which would like to regard themselves as the universal factor in
religion, when they are only one religious approach.
All religions stress the need to relate to a Spiritual Reality but, just as their
difference in names and concepts, they are hardly unanimous what the correct relationship
is. Just as their differences about the nature of Spiritual Reality all religions do not
share the same foal of their practice. Most religions do not regard union with God or
mergence in Spiritual Reality, which is generally the Hindu view, as their goal. They do
not see themselves as paths to God but only as ways of better relating to God, whom they
may conceive of as quite different than we mere creatures that He has created.