The true Masters and Avatars on Earth would never try to convert you or temp you away from your preferred Religion, rather, they would encourage you to follow your own path and keep to the ceremonies and rituals that you are familiar, happy with and that you believe in. As Sai Baba has advised on many an occasion.
Despite being brought up as a non-too-strict Anglican Christian I have always believed that there are many pathways to the Divine and all should be shown the respect they deserve as the free will choices that they are, gifted by the Divine which they seek in their own way.
The fanaticism that mars the true religions of the world are nothing more than the seekers after pure power, often mere efforts by those who profess to be in the highest positions of pomp and popery (God’s prophets or representatives on Earth), wielding that power just to show and validate their difference, as if it were the only true way.
So Religion is, at its heart, of no consequence and the conflicts that exist between the various forms may be traced back to medieval times and beyond where old jealousies and hatreds were formed and have remained hidden in the psyche, but practiced in His name in violence ever since.
It is time that mankind, as a race of beings, came to the realisation that Religion is purely a personal choice and the forms, rules and regulations imposed are either accepted or denied on a purely personal basis.
The laws we enact will end up making criminals of us all in time. Whether we decide to conform to religious ‘law’ is for each of us to decide. In today’s terrifying climate though, if we send our daughters to school we and they may well end up being killed!
Abraham puts it like this:
It doesn’t really matter what religion anybody believes. If their life is working (and there are many different approaches to life that are working very well) then why not let them believe whatever they want to believe? It’s all working in the way that it is supposed to be. There are religions that you wouldn’t want anything to do with, that are perfect mechanisms for the people who are involved in them. And therefore, they are a very good thing.
Be happy in your pursuit of happiness and Divinity, with Love David