धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः। Dharmo Raksati Raksitah.

Dharma protects those who protect it.

– Veda Vyas, Mahabharat

Exclusivism Of Abrahamic Religions | Niraj Atri | Analysis Of Prophetic Religions

This Messengering system that which we call as Prophetism has alienated the God such as that the God is an Alien. Now this becomes pretty difficult to explain people. When someone first told me that the Allah they pray is someone different, then I too thought they are mad, they are saying wrong, as in we can take different names but the property is the same. So the culture & environment in our country is such that things are difficult to understand.

 And even if someone tries to say this to us we consider them to be fools & don’t try to understand the same. Whereas in their scriptures this is clearly been told that only humans are not differentiated & discriminated but the God is being differentiated too. I am taking an example from Bible for this. This is in Old Testament, Deuteronomy, Ch-13. Look at the title itself, ‘worshipping other Gods’. This title itself says that there are several types of Gods. One is ours & the Other one. So ‘worshipping other Gods’ is Gods which are not ours are other Gods. Now lets look at its details, “If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you & announce to you a sign or wonder spoken of takes place & the prophet says “let us follow other Gods” ”, that is if anyone tells you that they are worshipping other gods, then what is to be done with that person? That Prophet or Dreamer must be put to death.  Those which only say come & let’s kill someone who is worshipping other Gods; this is the kind of differentiation which comes naturally along with Prophetic Religions.

               Let’s go further in this chapter, if your very own brother, or your son, or your daughter, or your wife, or your closest friend secretly entices you saying “let us go & worship other Gods”, then what is to be done: do not yield them, listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them. You must certainly put them to death. Just for the mere reason that they asked to worship other God, you have to Kill them. You don’t have to merciful. Your hand must be the first to put them to death & then the hands of other people. At the very first you must hit them, only then others can hit.

               Stone them to death. By pelting stones incessantly you have to kill them. Why you must kill them, because they tried to sway you away from you’re the Lord your God. So this god commands as in even if there is of worshipping Gods other than me, even if mere speaking of worshipping other Gods then irrespective of who are they? Be it your brother, son, wife, friend, you have to kill them. So this is the second part where Prophetic Religions become different such that they not only Humanity but also other-ise the God as in the other God is different & our God is Superior.