God and social justice

Theology is the study about God and I think whoever looks at this doctrine should look at this with humility and not rush into it. There are many theologies out there in the world. All the main religious faiths except Buddhism takes the questions of God seriously.

However in one book I read on Buddhism it said that the question of the existence of God should not be asked. This is then not a denial of God and there is a transcendental teaching in Buddhism. I would be interested if there are any Buddhists out there who could share some light on the theology aspect of Buddhism. There is also a misconception in the West that Hinduism in essence is polytheistic and they put it in a certain prejudicial box.

The Trimurti is not like that. The teaching states that Brahman (The Unknowable) reveals himself as the Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. From this all the shards of light and divine actions (gods) flowed out into the universe.
Over the long expanse of time people have had to deal with the idea of God. All of the major religions have some form of transcendental belief. Rightly so that if God is who he says he is then he is infinite… One of the attributes or perfections of God is that he is infinite and beyond our understanding. So from a religious point of view I would say that a universal belief for the Abrahamic, Hindu, Sikh religions is that God is infinite.

At this point a discussion can take place between the great religions. We have something in common. We believe in a Creator who is Spirit and has an eternal existence.

Yet we must also part company. We separate because we all have a different story of how salvation comes into the world… We all seek the true reality that God can give us eternal life…

From the stand point of politics… Because we have this agreement that God is Creator. This is our starting point… Because of this reason we need to be good stewards of the resources God has given to us. On this we all agree.

In the United Kingdom I’m raising this as a serious issue because lots of things in the world are going wrong. Social injustice to the poor and sick is growing and pure religion says that this is wrong. Even though our stories are different our shared values must stand up for what is right.

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