Let's not kid ourselves. Most religions go directly against each other. Not everyone can be right.
The creative liars amongst you will say:
But this is MY path, MY belief.You can't invalidate my reality...I get to have MY own way.
Unless you created your path, it's not entirely yours, and what you base it on(history/peoples/cultures) isn't yours in the first place. Your belief, is shared by others in your own religion. You can splinter off, create your own schism. That is just fine, but doesn't change the history you are basing it on.
You can't have YOUR own way when it comes to REALITY.
A simple test to prove reality is not subjective:
Person A, Person B, and Person C make a bowl of Ice Cream. Same type of bowl, same amount, and in the same room(same temperature).
Person A goes and does the most fun, engaging, thing they can. Something that will "make time fly".
Person B watches paint dry.
Person C watches the bowls of Ice Cream with a clock and a running timer next to them.
All their bowls of Ice Cream melt at the same rate.
It doesn't matter that Person A felt like time was moving faster.
It doesn't matter that Person B felt like time was moving slower.
Person C saw, in real time, constantly aware, what happened.
Your subjective view doesn't have an impact on the world around you.
There is only one history, lying/misleading/deluding people DOESN'T CHANGE REALITY.
You're so right but You need an appletini dude ;)
Gonna have some Scotch actually. I was house sitting for my sis when I made that.
Plus I need something stronger.
You can't call an American Whiskey a Scotch. That is reality.
Well most Scots don't call Scotch, scotch they call it whisky no e, only non Scots call it Scotch, weird i know but hey tastes the same whatever you call it.
Scotch is Whisky. Whiskey is Irish Whiskey. American Whiskey is Bourbon.
In Ireland, Whisky is Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey is Whiskey, and American Whiskey is Burbon.
In the states we call American Whiskey by the state it comes from or we call it Burbon.
Kentucky Whiskey(Jim Beam) vs Tennessee Whiskey(Jack Daniels)
I can tell the difference between regional varieties of your Whisky.
I like Speyside over Islay.
Yes you're right and everybody believe has the right path . But in the end which is the right path , religion or belief ? Nothing is what it seems ...
Even the strongest arguments can be wrong
"But in the end which is the right path , religion or belief ?"
We can, at least, eliminate those based entirely on lies.
Scientology, Mormonism, Ancient Aliens, Witta(Edain McCoy admitted to fabricating the term and religion.)
I wont say people can't practice New Age religions, only that they have no right to claim it's lineage or ancient.
Yes very true these aren't religions are pure inventions but unfortunately are so many people who claim their religion is ancient shame
A little Wiki(there page on Reality):
"n philosophy, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. A still more broad definition includes everything that has existed, exists, or will exist."
Notice the "rather than as they may appear or might be imagined."
I totally agree with you.
That's because you are also a smarty pants, like me.
On a larger philosophical level, Buddhism left an impression on me at a young age from reading Mahayana texts, at first glance these texts seem to be pessimistic and a lot would disagree. This is because they are done from a realistic point of view, but they do not call it such in the texts. The idea is not to solely acknowledge the positive and deny negative. But to acknowledge both these things.