Running head: GOD IS NOT ONE
God is not one
GOD IS NOT ONE
Religion refers to the worship and belief in the superhuman power controls, especially the
personal God or gods. Different philosophers and researchers about religions have raised different
arguments and conflicting ideas. Their aim is discovering whether God is one or they are different
in different religions. Stephen Prothero and Swami Sivananda are not an exception to these
philosophers. Although Prothero and Sivananda have conflicting ideas about the relationships of
religions to the world and how different they are or common, they seem to bring out the same
Prothero argues that religions are different from each other, and we should focus on those
differences as they are what matters and to gain respect for each (Prothero, 2011). On the other
hand, Sivananda argues that religions are different paths that lead to the same destination.
Although religions may encompass some actions that are different, which are referred by
Sivananda as separate paths, all these faiths have a basic teaching, “Be good and do good.” (p. 36).
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