There are two ways of living and looking at life. One way to live is via Particularism, which means that a person, tribe, religion or nation is representing only themselves, a particular and specific caste, tribe, race, religious church, nation, or gender.
The other way to live is via the concept of universalism, which means that a person, tribe, religion, or nation lives for improving the lot of all of humanity and for seven future generations of children not yet born on planet Earth, and not just for a specific group.
There are only a few Universalist religions, such as Unprogrammed Quakers, Unitarian Universalists, Native Americans, Bahá’í, and Buddhists. They include in their concept of Universalism that everyone on the planet is equal, everyone will be or is saved, everyone will become enlightened, everyone will see and experience Heaven on Earth, or that everyone will see a future where things are much better than they are now.
Universalism is the belief that diversity within a religion is a positive attribute and no one has to believe or share the same dogma, belief or even religion in order to deserve dignity, worth or equality.
Universalism in religion may include teaching such things as a ‘Heaven on Earth’, and/or working towards a state of Oneness.
Almost all religions and belief systems may include Universalists in their membership. Universalists inside of any Particularism focused religion may be called mystics, because they have moved beyond the limits of the ordinary Particularism religious belief system, dogma or ‘accepted’ scriptural interpretation, which is focused on Particularism.
What is a Universalist Quaker?
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