Humans spend countless hours on the weekend studying holy texts. They spend virtually no time studying physical cosmology. Why is this? How many of us look at the sun and realize that it is a star like any other, and that our near-ness makes it seem larger and different than other stars? Why does a belief in God seek to deny science when God created science, too? Our earth bound perspective keeps us in a fog where politics and boundaries keep us separate, but when you look at the earth in space you realize that we are all connected on a finite globe. We are all sharing this fragile home. Check out this link describing the experience of humans who have been in space and looked back at the earth: astronauts-returning-to-earth
I think Jesus and Buddha pretty much preached the same thing. Men have subsequently turned it into an "us against them" mentality when Jesus actually taught love and acceptance. God is within each of us. Some interpret scripture to mean that the only way to God is through Jesus and that all other religions are false. Jesus said "the kingdom of God is within you." Perhaps history's translating and alterations for Jesus' words have resulted in this separation of cultures when I'm quite sure Jesus would want us all to love each other. I grew up with Jesus, studied Buddhism, married into Hinduism and now like dogs better than some people. I have to believe that all religions aim to know the God within, and that men have polluted that basic truth with separation in the form of spiritual interpretations.
I am a field of awareness. Any thing beyond that is identification with form...