For those who may not know an Omnist is a person who believes in all faiths or that there is truth in all religions. People who are Omnists believe there is truth in all faiths but that none of the hold the ultimate truth.
Omnism is something most people do not know exists but it really makes a lot of sense when you delve into it properly. Omnists believe that each religion has a bit to offer to us all. Everything makes up a small piece of the big picture. I guess in a sense you could consider Omnism more of a philosophy rather than a religion but it could be taken however you want to take it.
It just means that exploring all religion is necessary. Personally, I do not believe in any particular religion but like most Omnists (not that I am one) I do try to find things that make sense to me within all the religions I come across. I believe that if we do good we will receive good and that is enough for me. I strive to be an alright person and I feel that I do on some level succeed at that much.
Omnism is something that works for a lot of people. It is a much more diverse belief and I think that in itself is great. Omnists get to appreciate people of all religions and all religions in general without being biased in general. They seem to be far more respectful than some and are able to look at things in a different light.
Psychic Universe says as follows in regards to what Omnism is and where it stands:
Like all other isms, monism is a position; not a religion in itself. There are no specific teachings, no rituals and no particular sets of beliefs that Omnists follow. It’s more of a way of thinking and a way of approaching religious teachings. Omnists beliefs generally fall under two main trains of thought.
The first is that all religions and belief systems have some truth– like life, the universe and everything (even God) is part of some grand cosmic puzzle, and each religion has a few of its own pieces. When people focus too intently on their few pieces, they’re missing the bigger picture– the grand scheme of things.
The other train of thought is that Omnism is the complete opposite of dogmatism. Dogmatic religions have virtually ruled the planet for centuries now, laying down principles and beliefs from holy scriptures that were held up as unquestionable and inerrant truths. In this day and age, it gets harder and harder for people to force themselves to stick to the writings in ancient texts as literal and infallible– we want to respect their wisdom but many people can no longer take them as incontrovertible fact.
The Omnist, being the opposite of dogmatic, holds an open mind when it comes to spirituality and religion. They’re open to that wisdom, to the truths found within the different systems, without holding one as more valuable or superior.
The funny thing is, a lot of people who consider themselves spiritual but not religious, who feel they are spiritually eclectic and progressive, are often omnists who never even heard the word.
Are you an Omnist? What do you think about this concept?
Imaga via Pexals, John Rocha