Religion has done more damage to humanity than the benefit it added. It partially fulfilled the human need of being together as a group but it created groupsism which divided the human race. The prophets appeared every 1000 years whenever there is a deterioration of human values and to restore them back. If not the human race would have perished long time back by destroying each other. There is no atom of difference between the sayings of the prophets as they only preached dharma of life and not dogmas & rituals.
The preaching of the prophets have been subsequently documented as scriptures. In this process there were many things added with vested interest to control people in the name of the religion. The prophets never had any intention to form a religion.
Rama appeared 4000 years ago, Krishna 3000 years ago, Buddha appeared 2500 years ago, Jesus 2000 years ago, Mohammed 800 years ago and so on. All the prophets said the same principles for human harmony.
As Krishna propounded, "Whenever there is a decay of human values, I will appear again to restore Dharma". The true meaning of the word Dharma is misunderstood. Many people think Dharma means 'giving to poor people to get punya' so that we can go to the heaven after death. It is the most ridiculous interpretation of Dharma.
The simplest meaning of dharma is 'living life as per the law of nature'. Chinmayananda gives an example 'The Dharma of sun is giving warmth' & 'Dharma of tiger is eating meat'. The animals follow dharma by letter and spirit because they have not been empowered to make choices but human is evolved to make choices. With the result we have made many wrong choices and religion is one among them.
Instead of uniting people religion divided us through scriptures, dogmas and rituals. Today the extinction of mankind appears to be imminent due the animosity among people in the name of religion, caste, color and creed.
Let us banish this hatred and extend love and compassion towards each other because we cannot exist without the presence of others in our life who may belong to other beliefs. The moment we say 'belief', it automatically means it is not truth.
Anything not seen becomes 'belief' and hence your belief and my belief are only 'BELIEF'. No one can say whose belief is right as long as it is not seen as truth. Your God and my God both are only 'Belief'. Then why to fight on something which is yet to be proved?
Vivekananda said 'We have to find unity in diversity'. We all belong to 'Human Religion'. Only belief needed is we all need each other for our well being.
Love you all
With whole of my heart