Omnitheism is not a religion, but it is a recognition that all religions have at their core the Golden Rule and, sharing this core, they began in harmony.
The Golden Rule came about when human societies changed from hunting and gathering to farming and our sedentary lives required us to live side-by-side with strangers. Religions were developed as effective methods of socializing behavioral change necessary to maintain peace within heterogeneous communities. Religions taught us a new, shared morality. Church/Temple/Mosque was an effective way to spread the new behavior, especially to illiterate citizens, creating a centralized organization that, due to human nature, evenutally became a societal control structure under a conservative power hierarchy.
Unsatisfied with the simplicity of the morality of the Golden Rule those in power modified and added to the moral teaching until the strangest of behavior became a requirement of religion. Genital mutilation (circumcision and FGM), dress codes, self-flagellation, prudishness, legal systems of judgement, vows of poverty and all sorts of insanity have become expected rites of passage to gain membership in the religious “club”.
And then the killing began. Many religions came to believe that they are the only true religion. The very behavior that brought about religions: indiscriminate murder of “others” became the very goal of religion.
Omnitheism is a process of recognizing and respecting all religious and philosophical paths by stripping away the control structures, the dogma and power that enforces distinction between beliefs. It is a method to return to the simple morality that allow strangers to live comfortably together without encouraging the constraints that divide us.
Omnitheism brings us together in respect and rejects the decorations and weaponry of religions.