Religious Pluralism

  • The philosophy of Religious Pluralism is the idea that all religions are equally valid paths to God.
  • The law of non-contradiction, a universal law of logic, is a major problem for religious pluralism. It states that two mutually exclusive claims to truth cannot be equally true. Either one is true, or both are false, but they cannot both be true. For example, God cannot be both a personal being and an impersonal force. God is either one or the other, or neither, but cannot be both.
  • The claim that 'all roads are equally valid paths to God' can only be true if God is impersonal by nature, but if God is personal, and if God has communicated how He wants us to relate to Him, then how we respond to that truth really matters.
  • Jesus Christ made very clear, exclusive claims about himself being the only true way to salvation. Thus, it becomes imperative that each of us weigh Jesus' question from Mark 8:29, "Who do you say that I am?"

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