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Old 12-25-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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Everyone believes their religion is the one True religion. Maybe we should leave it like that and embrace the fact that there are varieties.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:52 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Everyone believes their religion is the one True religion. Maybe we should leave it like that and embrace the fact that there are varieties.
Sure, until one of the sects elects people in power.
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Everyone believes their religion is the one True religion. Maybe we should leave it like that and embrace the fact that there are varieties.
That's not necessarily true. An increasing number of people hold to the idea that none of us own a One True Religion and that we are finding our way up the same mountain via different paths.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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That's not necessarily true. An increasing number of people hold to the idea that none of us own a One True Religion and that we are finding our way up the same mountain via different paths.
Oh okay, some people already appreciate the differences then
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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Oh okay, some people already appreciate the differences then
yeah, that's what I thought you meant. embrace the different paths and help each other when we cross paths.

some of us believe that we don't have to go up the maintain, for whatever reason, and that walking across the many paths raking out the stones is the journey's goal. They are GateKeepers.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: NNJ
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A Christian told me today that Christianity is the only TRUE religion and that all other religions are "False" religions. So is Christianity the only TRUE religion?
All people of religious faith will claim their beliefs/religion is the true one....

If it were not the case, then the individual would be already questioning their faith.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:56 AM
 
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All people of religious faith will claim their beliefs/religion is the true one....

If it were not the case, then the individual would be already questioning their faith.
that's the hope anyway.

I learnt that from that there jesus feller-er.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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All people of religious faith will claim their beliefs/religion is the true one....

If it were not the case, then the individual would be already questioning their faith.
An incorrect assumption on your part, as already stated.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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All people of religious faith will claim their beliefs/religion is the true one....

If it were not the case, then the individual would be already questioning their faith.
change the word "all" to "some".
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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That's not necessarily true. An increasing number of people hold to the idea that none of us own a One True Religion and that we are finding our way up the same mountain via different paths.
I see sentiment or some variation on it a lot, but it still seems to me that it isn't really held to be true even by those that practice it. Very few people are willing to agree that, say, ISIL, or the People's Temple, or Wotansvolk are paths up the same mountain. That seems to almost always be a bridge too far. That is, there may not be a "One True Religion" but there are definitely some that are considered false or evil.

In a very real sense it seems it is still, just like most exclusive religious outlooks, setting a boundary and saying everything that is so close to my beliefs is acceptable, anything else is wrong. Its just a wider scope than a fundamentalist outlook, but there appears to always be a point where we determine, "there may be many paths up the mountain, but you are on the wrong mountain!"

How do you reconcile personally the idea of inclusive search for truth and meaning, and some of these paths or methods that appear totally contradictory? I mean, can one get to the "top of the mountain" as a Luciferian, or a church burning Wotanist, or a Christian Dominionist, or a Mujahadeen?

From my perspective, maybe the issue is not the paths, but the realization that there is no mountain at all, or at least that there are as many mountains as there are people...

-NoCapo
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