Monday, February 14, 2011

All Paths Lead to God?

If all religions are 'valid ways of approaching God', then it doesn't matter if I discriminate against every other path but my own, right? My way is as good as any of the others, thus those other paths are obviated.

3 comments:

J N said...

"Man, it's just some folks say, "All truth is relative, it just depends on what you believe." You know, "hey man, ain't no way to know for sure who God is or what's really true." But that means you believe your own statement; that there's no way to know what's really true. You're saying that that statement is true. You're killing yourself. If what's true for you is true for you and what's true for me is true for me, what if my truth says your's is a lie? Is it still true?"

- Lecrae

Crude said...

Oh yeah, the 'all truth is relative' thing is just self-refuting. I think for many people this sort of thought actually melts down to "I really don't want to have to argue with everyone, can you please leave me alone so I can eat my hamburger, finish work, and go home?" Which I think takes some more delicacy to deal with.

But now and then you do get some people who are honestly offended at the thought that, say.. a Christian may think Christianity is actually important and better for people to subscribe to than Buddhism or somesuch, and play the 'all paths are equal card'. To which I think, sure, let's run with that. I don't think it leads to what they think it does.

IlĂ­on said...

"I think for many people this sort of thought actually melts down to "I really don't want to have to argue with everyone, can you please leave me alone so I can eat my hamburger, finish work, and go home?""

True.

But, for the aggressive asserters of that particular self-refuting BS, what it boils down to is: "I intend to assert 'X' -- and I expect you to accede to 'X' – but I certainly have no intention of defending ‘X’ intellectually!"