Religious pluralism is an attitude or policy regarding the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in society. It can indicate one or more of the following:
- As the name of the worldview according to which one's religion is not the sole and exclusive source of truth, and thus the acknowledgement that at least some truths and true values exist in other religions.
- As acceptance of the concept that two or more religions with mutually exclusive truth claims are equally valid. This may be considered a form of either toleration (a concept that arose as a result of the European wars of religion) or moral relativism.
- The understanding that the exclusive claims of different religions turn out, upon closer examination, to be variations of universal truths that have been taught since time immemorial. This is called Perennialism (based on the concept of philosophia perennis) or Traditionalism.
- Can we not just live in peace with our fellow man? Your thoughts?
As a Christian, I think that is definitely a PLAN.ReplyDelete
Religious pluralism is important. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Reverend Martin Luther King did a great deal to move their worlds towards religious pluralism and we should all take a cue from that and from so many others who have tried to move this world to a more harmonious whole. From my rattled perspective though, we are preaching to the choir.ReplyDelete
Good post. I think it's so important to accept that there isn't only one path to the truth.ReplyDelete
peace is something for which I prayReplyDelete
For as long as mankind has been around, it has been shown sufficiently enough, I would think, for scientific proof to acknowledge that NO, for some profound reason, we cannot all live in peace. Whatever you want to call it, I call it SIN. We have evolved in almost every other aspect of humanity, but not in morality. There is something wrong with us, something deep within, that negates our best intentions. It is not popular to call it sin, but whatever you call it, there it is. We can blame religion, but many are those who have tried to reach peace within and without by ignoring religion and still only found disillusionment and frustration. Tolstoy comes to mind. Somehow, something, someone has to deal with it.ReplyDelete
You said it so well and so PERFECTLY.ReplyDelete
Great thought...wonderfully presented!ReplyDelete
My contribution: P is for Paradise:
Thank you Roger, Denise, Carver, Rose and the team, for hosting:)
hoping here for worldwide peaceReplyDelete
That is Precisely how it is:) Well said! Have a happy abc ande thank you very much for hosting!ReplyDelete
wonderful P post. Right on the money there.ReplyDelete
Pray for Peace that's all the world need right now.ReplyDelete
Mine is a bit light with P for Parties as I have showcased my speciality in doing Birthday Parties for my sons!
Your post is perfect. If only all we needed was love, imagine how peaceful the world would be...love those Beatles:)ReplyDelete
I have to agree with Chris. It is the heart of man that is the real problem, deceitful and desperately wicked. We all need "heart transplants" in order for there to be true peace.ReplyDelete
I am at peace with many different religions and find similarities to my own beliefs, but those which want to state they are the one and only true followers and they and they alone will enter heaven cause me pause to wonder. A God is great enough to create a world cannot love all His children?ReplyDelete