In my latest posts, I’ve been looking at the concept of religious pluralism and pointing out what I feel to be significant problems. They are as follows. Pluralism fails because:
There is much more to be said about this topic, particularly because in each of my own posts I’ve only compared a handful of faiths in specific areas. There are also other issues that I haven’t addressed at all. While each of these issues can be explained or dealt with on its own, to do so requires a great deal of imagination and theological gymnastics rather than clear reasoning. Taken together, I feel that these provide ample reasons to reject the idea of religious pluralism outright. If you want to continue looking into this subject, then I recommend Contradict: They Can't All Be True by Andy Wrasman.
Of course, this will bring us to an uncomfortable conclusion: If not all religions are true, then at least one of them (or as many as all of them) is false. If at least one of them is false, then we must deal with the possibility that there are consequences for choosing the “wrong” faith.
And that is something I will be looking at in the next few posts.
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