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THE UNITY OF RELIGION AND UNITY
Paths and Truth
What do we really mean when we say that all religions are one? Have we really gone to the
core of Truth or are we merely making a statement that can be acceptable to everyone? Is
it merely a slogan designed to cover over the differences between religion so that we can
all live together in social harmony without having to question our different beliefs? Is
it a political strategy designed to create peace between the conflicting religious groups
in a country or in the world? Is it the strategy of new spiritual or religious groups to
gain converts for themselves from a place of Truth that can really unite us.
Do we mean by such a statement that we accept all the differing
claims of various religions? Obviously those who truly believe in a unity behind religion
cannot accept the dogmatic claims of any one particular religion. For example, if
religions other than Christianity are true then Jesus cannot be the only son of God, nor
can the Christian heaven and hell be ultimate realities.