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THE UNITY OF RELIGION AND UNITY
This view is
more sound but the goal is not merely to bring religions together but to find Truth. We
should not sacrifice Truth, glossing over the differences between teachings, in order to
make different religions accept one another, or what they are accepting will only be some
convenient partition of humanity into religious camps, not the real Truth in which alone
is abiding unity.
That all religions as we know them are one is a pleasant thought and can succeed in
bringing together the more open or mystical elements in religions to some extent, but it
cannot deal with the deep seated differences between religions. To really unify religions
requires finding the universal Truth behind religion. This is as much a matter of
transcending religion as we know it as of affirming it. To proclaim the unity of religion
without establishing the Truth behind religions can give rise to many wrong perceptions.