Religious Diversity



  Edwin Irizarry

Corey B. King

June 05, 2011

                                                                                    Pg.2                                                                                   Anyone can claim to be the only to GOD. In fact, quite a few religions have made this assertion throughout history.
The real issue is why anyone should believe Jesus was telling the truth when he said it - “I am the way, the truth, the light”. On one hand, you can say that the resurrection of Jesus established him as being the son of God. If that were true, then all other faith systems cannot be true because they each assert something contrary to the divinity. And of course, the historical record concerning the resurrection is extremely compelling. On the other hand, you can approach the issue by looking at four fundamental questions that every religion seeks to answer: Origin, meaning, morality, and destiny.

Some people say that when you strip away everything, all the world religions are essentially teaching universal fatherhood of God and the universal brotherhood of humankind. This point should not be taken lightly because it is possible to lovingly claim exclusive truth. Just as a scientist can very gently say, “This is the second law of thermodynamics’ without adding, ‘Now, we can vote on how many of us cooperate with it or not?””
Consider Buddhism, though it is technically atheistic – still no creator. The Hindu religion – every birth is a rebirth. If every life pays for the previous, then what were you paying for in the first place? We have the Muslims who radically claim exclusivity – not just theologically, but also

linguistically. Muslims believe that the sole, sufficient, and consummate miracle of Islam is the Koran. They...