Bringing this back around… Be warned! This one cuts deeply!
Faith and religion are not synonymous. Nor is faith an object in the subject of religion. The notion of “the plurality of faith” is unintelligible as well. This is something the Church must understand if it is to be, once again, an agent of change in humanity. As long as Christians insist on arguing the validity of the “Christian Religion” they will always be entangled in the distraction of arguing the irony of a pointless point-of-view. Likewise, as long we are willing to accept the fallacy that Christianity is a “superior religion” we will always be hopelessly ineffective and helplessly self-contradicting.
There is no religion in the world that is any better than any other (nor can there be). Religion is a human attempt to reach God (at best) and is a human attempt to counterfeit God’s grace (at its worst). Religion (of any sort) is expressed by a varying…
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