Phil Cooke has a great post today that brings up a question that you hear all the time. Â A question than only has one politically correct answer. Â Phil writes:
No matter what you think about religion, the statement, â€œAll religions are just the sameâ€ is just a dismissive line, intended to squelch debate about the subject.Â In an age of supposed â€œtoleration,â€ the one thing we donâ€™t tolerate is the possibility that one type of religious belief trumps all others.Â Itâ€™s amazing actually â€“ we evaluate doctors, schools, political ideas, movies, food, books, business, art â€“ everything else.Â But the idea of actually saying that â€œIâ€™ve seriously evaluated the options and have come to the conclusion that _______ is the one true faithâ€ pretty much makes you a crazy person.Â Perhaps itâ€™s because weÂ live under the threat of radical Islam.Â Most people donâ€™t commit violence over evaluating a piece of art; but religion?Â Weâ€™re scared to death of offending someone.Â But the truth is, what could be more important than coming to terms with the biggest questions?Â Who am I?Â Where did I come from?Â Why am I here?Â Is there a God out there?
Continue reading Phil’s thoughts here at his blog…
He has an assignment for you.
Most the the audience here at MMI would agree that all religions are NOT the same. Â Many of us grew up with Christianity. Â Some did not.
As a pastor, what is your answer to this question when you’re asked?
Just for fun… Let’s pretend it’s YOU on the Piers Morgan show (instead of Joel Osteen, who we talked about earlier this week). Â Piers is asking you in front of millions of people: Â How can you say that Christianity is the one true way? Â What if he said, “what if my good Scientologist friend Tom Cruise was sitting here? Â You’d tell him he’s going to hell?”
You have one chance to answer the question. Â Leave a comment below with what you’d say.