ARE ALL RELIGIONS JUST DIFFERENT PATHS UP THE SAME MOUNTAIN?
by Moody Adams “Now, the Boston University professor has a new book “God Is Not One,” and a new task: outlining the differences between religions, and why they matter,” writes Daniel Burke. “Prothero spoke recently about American ignorance, Oprah’s Kool-Aid, and why the Dalai Lama is a dangerous man. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.” Prothero says, “Inside academia, more and more scholars are understanding and emphasizing the differences. But there is a widespread view elsewhere that all the religions are basically the same....”
“We didn’t understand the differences between Sunnis and Shias because we didn’t have a high-school level education about Islam. People are dying in Iraq today because of a false idea about religion.”
Polls show that nearly 70 percent of Americans believe that more than one religion can lead to eternal life. This illustrates we don’t “have a high-school level education” about religions. Islam teaches that Christians are infidels doomed to eternal hell. Hinduism assigns people to different castes from birth and the lower sudras are not hardly counted as humans and can never change their condition."
Jesus alone provides a way of forgiveness, through his atonement, a hope of eternal life through His resurrection and transformation through His Spirit.