Can anyone give an actual critique of religious pluralism (that there are multiple paths to God) other than "that's a hecking modernist here...

Can anyone give an actual critique of religious pluralism (that there are multiple paths to God) other than "that's a hecking modernist heresy!!!!!!"?

>But Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life"
God isn't bound by human logic. Just like Christ is simultaneously fully God and fully man, his statement and statements from other gods/prophets can be simultaneously true in a way that our puny brains can't grasp.

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    God isn't real

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >God isn't bound by human logic.
    Apparently neither ar you.

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm assuming you mean from a Christian perspective? Because other religions are obviously contradictory to Christianity, and the Bible is pretty explicit about not worshipping other Gods.
    >God isn't bound by human logic.
    If you're just gonna throw logic out the window you can justify literally anything and you no longer have a coherent religion.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      The first commandment

      The religions of your pic are mutually exclusive

      So you would all agree then that Jesus isn't fully God and fully man because that's a logical contradiction? God is uncreated, man is created, it's a logical contradiction for something to be created as well as uncreated. Same for all the other attributes of God

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >So you would all agree then that Jesus isn't fully God and fully man because that's a logical contradiction? God is uncreated, man is created, it's a logical contradiction for something to be created as well as uncreated. Same for all the other attributes of God
        Not really. The Holy Trinity made us in their image, so humans are by nature the most similar to God, so God becoming man is like a person being their own image. Further, the human being is soul + body, both of which can be seen as contradictory, the soul being immaterial, incorporeal and seemingly incomprehensible while the body is opposite, yet togheter they form one human being. This is the same with the two natures of Christ. Further, there's stuff like fire on water that should be contradictory, yet it happens, at least for a bit.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    The first commandment

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    pretty much every religion will promote self-reliance. hence the mystery cults of yonder. hence the heterogeneity of what you are seeing

  6. 6 months ago
    Dirk

    The religions of your pic are mutually exclusive

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Truth isn't relative kys.

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Can anyone give an actual critique of religious pluralism
    I would say Jesus taught such things. A lot of times people will cite how Jesus said he is the only way to the Father. But they forget that Nicodemus asked him how we can know that we know him. Jesus said "If you keep my commandments". And the commandments of God are written on every man's heart. A lot of these commandments are found in other religions as well. And if you are keeping them, then you know Jesus.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Just like Christ is simultaneously fully God and fully man, his statement and statements from other gods/prophets can be simultaneously true in a way that our puny brains can't grasp.

    In Buddhism, as evidenced by the buddhist suttas, there is this thing called a line of reason, whereby one question can have multiple answers according to each line of reasoning.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe you also get to God by sacrificing to Huitzilopotchli.
    After all, maybe it doesn't contradict the second command if we choose to ignore puny human logic.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      So what is your actual objection?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you're a universalist, it doesn't really matter what you do, all paths lead to God, so all religions are equally false.
        If you're not a universalist, then some paths don't lead to God, meaning that some religions are more true or false than others.
        If you want to take the universalist route and somehow still adhere to a religion, you have to either ignore any exclusionist claim or interpret it as incomprehensible.
        At that point you're not following a religion, you're making your own.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          >If you're a universalist, it doesn't really matter what you do
          This depends on what "matters" to you. If you're coming at it from a purely utilitarian hedonistic point of view then It doesn't matter, but It does matter if you genuinely want to please and worship God

          >all paths lead to God, so all religions are equally false.
          This doesn't follow at all

          >At that point you're not following a religion, you're making your own.
          Everyone has their own religion in a way, meaning no two people on Earth believe the exact same thing about God and whatever religion they claim to adhere to. In fact there is lots of disagreement on important things between people who claim the same religion. I don't have to ignore exclusionist claims, but I can accept that I do not fully understand God.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes nobody follows 'exactly' the same religion but if you follow the religion where you are saved only by faith in the sacrifice of Jesus and you claim that other religions why deny the sacrifice of Jesus (or the existence of God altogether) are also somehow saved, you're following a very creative form of logic.

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's the point of religion if you just pick and choose what you like instead of actually following anything

  12. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    If God isn't bound by human logic, then why bother with religion at all? Why not just do whatever feels good and hope for the best in the afterlife? After all, if there are multiple paths to God, then there must be multiple ways to live a virtuous life.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are multiple ways to live a virtuous life, but only one that exhibits grace, love, forgiveness, and strict demands that when broken on a massive scale can destroy a society that could be the closest thing to the Kingdom of God.

  13. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >But Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life"
    >God isn't bound by human logic. Just like Christ is simultaneously fully God and fully man, his statement and statements from other gods/prophets can be simultaneously true in a way that our puny brains can't grasp.
    Why did you cut off the second half of John 14:6 that states:
    >No one comes to the Father except through me.

    It is also implied in Matthew 7:13:
    >But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Why did you cut off the second half
      Because the same point applies

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >No one comes to the Father except through me.
        Seems like a pretty cut and dry declarative statement. There isn't any wiggle room in it.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          For one there's lots of cut and dry declarative statements made in Genesis that you don't literally believe (unless you're a YEC). But other than this, his statement isn't incompatible with there being multiple paths to God. Who says that other religions aren't also valid ways to Jesus and thus to the Father? Jesus is said to be the Logos which is something all humans can access whether they know the name of Jesus or not.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're basically saying Jesus didn't mean it. But fine, I'll provide even more quotes, some of which directly contradict the idea you don't need to know the name of Jesus. Especially the last one.

            >You shall have no other gods before me.
            >You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me
            Exodus 20:3-5
            >He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
            Mark 16:15-16
            >Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
            John 3:5
            >Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
            John 3:18
            >Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
            John 3:36
            >You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
            John 5:39-40
            >Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
            John 6:53
            >Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
            Acts 4:12

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