A Piece of the Puzzle…


Here is, in my opinion, a useful exchange inspired by my video “Atheists May Be Right” (http://youtu.be/ImByTj8qa8g):

what if Muslims are right?

what if they are?

If Islam is right then Christianity is wrong. That means we have to think and answer the question witch [sic] religion is right?

I don’t have a zero-sum philosophy with anything, so I don’t view the world in “either/or” but more of “both/and”; therefore, I have no problem with asserting that Islam is right, Christianity is right, science is right, Buddhism is right, and so on because NOBODY is absolutely right, which means we are all a little right and all a little wrong. Saint Augustine said somewhere that God alone is truth, so all people and all religions have a piece of that truth. I take solace in the fact that God is non-denominational, and in fact, does not practice any particular religion. So, perhaps it is not the case that either Christianity (in one or all of its forms) is right and everyone else is wrong (even the Christianities that do not share that “right” form), but it is more of the case that each of us has a piece of a puzzle, and it is only when we share those pieces and lay them out upon the table that the larger image begins to take shape. The danger is when we jealously guard our own piece of the puzzle because we confuse that piece with the image which that piece merely represents, and of which that image is only one small part.

Just a theory…



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