Why All Religions Contain Truth

"For the variants, however remote in time, will never sink into a dead past without meaning, once they have arisen from the flow of truth that has 'presence'; they will remain phases in the historical process of living truth of which neither the beginning nor the end is known; and by virtue of this character the truth of each variant is supple­mentary to the truth of the others."-- Eric Voegelin

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  1. So I can stroll down Shattuck Ave., sacrificing passersby as my God tells me to! I knew it!

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  2. You wascally Wabulon you. It's quite a logical leap from the claim "All religions contain SOME truth" to the claim "Everything contained in each religion is true."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_men_and_an_elephant

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  3. Mike, "It's quite a logical leap from the claim..."--that's all very well if your religion is sadly limited, but my religion sez: "If even one proposition stated in one's religion is true, then the entirety of the religion is true, and not just for the believer in question, but for everyone, everywhere, always.

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  4. Mike, "It's quite a logical leap from the claim..."--that's all very well if your religion is sadly limited, but my religion sez: "If even one proposition stated in one's religion is true, then the entirety of the religion is true, and not just for the believer in question, but for everyone, everywhere, always.

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    1. Well that part of your religion isn't true. ;)

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