On Mon, 12 May 1997 23:56:50 -0300 Neil Alasdair McEwan
<[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Umm, how can all religions be valid if they contradict each other to
>a certain extent? (Infidel dog that I am, I can't help but ask). If
>the Koran says that pagans are going to hell, how is Islam compatible
>with paganism? Or do they just take a little of the good stuff from
>faith and throw out the bad?
A good question, Neil. I have asked it myself a few times. My only
solution to this quandry is that all can only be "equally valid" if the
degree of validity concerning deity is identical. In this case, "zero".
In this way only is their *equal* validity.
Of course, if one doesn't buy into all being equally valid (meaning some
are invalid - wrong) then the problem becomes "which one"?
Bruce L. Jones
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere