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Author Topic:   Are some world views as valid as others?
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Message 2 of 18 (28030)
12-28-2002 2:00 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Gzus
12-28-2002 12:26 PM

Two questions/statements in reply:
1) Why can't there multiple mutually-exclusive self-justifying worldviews of which only one can be true? If on an exam there are 5 multiple choice answers to a logic question (to which I do not immediately know the answer because of insufficient knowledge perhaps), that does not rule out the possibility that one of these answers is true.
2) You make an interesting point that Christianity is mutually exclusive of all other worldviews, because it states plainly that Christ is "the [only] way, the [only] truth, and the [only] life." That is a hard thing for many people to swallow, since almost all other religions I know of (with the exception of Judaism and Islam, which are obviously related) are doctrinally tolerant and inclusive of other religious views.
This has always seemed to me to be a strong point with Christianity. I would expect truth (if it exists) to be exclusive of falsehood. Otherwise, what is the point?

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Message 10 of 18 (28080)
12-29-2002 9:53 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Gzus
12-29-2002 11:02 AM

If you haven't had a chance yet, read Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I think this book would address your questions well.

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