Are all religions the same?


 If something really is true, then anything that contradicts that must be false. All of the world religions can’t be completely right, since they say opposing things about history, morality, salvation and what God is like.

Jesus clearly set himself apart from all other religions when he said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) If, as Jesus says, there is only one way to God, it can’t also be true that there are many ways to God. 

To say that all religions are the same, just alternative perspectives or pathways to the same reality, is a disrespectful distortion of those faiths. On the surface it sounds kind of nice and all-inclusive, but it’s actually pretty offensive to lump everyone’s beliefs into one box and say that they’re just different labels for the same thing. Have you found evidence to support the belief that all religions are true, or is accepting them all really a convenient way to dismiss them all?


Tessa Baty