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Why do you believe your religion is the ONLY way to righteousness?

And, if you are content with it "working for you" why bother witnessing to others?

I was at Kroger the other day when a middle aged woman stopped me to congradulate me on my kids behavior. She asked my 4 y/o some questions about school and he told her that at homeschool he is learning about love and his heart chakra. Her reply to me was that I should take my kids to church and let them learn about God and his "true" love. Of course there are sooo many things I would have liked to share, but anways I curious...

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Asked by sugahmamma at 4:15 PM on Aug. 26, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • I don't.
    I believe every person should find their own path.

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 4:17 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I don't believe that my way is the only way, but I believe it's the only way for me. I have great respect for others beliefs, as long as they respect mine.

    Answer by Scuba at 4:19 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I couldnt have answered it better SCUBA

    Answer by Proudparent707 at 4:22 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I don't believe religion is the way to righteousness, but I do believe that the only way is through Christ. God's word tells us that a big part of being a Christian is to share the good news and evangelize. I'm a little weak in this area, because I'm shy and let's face it it's hard to talk to people about their faith because it's a sensitive subject either way so I've never approached someone like that, and most of the time people do, they don't do it in a good way, and that just pushes people away which is the opposite effect anyway. I do however talk to people who ask and are open to it.

    Answer by AshleyBDG at 4:24 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • Haha, I don't. I believe there are many paths to truth and love. :)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:28 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I'm with Scuba on this one too...

    Now, don't get me wrong, I will admit that I have often wondered the reaction I would get from others, if I just stopped random people in the milk isle, and asked them if they wanted to stop by on the next full moon and cast a spell or two with me.... come on... can't you picture it... the shock and dismay, the horror of it... I wonder why they don't think the same of their actions when they make those suggestions to others...


    Answer by WoodWitch at 4:29 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I don't believe that.

    My personal belief is this: there is no single right/true/only path to God. There is only the right path for each individual. Regardless of what that path is, it's their's. I believe each and every person who believes in God, believes in the same God.. Ek Onkar= One God, One Universal being/creator... Regardless of the name(s) used, the rituals followed, the name of the place of worship..etc.. All who believe, believe in the One God..( Brahma Ek e Hai.. God is one. ). God views rich and poor the same. God views Sikh , Hindu, Jew, Christian, Muslim, etc.. All the same.. There is no difference, other than the names that people choose to use.

    Therefore. Since I believe all is one and in the same. I can not say that there is only 1 path of to God, only 1 path that is true and righteous. They all are to me. It's the belief in God that creates the path, not the flavor of religion that you follow.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:31 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I agree with Ashley, but I'll admit that simply trusting the Bible and God is a tough concept to get if you don't believe in Christ.

    Answer by Biz1985 at 4:33 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • Pixie said what I believe as well. So, I definitely do not believe my way is the only way. "Truth is one, sages call it by different names."

    Answer by KelleyP77 at 4:37 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I don't.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:41 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

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