I believe there is a common message found in each of the faiths, so really, from my experience and understanding they all compliment each other, and that common message is reinforced by applying teachings of other prophets/sages/teachers from other faiths to our own. I'm a pluralist (believe in the equal validity of each faith) and a syncretist (pull from different faith traditions), though, so I'm rather biased. I have a foundation in Christianity, and feel a strong connection to other faiths as well. I have felt/found God through each of the faiths I have studied. There are teachers/teachings from each that I admire and incorporate into my own faith.
I don't believe that there has to be any contradiction, that just because I'm a Christian means I can't recognize the truth found in other faiths. If anything, I think Jesus would have done the same thing, instead of focusing on the differences and excluding anyone...
at 2:10 AM on Feb. 14, 2011