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interesting and thought-provoking article
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Found on strategicsorcry

Religion is not About Belief: Karen Armstrong's The Case for God.

Something to mull over... I do think that there is a need to balance out Logos and Mythos in this world, to acknowledge that there are many parallel Truths. Some things apply differently in a polytheistic faith, of course; the Powers aren't transcendent, and are in a closer relationship to humanity, so some part of Them is knowable, and they do often communicate directly and unequivocally. So seeking apohasis may not always be the right road. On the other hand, there will always be the unknowable part... the lwa are also called the Mysteries, after all...

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That's one of the things I like about Judaism - one of the
things we're taught is that there are many paths to G-d.
Judaism, is, in fact, only for Jews - y'all are free to
believe whatever you want :-)

I've said this kind of thing for years, but not nearly so scholarly.

I managed to thoroughly flummox a would be proselyetising co-worker once (who was starting his spiel with "Do you believe in God, Steve?" and "What do you think he wants you to do?") by saying this:

"I like to think that I know what God wants me to do, but I have to admit that I really can't. I don't believe that *anyone* can really know what's actually in the mind of God. We're just mortal, flesh and blood, and God is transcendant of all of that. So for a mortal, human being to claim that they *know* the mind of God, that they *know* what God wants, isn't that kind of like a flat piece of paper claiming to know what it's like to be a basketball?"


I swear I could see his mind exploding behind his eyes.

And there's also my absolute favorite answer to the question of parallel truths:

Malaclypse The Younger": "All things are true."
-: "Even false things?"
MTY: "Yes, even false things are true"
-: "How can that be?"
MTY: "I dunno. I didn't do it."

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