Intelligent quote of the day


“First…it’s important to understand that Christianity is not the only religion that  claims exclusivity—not just theologically, but also linguistically. Muslims believe that the sole, sufficient, and consummate miracle of Islam is the Koran. They say, however, it’s only recognizable in Arabic, and that any translation desacralizes it. And it’s not just a basic understanding of Arabic that’s required, but a sophisticated knowledge of the language. As for Buddhism, it was born when Gautama Buddha rejected two fundamental asertions of Hinduism—the ultimate authority of the Vedas, which are their scriptures, and the caste system. Hinduism itself is absolutely uncompromising on two or three issues: the law of karma, which is the law of moral cause and effect, so that every rebirth that makes recompense for the previous life; the authority of the Vedas; and reincarnation….[on Hinduism being a very tolerant faith]…“When you hear that statement, don’t take it at face value…What it really means is that Hinduism allows you to practice your religion so long as it buys into their notion of truth, which is syncretistic…As for Sikhism…it came as a challenge to both Hinduism and Buddhism. Then there are atheiss—they reject the viewpoints of thos who believe in God. and even Baha’ism, which claims to be a cosmic embrace of all religions, ends up excluding the exclusivists! Therefore, the statement that Christians are arrogant by claiming exclusivity ignores the reality that every other major religion does as well.  So when people talk of arrogance, this cannot be a logical attack they are making.”

 Ravi Zacharias in Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Faith, refuting long-time and unchallenged strong assertions that Christianity is arrogant because of it’s exclusivity