Tuesday, July 1, 2008

descent to synthesis?

A shared reappraisal (with Islam, Hinduism, Buddism, and Judaism, and maybe others?) of Jesus' message could provide a unique space or common ground for urgently needed religious dialogue--and it doesn't seem an exaggeration to say that the future of the planet may depend on such a dialogue.
The Secret Message of Jesus, p. 5

A shared reappaisal of Jesus' message from those who have incorrect beliefs about Him? From Muslims, who don't believe Him to have been God in the flesh? From those in Judaism, who still do not accept Him as their Messiah? From Hindus, whose beliefs include things like reincarnation and karma? From Buddhists, who believe in detachment?

I think this "shared reappraisal" has more to do with politics then religion, about trying to set up some kind of 'utopia' then with trying to get the Gospel correct.

6:14 Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness?
6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever?
6:16 And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
6:17 Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you,
6:18 And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty

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