Pluralism And Monotheistic Religion

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Ever since I have learned about the three main monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), I never understood how they are so similar, yet, many people see them as very different. Although there are some aspects that are clearly unique, all three religions have a strong dimension of revelation (human interaction with God) and preach teachings of morality paired with mutual respect for others. Consecutively, there is a connection between all religions (polytheistic and monotheistic) and all people (agnostic and atheistic) as it is a societal principle to be just and do what is right and fair. However, Eric Rudolph is an example of the negative and sometimes dangerous effects of the unjust, skewed, and immoral beliefs and traditions …show more content…
I was intrigued when learning about how the youth from Whitwell weren’t scared away by negative stereotypes and astigmatisms. Instead, they were curious and eager to expand their knowledge and get a deeper understanding about others cultures and traditions. This attitude was heavily in contrast with Eric Rudolph’s, who felt that people who share other beliefs and traditions are the ‘enemy’ and should be treated with violence in the defense of his own beliefs.Like Eboo Patel believes, it really is us, today’s youth, to establish a culture of mutual understanding so that we are unified and not divided by false stereotypes and astigmatisms. This is why Comparative Theology is an important as it analyzes and works to find similarities between other religions and helps people understand others beliefs and traditions. An effective way of doing this is through interfaith dialogue, having youth from many different religious and traditional backgrounds come together and discuss with one another about each others thought-processes and reasons for believing in what they

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