In reading Bruce tallman’s article Religions working together
could save the world (Dec. 1), I was faced with platitudes that need to be challenged. It is not my intent to question one’s religious beliefs, but to ask clarifying questions.
• “God transcends religious experience of God, so no one religion has the sole truth.” Would fundamentalists agree?
• “World’s religions are more effective in remedying this (ecological problems) than either science or government.” Where is the proof ?
• “Inter-religious dialogue can
. . . unify all the religions of the world.” Is this based on some eternal hope?
• “Scientists have given the world until 2030 to build an ecological civilization and the world’s religions have a major role to play in this.” What is this major role?
In the next 20 years human beings have some major decisions to make about the planet we live on and how we interact with each other. time is slipping away. I hope we wake up. Ron Reesor London