Ques­tion­able logic

The London Free Press - - LETTERS -

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

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