No Religion is Better Than Any Other — Except Mine

A classic example of fuzzy thinking:

The leader of the largest branch of American Judaism blasted conservative religious activists in a speech Saturday, calling them “zealots” who claim a “monopoly on God” while promoting anti-gay policies akin to Adolf Hitler’s.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the liberal Union for Reform Judaism, said “religious right” leaders believe “unless you attend my church, accept my God and study my sacred text you cannot be a moral person.”

“What could be more bigoted than to claim that you have a monopoly on God?” he said during the movement’s national assembly in Houston.

The rabbi went on to say that “the Reform movement, which is among the most accepting of non-Jewish spouses, should make a greater effort to invite spouses to convert.”

If no religion has a monopoly on God, why bother?


7 responses to “No Religion is Better Than Any Other — Except Mine

  1. Basically – Every other religion is better, EXCEPT Christianity! Everyone is tolerant of perversion and intolerant of righteousness.

    Jesus said “I AM the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. Nobody comes to the Father except through ME.” That is quite an arrogant statement to make about Himself. Funny how Buddha, Muhammad or whoever else never made such bold claims about themselves. There can only be ONE right way to go, but the road is narrow and few will find it. We should not be surprised by this.

    Take Care ~ Dani

    P.S. I thought you would get a kick out of this:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Actually I have problem in acknowledging the morality of non-Christians. The thing is morality apart from the sacrifice of Jesus, gets people nowhere eternally.

  3. Good point. It’s tough to put that concept into language that many people, including many Christians, can grasp.

  4. You said on a recent podcast that all the conspiracies are interconnected. I beg to differ and have the Red Letters to back me up… The Pharisees acused Jesus of casting out devils by some trickery- to which Jesus said, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:”

    The demon hordes are greedy and selfish.
    Satan’s kingdom is divided.
    The various conspiracies are competing for their dark prize! When we jump to the conclusion that all the cabals work so well together- we overstate satan’s power, and come up with some false conslusions that twist our world view away from the truth.

  5. Jesse, you’re right and you’re wrong.

    Yes, the demonic hordes are greedy and self-interested, and if we’ve not made that clear in the body of our work then we need to correct that misconception.

    However, the various cults and elite power groups most definitely are interconnected. All you need to do is compare the member lists of groups like the CFR, Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, Club of Rome, etc. and so on.

    That’s not the same thing as saying that every last member of the group or the entities guiding them are all following the same plan in lockstep. There is quite a bit of hostility between various factions devoted to the occult.

    I hope we also make clear in our podcasts–and I think we have–that our goal is not to frighten people, but to wake people up. (See my most recent post on the reaction of some friends to our interview with Russ Dizdar–they gave us as much credibility as the Amazing Randi did.) Christians who blithely go about their lives believing that they’re invulnerable to the slings and arrows of the enemy, spiritual and physical, are naive.

    But that’s no cause for fear. The battle has been won, and “greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world.”

  6. A simpler version of the Rabbi’s point: don’t be a jerk. Other people can be moral, even if they don’t believe in your god.

    That strikes me as nothing but common sense.

  7. And excellent advice. But that’s not what the rabbi said.

    He railed at conservative Christians for claiming a “monopoly on God”. Now, if that’s what he truly meant, then his suggestion that members of the Reform movement try to convert their spouses is confusing at best.

    But we both know that’s not what he meant. Rabbi Yoffie compared conservative Christians to a mass-murdering, occultic psychopath. Hmm. Sounds like he accused us of being immoral for not believing in his god.

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