Although Hick is a fool

Instead of going over again and again the important parables in the Bible, why not teach the young about other religions as well; give them a glimpse of the beliefs of others outside Christianity, and let them see that those beliefs are as full of passion as theirs, and that every belief arising from faith is equally worthy of respect. Let them learn that theirs is not the only way to salvation – let them learn of this through realizing the fact that there are some people in the world who are deprived all their lives of any opportunity to acquaint themselves with the Christian faith. Let them imagine there being a divine reality, as Hick’s put it, from which extends ladders, each to the different systems of faith.Would not the world be so much more harmonious a place, and would not the minds of the children be expanded ever more to see that beauty abounds everywhere?


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