Which is the GREATER QUESTION?


#1

DOES RELIGIOUS “SUPERIORITY” EXIST?

Ought it too?


#2

Yes it does. Only one of us is right, as a result, one of us is superior to all others which are wrong. That is not to say that the people who believe in that religion are superior to those who do not, only that the religion, which God created, is superior.

Yes it should, because without one religion being right, religion it pointless.


#3

The greater question is the first one because it deals with ontology; i.e., whether a religion superior to all others exists. The second question asks whether such a hypothetical superior religion ought to exist.

Every world religion contradicts another on at least one truth-claim, for if two religions agreed on every truth-claim they would be the same religion. So, either all religions contain some false truth-claims or there is one religion that contains all true truth-claims. If the first alternative is true, then God either did not reveal the true religion to human beings or He revealed it and did not give human beings the means to preserve the true religion from error. If the second alternative is true, then there is one religion which contains truth-claims that are all true and, as such, it is the true religion, superior to all others.

Whatever is true in any other religion must be some truth-claim that it holds in common with the one true religion, which contains all true truth-claims. Whatever is false in any other religion cannot be found in the one true religion preserved from all error.


#4

I think that the religion that is founded by **God Incarnate **has got to be superior to all others that were concieved by mere man. :highprayer:


#5

[quote="ProdglArchitect, post:2, topic:299334"]
Only one of us is right

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Logically, contradictory opinions cannot all be correct. They can, however, all be incorrect.


#6

=Marocchino;9802648]The greater question is the first one because it deals with ontology; i.e., whether a religion superior to all others exists. The second question asks whether such a hypothetical superior religion ought to exist.

Every world religion contradicts another on at least one truth-claim, for if two religions agreed on every truth-claim they would be the same religion. So, either all religions contain some false truth-claims or there is one religion that contains all true truth-claims. If the first alternative is true, then God either did not reveal the true religion to human beings or He revealed it and did not give human beings the means to preserve the true religion from error. If the second alternative is true, then there is one religion which contains truth-claims that are all true and, as such, it is the true religion, superior to all others.

Whatever is true in any other religion must be some truth-claim that it holds in common with the one true religion, which contains all true truth-claims. Whatever is false in any other religion cannot be found in the one true religion preserved from all error.

So my friend, for the sake od discussion; whta is "that [flase] truth" in Catholism?

God Bless,
pat/PJM


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