Buddhism is nothing like Christianity - it is cultural. Christianity is a personal relationship.
Religion is man’s attempt to reach God. Christianity is a personal relationship with God. So, in a way, one can say that all religions are more or less equal. Christianity is a whole new ball game!
Kreeft. Thought so. Excellent article.
No. Father Feeny was excommunicated by the Catholic Church for teaching that outside the Church, no salvation meant outside the visible Church. God does not punish pagans unjustly. He does not punish them for not believing in a Jesus they never heard of, through no fault of their own (invincible ignorance)."
May check with John Paul (in his paperback interview). Of course the RCC teaches all outside are lost. And the rest of this comment is pure gibberish, sliding down the slippery slope of a "rewards religion"...which is just like all other religions. Read Rom. 9. God decided to hate Esau and love Jacob, before they were born, before they had done anything good or evil, so that the choice could His. Now, there is the Gospel. Rome has it wrong, again.
The way the lead article started out, it was going to be a good read on comparative religions, until I came to this:
“By Catholic standards, the religions of the world can be ranked by how much truth they teach. Catholicism is first...”
I didn’t read any further, just another back handed attempt by Papists pushing their “all you non-Catholic Christians bow down in subservience to the Pope now...and Mary too while you are at it. The RCC is the only true church, blah, blah, blah.” Catholicism ranked first by how much truth it preaches? Truth, my eye.
A FReeper on another thread in the general section, noted that FR seems to be a politically conservative Catholic site. I agreed with him. Maybe not officially so, but it is definitely flooded with Papist pushing threads like this one.
FReepers who are conservative but not Papists wish things were a little more even handed around here.